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Chelan Party Boat, the Twisted Pearl, sails into the Sunset?

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Real Estate Agent with Criterion Properties

The Twisted Pearl has been a rather infamous Lake Chelan party boat the last several years. It has generated complaints from residents and visitors alike for anchoring out near Wapato Point and having big parties. But, it looks like its days on Lake Chelan, at least as the Twisted Pearl, may be numbered.

Twisted Pearl moored near Manson, WA

Here it is, moored off Madeline and Hyacinth roads in Manson with “for sale” painted all over it. It is a marketing job almost as classy as the rest of the operation was.

Finally, last fall, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and the Chelan County Sheriff’s office put an order on the company to cease its operations. The state liquor control board was also investigating whether the boat was serving liquor without a liquor license.

Twisted Pearl, at rest

On the Twisted Pearl’s former web site it called itself a “party cruise,” describing the boat as a “floating bar and grill accessible only by boat, jet ski, raft, or by swimming out.” If you are interested in a purchase, I would have printed the phone number had it been visible. There is a marketing lesson in that.