Hi Capt. JB (Josh),
I'm reaching out to you because on a thread about these boats you mentioned you own(ed) a Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler.
My wife and I just made an offer on one here in Washington and love the amount of boat they deliver in a 40' hull. It seems to have everything we want (Portuguese Deck, large pilothouse, fly bridge with stairs and ladder access, large mid-ship owners stateroom, etc. The one we're hoping to purchase is incredible clean, the ER is spotless (twin Lehmans with < 1200 hrs on each). And the price seems reasonable given the condition and what you get.
They seem quite rare so I was hoping to connect, pick your brain, get good intel on what to look for, what works, what you would change, etc. and just get your take on ownership.
I'm hopeful you're still on here. Please reply back or feel free to email me ay firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (206) 265-3289.