Video: A New Cockpit Layout for the Duracell Project

We've been following along as 48° North contributors Matt Steverson and Janneke Peterson tackle "The Duracell Project" in their backyard in Port Townsend. They've been making steady progress turning the Open 60 former ocean…

Olympia Harbor Days Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Only at Olympia Harbor Days can Puget Sound vintage tugboats be found for a climb aboard show and races. The free South Sound Maritime Heritage Association family-friendly festival along the boardwalk is set for September 2…

Boats Afloat Show Coming to South Lake Union Sept. 15-18

Boats Afloat Show brining sailboat, powerboats and shoreside activities to South Lake Union Sept. 15-18. The Boats Afloat Show returns to  Seattle’s South Lake Union on September 15-18, to spotlight a world-class fleet of…

Famed Voyager Lin Pardey Set to Give Workshops at WBF

Accomplished cruising, author and two-time circumnavigator Lin Pardey is giving workshops at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend on Sept. 8 and 9. Needing almost no introduction, Pardey, along with her late husband…

My Boat: 1991 Jeanneau 44 Tlingit

Built for an Alaskan expedition, the 1991 Jeanneau 44, Tlingit, has become the perfect family cruiser for owners John and Marcy Baker. With a rotating cast of family and friends as crew, Tlingit voyages the icy waters of…

USCG Establishing Safety and Security Zones for Fleet Week and Seafair

The Coast Guard will enforce multiple safety and security zones on Elliott Bay and Lake Washington during the upcoming Parade of Ships, Fleet Week, and Seafair festival Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. During Monday’s parade of ships, the…

July Products News

Fujinon TS-X 1440 Binoculars Fujifilm has continually used its optical and mechanical design technologies to develop high-performance and high-quality binoculars for day-to-day use. The TS-X 1440 is its latest product, which…

PNW Teams Win Big in 2022 Pacific Cup

The 2022 version of the Pac Cup saw a large contingent of boats from the Pacific Northwest on the start line, and they didn't disappoint. In what proved to be an exceptionally tricky year weather-wise to race from San…

TBT#: Wawona’s Last Story

In our latest Throwback Thursday, we revisit the wooden Wawona, which was once a fixture on the Lake Union waterfront... From the April 2009 issue of 48° North by Gary Frankel "For a few brief moments, that old hulk turned…

Sailing Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Includes Seattle’s Jonathan McKee

The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today thirteen sailors comprising its 12th class of inductees, including Seattle's Jonathan McKee. “This year’s inductees exemplify innovation, virtuous competition and are…