At Seaview we take our commitment to the environment very seriously and have earned a reputation as the Puget Sound region’s most environmentally forward-thinking boatyard.

We employ a full spectrum of environmentally conscious processes in order to meet our goal of good environmental stewardship. We lead the industry. In many cases we implemented these practices long before they were in use by others or required by the Department of Ecology. We were one of the first boatyards in Washington State to install a stormwater treatment system.

"Seaview Boatyard’s core values are a non-negotiable standard both personally and professionally. We are deeply committed to safeguarding the environment by maintaining a steadfast adherence to safe, responsible and green-based business practices. This commitment to stewardship of the environment helps to ensure that the natural resources of the Pacific Northwest will continue to provide enjoyment for future generations."

-Phil Riise, CEO Seaview Boatyard


Environmental Practices

  • BMP directives to boaters and employees
  • Copper dust management with vacuum sanders
  • Bioswales for stormwater management and pre-treatment
  • A closed loop pressure washing area
  • A downdraft spray booth
  • A state of the art stormwater filtration system


Our downdraft display booth at Seaview West contains overspray and related VOCs within the booth that would otherwise be released into the environment. It is the only facility of its kind in the region and is frequently used by the Seattle Fire Marshall’s office as their model for code compliant marine paint facilities.

In 2012 all three Seaview Boatyards received a Leadership Clean Boatyard certification from The Clean Boating Foundation.

In 2011 the Association of Washington Business (AWB) honored Seaview with the association’s Environmental Excellence Award for Leading Environmental Practices. AWB’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize member companies for exemplary innovations and achievements in environmental protection, conservation and compliance

Leadership Clean Boatyards are yards that are in full compliance with all applicable Ecology regulations and demonstrate true stewardship of the surrounding environment by going above and beyond what's legally required with a certain number of optional best management practices.