Worn Out: Active Cruising and Gear Lifespan

Lessons learned from years of cruising about onboard gear and how it runs its natural course. What do galley stoves, outboard engines, and winch handles have in common? They’re all sold at boat shows, and they all sink if…

Beneteau Oceanis 30.1

A 48° North Boat Test From the November, 2020 issue of 48° North. I’ve been excited to get out on the new Beneteau 30.1 for a while now. In large part, my interest is driven by an appreciation for this size of “entry-level”…

These are a few of our favorite (boat) things

From the December 2020 issue of 48° North If you’ve ever lived-aboard or spent much time on a boat, you probably know it’s the little things — that galley gadget, that tool you can’t do without — that make life afloat…

Product News: December 2020

B&G V100 & V100-B VHF Radio, Class-B AIS Systems B&G Sailing Electronics recently announced the launch of its premium multi-station black-box marine radio systems — the V100 VHF series. The V100 and V100-B…

Product News: November 2020

Sirius XM Marine Typically thought of as a streaming music and news service, Sirius XM has jumped into the marine market with their Sirius XM Marine WM-4 receiver. Compatible with Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, Simrad, Lowrance,…

MY BOAT | A cruiser’s dream, the Nauticat 39 ‘Polaris’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest The dream of buying a cruising boat and setting off for adventures up and down the Inside Passage and across blue horizons is a powerful one.…

Supercharge Your Boat’s Information Gathering with Signal K

People today want to see the same level of information on their boats that they can for their homes and cars. Onboard questions abound, like: How much water and fuel am I using? How is the engine performing? And how much…

Video: Cruiser’s College’s Michael Beemer Talks Boat Design with Bob Perry

Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Department Chair Michael Beemer and Bob Perry discuss the school's Perry-designed project boat. After purchasing the Perry-designed Westsail 39 King's Pride as a teaching tool for…

Product News: September 2020

Trailer Valet RVR The Trailer Valet RVR is a self-motorized and remote-controlled trailer moving system that was created to take the difficulty out of moving your trailer. You can now move your trailer into tight spaces…

Salish Sea Thoroughbreds

International One Design Interest Builds in the San Juan Islands A cold day in the winter of 2003 found Michael Douglas in Mystic, Connecticut. He’d traveled across the country to inspect an old International One Design…