Stabbert's expertise is complemented by the fact that some of the maritime world's best mechanics, technicians, marine suppliers, and craftsmen call Seattle home. In fact, Dan's brother Don owns and runs Salmon Bay Marine Center, (www.salmonbaymarinecenter.com), just across the canal. It's the largest superyacht facility on the West Coast and Westport, Fraser, Grand Banks, and other nautical heavy-hitters have offices there. The Ballard area, where Stabbert is located, is ground zero for work boats, too. That's why you'll find the Deadliest Catch fleet, as well as less televised fishing boats, putting in for work here before they start another season in the Bering Sea. "We know that when a ship leaves our yard, it has to be rock solid," Daniel adds, mentioning their 205-foot research vessel Ocean Pioneer. Right now, Stabbert has a crew refitting the ship with a Dynamic Positioning System. They have a month to complete this complicated systems integration and just one chance to get it right: When Ocean Pioneer casts off, it's for a 22,000-mile journey as a tsunami buoy tender in Indonesia.