Life on the water in the Pacific Northwest!




Where do you want to go?

Multimedia CRUISING GUIDES

See what you'll discover at WA State Parks, town and county docks, bays and coves... Including navigational issues.

Where to stay

Multimedia MARINA GUIDES

We show you what you'll find when you get there, and what to do while you stay there! Plan your adventure in advance.

Boat Reviews

Can't make the BOAT SHOW?

Our video boat reviews feature full interior/exterior tours and sea trials. Enjoy armchair shopping of new and used models.

So much more!

The BOATING LIFESTYLE

Everything from Pacific NW Boater TESTED Product demos and installations, to news and feature stories that keep you connected to the water.

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VIDEO Feature - Newport Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade

Newport Yacht Club Kicked Off the Holiday Season with the 2017 Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade.  ...

Port of Kingston

Strategically positioned between Seattle and Port Townsend in northern Puget Sound, the Port of Kingston offers unique...

Beautiful Racine, Wisconsin

It's Racine for Great Lakes Fun! Beautiful Racine, Wisconsin, nicknamed the Belle City on the Lake, welcomes the Antique...

Advertising Options

Powerful marketing deserves powerful distribution Contribute! We'll lend you our ear and you can tell us and the whole...

Custom Digital Boat Paintings

Turn your favorite boat photo into a work of art!

HOW TO SAFELY TOW OTHER BOATS

RENDERING AID: HOW TO SAFELY TOW OTHER BOATS Rendering aid to fellow boaters is tradition. TowBoatUS captains offer...

2016 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing News

2016 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Sailing News  BY WINDCHECK MAGAZINE  Stu McNay (helm) & Dave Hughes are strong...

Installing Dr LED Dome Light Conversion Kit

How-to install the Dr. LED Dome Light Conversion Kit.

Installing Dr. LED Gold Std Lights

We show the installation of Dr. LED Gold Standard Lights in our engine room.

Explore BC's Wild, But Civilized Coast

Explore the wild, but civilized coast of British Columbia by boat with AHOY BC.

Ten Tips for Clean and Green Boating

Ten Tips for Clean and Green Boating 1. Prevent oily discharges from the bilge. Keep your engine well tuned to prevent...

NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 INDUCTEES

NATIONAL SAILING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 INDUCTEES Annapolis, Md. (July 11, 2016) – The National Sailing Hall of Fame...

Happy 50th Anniversary BoatUS!

Happy 50th Anniversary BoatUS! A look back at five decades of significant BoatUS innovation and impact on boating. ...

Pest Control Tips For Boaters

Pest Control Tips For Boaters By Ann Dermody Waging war on the critters that take a shine to your boat can pose big...

Most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in America

Most Exclusive Yacht Clubs in America Published on July 5th, 2016 If you’re looking for a place to dock that new yacht of...

R2AK: The Success of Failure

R2AK: The Success of Failure The Race to Alaska (R2K) is a unique 750-mile marathon open to all forms of non-motorized...

1st Joint MSAR Academy

Oak Harbor, WA -  In what is being referred to as "The Great Experiment,"  the Marine Search and Rescue divisions of the...

WMRT Live &Newport Race Schedule

2016 World Match Racing Tour OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, NO ADMISSION FEE FREE PARKING AT FORT ADAMS STATE PARK High-speed...

Boat US celebrates 50th in Port Townsend, WA

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.– It was 50 years ago that Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) got its start as the...

TESTED: SOS Distress Light

Never buy flares again with the SOS Distress Light! Pacific NW Boater TESTED.

Port Townsend Yacht Club Boat Parade

Port Townsend Washington hosted this years PTCY boat parade under clear and sunny skies with 25 boats participating.

Broughtons Aerial Samples

During the summer of 2016, the crew of Pacific NW Boater joined a Waggoner Guide flotilla to the Broughton archipelago in...

Broughtons and Back

Published in the Spring 2016 issue of Cruising Outpost magazine, this 6-page article recounts the flotilla part of our...