A Real Live Boat Show: Boats Afloat is Underway!

The show at South Lake Union is going great, and runs through this Sunday evening. Walking through the entry gate, you could almost forget that it had been so long. The familiar sights, sounds, and exhibitors of the…

Fisheries Supply/48° North Swap Meet Postponed to Spring 2022

Unfortunately this weekend's Swap Meet is a no-go. Fingers crossed for next spring! Things were looking good, dates were picked and plans were made, and boat-folk around the Pacific Northwest had started clearing their…

48° North Hosts Another Successful Tropical Night for Duck Dodge Racers

The super fun summertime tradition returns to Seattle's Lake Union, tiki raft and all. It was great to see you all out there! It's been called the best party on the water anywhere on the West Coast, and it still delivers.…

BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Returns in Late September

The BC Boat Show at Port Sidney Marina has grown to become the largest in-water boat show on Canada's west coast. Around the region, boaters and those in the boating industry are celebrating the return of in-person boat…

Southern Marinas Acquires Elliott Bay Marina

The iconic Seattle marina — one of the largest private marinas on the West Coast — has changed hands.  Southern Marinas Holdings II, LLC, a partnership between a Denver-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas,…

Get Ready to Raise Your Sails—Sailstice is Tomorrow!

The global celebration of sailing — Summer Sailstice — turns 21 tomorrow! Here are a few ways to participate and share the sailstice love.  In addition to being a new federal holiday in the United States (Juneteenth -…

NW Maritime Center Races — Seventy48 and WA360 — Begin in the Next Few Days!

The human-powered Seventy48 race begins tonight in Tacoma, and the new and epic WA360 race begins in the wee hours this Monday in Port Townsend! Here's how to find out more and follow along. Image courtesy of Liv von…

Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale Set for this Weekend

After happening virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Show is back May 21-22, 2021 as the Anacortes Boat & Yacht Spring Sale. The first in-person boat sale since January 2020,…

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-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…