These days it seems like were doing a lot more thinking about our boats than we are actually out sailing them or working on them. Well, whether its a beloved cruising sailboat, powerboat, racing boat, wooden boat, work boat, tug boat or even a kayak or old Laser, we want to share your boat’s story for’s “My Boat” series. 

What is MY BOAT?

Every boat has a story, and every owner has a unique relationship with his or her boat.’s “My Boat” is the place to share your own boat’s story—and brag a little about what makes your boat special. 

To share your boat with fellow boaters and 48° North readers, all we need you to do is answer a set of questions and send us some pictures (and video if you have it). 

A few tips: Try to answer the questions as if you’re having a casual conversation with a friend. Have fun with your answers. If there are any questions you’re unable to answer, just leave them blank. And if you want to add a question or two, feel free!

If possible, at least one image would be of you on the boat. One should show the entire boat (or most of it). Feel free to send us up to 10 photos that show off your boat in all its glory, including the interior. Don’t worry about the photos being too large—we can resize them. Bigger is better. 

If your boat is chosen for My Boat, 48° North editors will write an introduction and edit your answers for grammar, spelling and style if need be, so don’t worry about your writing being perfect. 

Please copy and paste the questions below into an email or document, fill out the answers and email them, along with images, to

Basic Details

Boat Name:

Boat Manufacturer, Model, Length and Year:

Boat Owner’s Name:

Tell us a little about your boating background, have you owned other boats before this one?.


When did you buy your boat?

About the Boat

Tell us about your boat’s name.

Tell us the story of how you found your boat and what makes it special to you. 

What’s the history of your boat? (Where’s it been? Who built or designed it?  Has anyone famous owned it before you?) Tell us its story.

What do you like best about your boat?

What do you know now about your boat that you wish you’d known when you bought it? Would that have changed your mind?

What’s your favorite story involving your boat?

Describe the most challenging situation you’ve experienced on your boat and how it performed.

Where do you plan to take your boat? Do you have a dream destination?

If someone gave you $10,000 that you could only spend on your boat, what would you do with it and why? 

If you could have any other boat, what would it be and why? 

What didn’t we ask you about your boat that you wish we had?

Featured image courtesy of Autumn Helling