My Boat | 1979 Pearson 424 ‘Rhythm’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest For travelers and adventurers John and Justine Lucia, owning a cruising boat isn't simply about sailing, it's about exploring the world. And…

Catalina 425 Boat Review

A Sail Test On An Award-Winning American-Built Cruising Boat From the April, 2020 issue of 48° North My first crossing of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was aboard a wing-keel Catalina 42 that bounded comfortably in…

Sirius 40 DS Boat Review

48° North Tests the Stout, Twin-Keeled Bluewater Cruiser The Sirius 40 Deck Saloon (DS) just made its North American Boat Show debut in Seattle in January, and I have to admit, it had not been on my radar. It certainly is…

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 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…

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…