About Pacific NW Boater

Published by Darren O'Brien on Saturday, 24th August 2013 - 7:33PM

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Pacific NW Boater is Darren, Lisa, and daughter Arriana O'Brien. We live and workaboard m/v Traveler, a 1979 Cheoy Lee 46 Long Range Cruiser. Wintering in Port Ludlow, WA, we spend our summers (and as many weekends in the offseason as possible!) traveling the incomparably beautiful Pacific NW. While we've sailed in exotic locales around the world, we believe the cruising grounds of the Pacific NW are the most wonderfully accessible areas to boat on earth. Making video cruising guides, product demos, boat reviews and video documentaries about our beloved Pacific NW boating lifestyle is a dream come true. And when not doing that, Lisa is the Advertising Director for Cruising Outpost, an International boating magazine. Darren is also the Video and Marketing Director for Cruising Outpost. Arriana goes to pre-school and wants to learn to fish and see more dolphins riding our bow wave!

Here's an article we wrote on the first part of our trip to the Broughtons the summer of 2015 (part of a Waggoner Cruising Guide flotilla). Published in the Spring 2016 issue of Cruising Outpost magazine. Scroll down to read all 6 pages, or click the word "Download" to save a pdf of the article: 

Here's an article SEA Magazine did on Pacific NW Boater in 2012, our first year:

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