Reach real PNW boaters with 48° North advertising.


Free print copies of 48° North can be found anywhere sailors hang out around the Salish Sea and beyond. Monthly distribution is between 15,000 and 20,00 copies in more than 300 locations from California to Alaska, and from Hawaii to Montana, with the greatest numbers in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; as well as Victoria and Vancouver, BC. 48° North magazine is also available in a mobile-friendly digital format at


Online readership is booming, with more than 13,750 unique visitors to per month on average in 2023 (a 15%+ increase in traffic from 2022). Readers at check out more than three pages per visit and come back to the site often. Our bounce rate is only 4.63% (26%-40% is considered excellent).

Weekly 48° North email blasts now go out to a list of more than 10,000 subscribers (a 35% increase from 2022, with an open rate of 40%).

Combined print and online readership is safely over 40,000 each month.

“We’ve been advertising with 48° North for over 25 years. Their readers are boaters, and they trust 48° North and the companies that advertise in the magazine.”

About 48° North Readers

Our readers value our advertisers

91% Find the advertising in 48° North useful
86% Have purchased products or services advertised in 48° North
79% Have used 48° North advertisements to assist in their purchasing decisions
81% Have called, written or gone online for more information about an advertisement
60:1 Our readers prefer 48° North advertising over any kind of social media ads by a factor of sixty to one

Our readers are in the market

23% Plan to purchase a sailboat in the next two years
37% Plan to charter in the next two years

Get in touch for more information about our reach and rates

Contact Us Directly

Kachele Yelaca
Display & Digital Advertising
206.789.7350 |

Rainier Powers
Business Classified Ads
206.789.7350 |