Come Visit 48° North at the Seattle Boat Show!

The big Seattle Boat Show is underway, and we'd love to see you here! For 77 years, the Seattle Boat Show has been helping Pacific Northwest boaters find the boats of their dreams, and outfit them splendidly for the waters…

Editor’s Letter: Pass It On

With the Seattle Boat Show upon us, it's a great chance to channel our new-to-boat-life selves. It can inspire and encourage others. When the Seattle Boat Show rolls around, the boating community collectively thinks more…

Editor’s Letter: Small Events Are Good? Indeed.

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about increasing participation in sailing and boating. From my years running a sailing club and school, to a long tenure as a member and chair or the Northwest Marine Trade…

48° North Boat Test: Arksen 30

Reviewing a fun, functional, and really fast new adventure-oriented powerboat. “So, I just did the easiest 38.5 knots ever,” I texted a few friends. If that doesn’t give you the hint that getting out on the new Arksen 30 is…

Editor’s Letter: A Very Good Year

Especially when I look through a boaty lens, a year-end reflection on the past 12 months is a fun exercise. To think about the people, places, boats, and experiences I’ve been able to enjoy… I’m one lucky guy. I’d say that…

48° North Boat Test: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 380

The latest in Jeanneau’s next-generation Sun Odyssey range is the 380. The boat made its debut in 2021, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a chance to get out on one. No doubt that this is a comfortable cruising design…

October Racing at its Best: SYC Grand Prix

Seattle Yacht Club's autumn classic delivers on every level for all three days! Seattle Yacht Club’s venerable Grand Prix Regatta is really unique in the variety it offers each year — falling in late October over three days,…

Editor’s Letter: Lean into the Season

As boatfolk in the Pacific Northwest, we seldom forget that we can pursue our passion for being on the water year-round. We gear up to enable happier offseason cruising — installing heaters, investing in full-cockpit…

Fall Fun at CYC’s PSSC Regatta — Small and Big Boats

Spanning two weekends, and bringing out hundreds of sailors across 14 varied classes, PSSC was an autumn highlight in 2023! When Seattle starts to turn autumn gold, you’ll find the region’s sailors taking to the waters…

48° North Boat Test: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

It’s always a pleasure to go sailing on one of the new Beneteau Oceanis “point-one” series designs, and it is interesting to track their evolution. The “point-one” versions are characterized by a more modern aesthetic while…