January Products News

Garmin Quatix® 7 Sapphire Edition Garmin’s new quatix 7 Sapphire GPS smartwatch was designed to include all the bells and whistles you need on and off your boat. Built with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, the quatix 7 provides…

Boat Review: CWB’s Lake Union Swift

A New Sail Training Design, Built By Local High Schoolers Anyone who spends time on the pleasant waters of Seattle’s Lake Union will be familiar with the always-busy fleet coming and going from the Center for Wooden Boats…

December Products News

» Mantus Solar Navigation Light Mantus Marine continues to innovate with their newest product release — a navigation light that can be charged by solar or USB. This deck or pole mounted tricolor light is optimal for small…

November Products News

ICOM M605 VHF Radio Not simply a VHF radio, M605 is designed to allow users the choice on how to set up the radio with up to three separate stations on the boat. Boaters can now add an exclusive complete display as another…

Close to the Water: My Boat Crush

For some people, a friendly sailing community is a big part of the appeal of the Scamp. When I first saw a Scamp sailboat, I thought it looked like an oversized children’s bath toy. It seemed to bob around sitting too high…

Video: Following Duracell Project’s Ballast Tank Modifications

48° North contributors Matt Steverson and Janneke Petersen have been busy with their racer-to-cruiser refit of the Open 60 Duracell, most recently focusing on a clever modification to the existing water ballast tanks. We…

CWB’s Lake Union Swift Project Finishes Three Boats Made by Kids, For Kids

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) in South Lake Union has recently launched a new class of vessels to its fleet. Over the last few years, the Center has been teaming up with local students to build three new boats, known as…

Winterizing Checklist

Make sure you've thought about what how to take care of your boat as we enter a new season. As the autumn rains, temps, and breeze have finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest, it's a good time to think about what our boats…

Marine Thrift Comes Into Its Own

Learn more about our colleagues who offer awesome deals on cool second-hand boat stuff at Port Townsend's Marine Thrift. Marine Thrift is a second-hand store with boat stuff ranging from the genuinely fine to…

October Products News

ResQLink View PLB Recently, Return Link Service (RLS), was integrated into ACR’s new ResQLink View PLB and has been approved for use by the U.S. and Canada (among other countries). The View RLS model takes beacon reassurance…