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…

The Perry Carbon Cutter Project

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 "Boat Show Preview" issue of 48° North. There is something uniquely “Pacific Northwest” happening in Anacortes right now. There are four identical 43’ offshore cruising…