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…

New Owners At Marine Servicenter: Dan and Lisa Krier

Winds shift at a pillar of the Pacific Northwest maritime industry, Marine Servicenter. Dan and Lisa Krier begin new era as owners, but continue a long tradition of service. Dan and Lisa Krier. Congratulations to Dan and…

SYC Cancels Opening Day Festivities for 2021

While we boat year-round in the Pacific Northwest, Opening Day is a regional tradition that many mariners look forward to every spring. A big part of these festivities is the Seattle Yacht Club's Opening Day celebration on…

British Columbia Acquires More Land for Octopus Islands Marine Park

B.C. Marine Parks Forever Society secures donations to purchase a 50-acre island in Octopus Islands Marine Provincial Park. If you're ever been to British Columbia's Octopus Islands, you know how magical and serene this…

The Riveting Final 24 Hours of the Vendée Globe

The premiere solo round-the-world race came down to the wire after 80 days alone at sea. On Tuesday evening, your author reached out to our faithful editor to suggest a wager on the finishing order for the top four of this…

Seattle Boat Show Connected is Underway

Seattle Boat Show Connected Impresses, Offering Attendees a Curated Collection of Boating Businesses and Experts. Over the last couple of months, the crew here at 48° North has heard and written quite a bit about Seattle…

Region’s first maritime high school to open in September 2021

From the February 2021 issue of 48° North A few years ago, Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins was asked to judge a class presentation by a group of sophomores at Raisbeck Aviation High School in Tukwila, Washington,…

Four Days of Seminars at Seattle Boat Show Connected

Part of what makes the Seattle Boat Show so popular every year is their excellent slate of educational and engaging seminars. Seattle Boat Show Connected is aiming to keep that tradition alive — even improve on it — with…

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Seattle Boat Show Connected Experience 

The 2021 Seattle Boat Show Connected is almost here, get organized for the big dance! “Start Online. End up on the water.” The tagline for the new approach to this well loved event pretty well sums it up. The Seattle Boat…