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…

My Boat | Farr 50 ‘Great Expectations’

From the July, 2020 issue of 48° North When you’ve got a solid background in sailboat racing, it stands to reason that buying a thoroughbred race boat to live aboard would be an appropriate option. Enter Jake Newton and…

Product News: July 2020

Standard Horizon HX890 After using the Standard Horizon HX870 for several years, it’s hard to believe they could improve on it. Alas, they have with the introduction of the brand new HX890. The floating Class H DSC VHF/GPS…

Test Sailing the RS 21

48° North Boat Test From the May 2019 issue In 2018, the British small boat specialists, RS Sailing, came to market with a new keelboat that has been generating a lot of excitement; and now it’s come to the Pacific…

My Boat | 1979 Pearson 424 ‘Rhythm’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest For travelers and adventurers John and Justine Lucia, owning a cruising boat isn't simply about sailing, it's about exploring the world. And…

Catalina 425 Boat Review

A Sail Test On An Award-Winning American-Built Cruising Boat From the April, 2020 issue of 48° North My first crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was aboard a wing-keel Catalina 42 that bounded comfortably in…