MY BOAT: 1926 36-ft Blanchard Standardized Cruiser, Faun

The sparkling varnish and classic lines of this vessel turn heads wherever she goes. Approaching 100 years old, Faun is pure Pacific Northwest beauty. When the crew at 48° North learned that owners​​ Laura Stone Shifflette…

My Boat: Pt. Bonita 27 Pell Mell

This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of 48° North. The pretty teal craft with big plans that makes people say, “Hey, what is that thing?”  Most every sailor around the Pacific Northwest will be…

My Boat: 1993 Hunter Legend 40.5 ‘Atargatis’

Atargatis is a 41-foot 1993 Hunter Legend 40.5 that belongs to the awesome Korwel family from Sequim. They keep Atargatis, which they purchased in May of this year, in Port Hadlock. The Korwels came into the 48° North…

MY BOAT | A Classic Racer-Cruiser, the Swan 391 OxoMoxo

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of 48° North. For Doug Frazer, sailing started at a young age in a remarkably unconventional way when, in 1962, his dad bought a 36-foot wooden staysail schooner that…

My Boat: 2012 Moody 45DS Happy

From the February 2021 issue of 48° North. Sometimes, a sailor’s hunt for the ideal boat can take mere days. More often than not, though, it takes much longer. And every once in a while, it’s a combination of both. The…

MY BOAT | A cruiser’s dream, the Nauticat 39 ‘Polaris’

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest The dream of buying a cruising boat and setting off for adventures up and down the Inside Passage and across blue horizons is a powerful one.…

My Boat | Farr 50 ‘Great Expectations’

From the July, 2020 issue of 48° North When you’ve got a solid background in sailboat racing, it stands to reason that buying a thoroughbred race boat to live aboard would be an appropriate option. Enter Jake Newton and…

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…

My Boat | Baltic 39 PANGAEA

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest Everyone has their varying standards about a boat, but for Mac Madenwald, his 1978 Baltic 39 PANGAEA is the perfect boat. Mac bought her new…

My Boat | J/35 Great White

My Boat shares the stories of your beloved boats from around the Pacific Northwest Homeported in Brownsville, Washington, Dan Wierman's cherished 1985 J/35 Great White has been a fixture on the Puget Sound racing scene since…