In a Light Swap Meet Season, Marine Thrift Plans for April 24th Event

Clean out your garages, lazarettes, and lockers, the Marine Thrift Swap Meet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 in Port Townsend. The Swap Meet will be located at 315B Haines Place in the gravel lot across from…

In-person Wooden Boat Festival On Track for September

Hope is in the air for an in-person Wooden Boat Festival come September. Of all the events that got canceled in the past year due to Covid-19, the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend was one of the most disappointing for…

View 48° North Columnist’s Artwork at Portland’s Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum

Present Tense: An installation by SE Portland sailor and artist Bruce Bateau goes on display at the Lincoln Street Kayak & Canoe Museum in Portland, Oregon April 3-31, 2021. Bruce Bateau has been seeking communion with…

With Busy Boating Season Ahead, Make Sure to Take Care of Your Own ‘Backyard’

If Covid-19 has taught Pacific Northwest boaters anything, it's the value of exploring our own backyards — especially the San Juan Islands.  As the high season of recreational boating kicks into gear throughout the Pacific…

Boats Afloat Open House Coming March 19-21

From yacht brokers to marine lenders, the Boats Afloat Open House has you covered when it comes to searching for the boat of your dreams.  The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), producers of the Boats Afloat Show on…

CYC Seattle Clubhouse and Racing Are Back – Center Sound Series Begins March 6

After an unusual last year for the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, the club and Seattle area sailors celebrate a beautifully redone clubhouse and the kickoff of the 2021 keelboat racing season. The much beloved Corinthian…

Vancouver International Boat Show Begins Wednesday

The 2021 Vancouver Virtual International Boat Show Runs February 24-27 and is FREE! Consumers can find everything they need in advance of boating season. 48° North's visit to the annual Vancouver International Boat show was…

New Owners At Marine Servicenter: Dan and Lisa Krier

Winds shift at a pillar of the Pacific Northwest maritime industry, Marine Servicenter. Dan and Lisa Krier begin new era as owners, but continue a long tradition of service. Dan and Lisa Krier. Congratulations to Dan and…

US Sailing Updates Safety at Sea Certificate Requirements Due to Pandemic

US Sailing has updated the Safety at Sea certificate requirements and expiration dates in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to continued restrictions for hosting in-person courses in 2021, US Sailing specifically…

Vic-Maui Race Registration Open, 3 Free Seminars Upcoming

Registration for the 2022 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race opened on January 15th and within a few days, four boats committed to the race, while several other registrations are progressing. With a 25-boat maximum, those…