The Race to Alaska Documentary Now Available for Streaming

Now ready to stream nationally from the warm and dry comfort of home, the Race to Alaska movie captures the spirit of this wild adventure up the Inside Passage. Called "The best worst idea", this is the true story of the…

November Products News

ICOM M605 VHF Radio Not simply a VHF radio, M605 is designed to allow users the choice on how to set up the radio with up to three separate stations on the boat. Boaters can now add an exclusive complete display as another…

Advanced First Aid & CPR/AED for the Mariner Courses

Our NWMC colleagues are partnering with Backcountry Medical Guides to offer advanced training relevant to all mariners, including those thinking about Seventy48 or Race to Alaska next year. These unique training…

Eight Bells: Remembering Brad Baker

Reflecting on a beloved Pacific Northwest sailor, friend, mentor, and co-founder of Swiftsure Yachts. Brad Baker will be missed by many who had the pleasure of knowing and sailing with him. Brad crossing the equator while…

Seattle Boat Show Coming to Lumen Field and Bell Harbor Marina this February

"The Boat Show, the Boat Show, the Big Seattle Boat Show!" is set to run from Friday, February 3 through Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023.  The 2023 show will again have a location at Bell Harbor Marina. Start dreaming and get your…

Sailing Hall of Fame Inducts 2022 Class, Including Seattle’s Jonathan McKee

On Saturday, November 5, the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) inducted 13 sailors into the 2022 class, including Seattle's Jonathan McKee. Congratulations to Jonathan and the other inductees! “This year’s inductees…

Video: Following Duracell Project’s Ballast Tank Modifications

48° North contributors Matt Steverson and Janneke Petersen have been busy with their racer-to-cruiser refit of the Open 60 Duracell, most recently focusing on a clever modification to the existing water ballast tanks. We…

CWB’s Lake Union Swift Project Finishes Three Boats Made by Kids, For Kids

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in South Lake Union has recently launched a new class of vessels to its fleet. Over the last few years, the Center has been teaming up with local students to build three new boats, known as…

Seattle Christmas Boat Parade Setting Sail on December 17

A Seattle holiday classic is back in 2022, as the Christmas Boat Parade will bring local boaters together to light up the night and celebrate the season. It's that time of year again to bust out your boat's Christmas lights…

Marine Thrift Comes Into Its Own

Learn more about our colleagues who offer awesome deals on cool second-hand boat stuff at Port Townsend's Marine Thrift. Marine Thrift is a second-hand store with boat stuff ranging from the genuinely fine to…