Help Chart the Course for the Maritime Washington National Heritage Area

If you live, work, or play along Washington’s saltwater shorelines, you can help chart a course for the new Maritime Washington National Heritage Area. Officially designated by Congress in 2019 as a nationally significant…

Talkin’ Weather with Dr. Cliff Mass

Join Dr. Cliff Mass in a Zoom chat to learn more about the weather of the Pacific Northwest.  Ever wonder why thunderstorms are so wimpy over the Pacific Northwest, or why our spring season seems to go on forever? Or, even,…

In a Light Swap Meet Season, Marine Thrift Plans for April 24th Event

Clean out your garages, lazarettes, and lockers, the Marine Thrift Swap Meet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 24 in Port Townsend. The Swap Meet will be located at 315B Haines Place in the gravel lot across from…

In-person Wooden Boat Festival On Track for September

Hope is in the air for an in-person Wooden Boat Festival come September. Of all the events that got canceled in the past year due to Covid-19, the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend was one of the most disappointing for…

U.S. Coast Guard Announces Law Requiring Use of Engine Cut-off Switches

As of April 1, 2021 operators of recreational vessels of less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch in U.S. waters. When the following USCG press release announcing the new requirement of…

With Busy Boating Season Ahead, Make Sure to Take Care of Your Own ‘Backyard’

If Covid-19 has taught Pacific Northwest boaters anything, it's the value of exploring our own backyards — especially the San Juan Islands.  As the high season of recreational boating kicks into gear throughout the Pacific…

Boats Afloat Open House Coming March 19-21

From yacht brokers to marine lenders, the Boats Afloat Open House has you covered when it comes to searching for the boat of your dreams.  The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA), producers of the Boats Afloat Show on…

CYC Seattle Clubhouse and Racing Are Back – Center Sound Series Begins March 6

After an unusual last year for the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle, the club and Seattle area sailors celebrate a beautifully redone clubhouse and the kickoff of the 2021 keelboat racing season. The much beloved Corinthian…

Vancouver International Boat Show Begins Wednesday

The 2021 Vancouver Virtual International Boat Show Runs February 24-27 and is FREE! Consumers can find everything they need in advance of boating season. 48° North's visit to the annual Vancouver International Boat show was…

48N Editor Andy Cross Wins Boat Writers International Award!

Our own Andy Cross wowed a panel of judges in Boat Writers International's annual contest, winning first place in the coveted Boating Adventures category. Congrats Andy! Andy Cross. I'm truly proud to report this good news…