Adding a Cell Booster to Your Boat

From the March, 2020 issue of 48° North... Staying connected while you’re out on the water can be important for cruisers who work remotely or simply want to browse their Instagram feed; and one of the easiest ways to do that…

Product News March 2020

From the March issue of 48° North AnchorRescue II AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system Scanmar International recently announced the redesign and launch of the AnchorRescue II anchor recovery system. Allowing mariners to…

Sirius 40 DS Boat Review

48° North Tests the Stout, Twin-Keeled Bluewater Cruiser The Sirius 40 Deck Saloon (DS) just made its North American Boat Show debut in Seattle in January, and I have to admit, it had not been on my radar. It certainly is…

Tour some of the newest sailboats at the Seattle Boat Show

48° North editors Joe Cline and Andy Cross stopped by the Seattle Boat Show at South Lake Union to have a look at the new Catalina 425, X-Yachts XP-44, Beneteau Oceanis 46.1, and Lagoon 40.  …

48° North Boat Review of Beneteau Oceanis 51.1

Beneteau Oceanis 51.1: Elegant & Easy There are a lot of different priorities that can take center stage when it comes to boat design. Going sailing is the best way to truly discover what they are for a particular boat.…

48° North Boat Review of Jeanneau 440

The new Jeanneau 440 is a seriously cool boat - innovative, confidence inspiring, and comfortable. The latest offering from the Sun Odyssey range, this Phillipe Briande design features several elements that are truly…

48° North Boat Review of J/97E

The J/97, in some form, has actually been on the market since the first hull was finished in 2008. It was built to prioritize ease and versatility while maximizing performance under the IRC racing rule. It did so…

Video: Tour Ben Seaborn's fabulous Thunderbirds, classic family boats for racing & cruising

Our friends at OffCenterHarbor.com have shared another great video with Three Sheets readers, and this one features a well known boat in the PNW: the Thunderbird. CLICK HERE or on the image below and enjoy! While Off Center…

48° North Boat Review of Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40

This article was originally published in the August 2017 issue of 48° North. This month, we had the pleasure of sailing the new Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40. This voluminous and stylish cruising catamaran boasts most of the…

Five Things a Monohull Sailor Should Know about Multihulls

This article, by Ray McCormack, originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of 48° North.  You can hardly think about chartering in 2017 without acknowledging that you may be sailing a big cruising catamaran. Even though the…