After a four year struggle to expand the amount of time visiting vessels are allowed in Washington State’s waters before being subjected to a 10 percent tax on the value of the boat, the Marine Tourism Bill passed through the state House of Representatives on Tuesday night. Previously, super yachts (boats over 78 feet) were only […]
When Jeff and I considered the type of model upon which to base his new business Kingfisher Craftsmen, we took several factors into consideration. Foremost was how to provide the much needed maritime services in this region and still keep true to our lifestyle goal. We learned the hard way from my former Seattle business, […]
On any given day in the Northwest, even one of those beautiful summer days, there are thousands of perfectly nice boats tied up to the dock. While at the same time, there are thousands of people who would love nothing more than to be out boating. What if there were a way to get those […]
Then you should watch this quick video about next weekend’s event at Port Ludlow Marina. More on the event here.
If you have ever stepped foot inside Captain’s Nautical Supply, you’ll know what an absolute treasure this more than a century-old institution is for Northwest boaters. Inside the modest building that sits along busy 15th Avenue West in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood is one of the world’s great collections of navigation know-how. And we aren’t talking […]
Salish Sea Pilot has just released its 2015 Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound cruising guides. The guides are completely rebuilt and will soon be followed by guides to Puget Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Nothing feels more altruistic than offering cruising guides as free downloads. And it made the folks at Salish […]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google’s mysterious barge structures, which we first reported to you as being under construction on both coasts one year ago, were dead in the water even before they were launched, victims of poor planning that left the floating technology showrooms unable to comply with Coast Guard safety regulations. […]