Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show Featuring Trawlerfest Starts Thursday

The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) and Anacortes Chamber of Commerce are teaming up with Trawlerfest for the 2022 Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show featuring Trawlerfest, May 19 - 21 in Anacortes, Washington. The…

West Coast Sailing and Zim Sailing Named Official Suppliers of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association

West Coast Sailing joins its affiliate Zim Sailing in a new sponsorship agreement for college sailing across the United States. A few months ago, we helped get the word about about a new holding company making waves in the…

Washington State Parks Begins Mooring Buoy Repair in San Juan Islands

For boaters in Washington, if there's one thing we need to trust when we visit a marine state park, it's the mooring buoys. Fortunately, Washington State Parks was scheduled to begin contracted mooring buoy repair work in…

MY BOAT: 1926 36-ft Blanchard Standardized Cruiser, Faun

The sparkling varnish and classic lines of this vessel turn heads wherever she goes. Approaching 100 years old, Faun is pure Pacific Northwest beauty. When the crew at 48° North learned that owners​​ Laura Stone Shifflette…

Recreational Boat Pumpout Facilities Expanding Across Washington

State Parks Clean Vessel Act Grant Program funds $700,000 in new pumpout and floating restroom projects.  Recreational boaters in Washington waters will have an easier time disposing of vessel sewage thanks to more than…

New Web Archive Devoted to a Classic PNW Sailboat Design

The beautiful Blanchard Senior Knockabout has a newly-created resource chronicling its rich history in Seattle and around the PNW. Few sailboat designs are as deeply tied with the history of sailing in the Pacific Northwest…

April Products News

This article was originally published in the April 2022 issue of 48° North. » Garmin 79sc Handheld GPS Always evolving their handheld satellite communicators to help you cast off confidently on your sailing adventures,…

Urgent! Comment on Possible Blake Island Marina Changes

Changes could be coming to one of Washington State's most beloved boating destinations — now's your chance to weigh in. The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is developing the Blake Island Marine State…

Vic-Maui Racers Prepare for July 2022 Start

Follow the fleet of Vic-Maui participants as they gear up and then head for Hawaii starting July 4, 2022. Aloha! Fifteen boats have registered for this July’s Vic-Maui International Yacht Race to paradise and throughout this…

March Products News

This article was originally published in the March 2022 issue of 48° North. » BoatLIFE Fix Repair Putty Boaters of all stripes know that heartbreaking feeling when their fiberglass is dinged or their gelcoat is chipped.…