August Products News

This article was originally published in the August 2021 issue of 48° North.    » Seldén E40i Electric Winch It’s no secret that having electric winches onboard, especially on larger vessels, is hugely helpful. The…

July Products News

» IMPACT Fenders Protecting your boat from the dock is an important task, which is why two lifelong boaters committed themselves to building flat fenders that would get the job done across a variety of boats and docks.…

Boat Test: Lagoon 42

48° North Editor, Joe Cline, puts the sails up on the Lagoon 42 — one of the latest evolutions of technology, comfort, and sailing performance in the world of cruising catamarans. "Man, this thing is effing massive." I…

June Products News

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. » Gill Front or Side Zip PFD The new Gill USCG approved Front or Side Zip PFD is designed with dinghy and sport boat sailing in mind, which demands…

MY BOAT | A Classic Racer-Cruiser, the Swan 391 OxoMoxo

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. For Doug Frazer, sailing started at a young age in a remarkably unconventional way when, in 1962, his dad bought a 36-foot wooden staysail schooner that…

It’s Electric! The Port Townsend Race Committee Boat Gets a Refit and Repower

When the Port Townsend Sailing Association's committee boat needed repowering, the decision was made to go electric! The Port Townsend Sailing Association, Blackbird Associates, and Steve Scharf have relaunched the 1979 CHB…

May Products News

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 issue of 48° North. Harken Gizmos In response to sailors’ and riggers’ request for lightweight and reliable soft-attach terminations and reduced chafing through-deck…

April Products News

From the April 2021 issue of 48° North. Mantus Universal Stern Anchor Bracket Having a dedicated place for a stern anchor can be a conundrum on any boat, which is a riddle that Mantus set out to solve with their Universal…

An Ode to My Favorite Tool

In Marty McOmber's latest column, he gives props to an indispensable tool that is a jack of all trades aboard.  One of the most important pieces of equipment aboard our boat has proven itself time and time again — so much so…

A Better Boat for Dream Chasing

It was April when I consciously admitted it: I’d made a mistake buying that old Rawson 30 I called Tortuga. It would be 10 years before I could set off to circumnavigate the globe solo in that piece of work (a dream I began…