Q&A: Yacht designer Bob Perry talks about favorite projects, wolves in sheep's clothing and keeping it simple

Q&A: Yacht designer Bob Perry talks about favorite projects, wolves in sheep’s clothing and keeping it simple

Yacht designer Bob Perry is the mind behind some of the most popular and enduring cruising boats sailing on Puget Sound and waters worldwide, from Tayanas to Valiants, Babas to Nordics. Credited for starting the “performance cruising” movement that merged sailing speed with offshore cruising, Perry, 63, also designs custom yachts and has won numerous […]

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The Sailboat Search Chronicles: Part 10 (Why Would You Ship a Boat?)

Why, several reasonably minded friends have asked, would we be pondering how to ship our soon-to-be new boat from Mexico to Seattle? “Doesn’t a boat ‘ship’ itself?” one asked. “How about piracy?” another suggested. “Duh. By sailing it back,” a smartypants friend responded. Oh, to reside in the blissfully sane, sensible mind of a non-boater. I […]

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State launches Clean, Green, Boating website

State launches Clean, Green, Boating website

Wondering what state laws say about washing your boat? Unsure where to find the nearest pumpout station? The Washington Department of Ecology just launched a new website aimed at making it easier for boaters to be responsible stewards of the waters they use and love. The Clean, Green Boating site offers information on environmental threats […]

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Ghost Ships and other scary tales

Ghost Ships and other scary tales

Wow, now this is a scary trip down memory lane. I would imagine that there are few things quite so disturbing as seeing a vessel adrift with no one on board.  A piece in The Telegraph newspaper highlights a few of the maritime mystery ships throughout history.  My takeaway — avoid the ice pack. Here […]

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The thing that makes the annual Perry Design Rendezvous special, aside from the beautiful boats, is Bob Perry himself. What other world-renowned yacht designer happily takes your docklines as you arrive at the marina—and then later picks up a guitar to entertain the crowd with his own band? Boaters from as far away as Massachusetts are expected to attend the annual rendezvous, held Aug. 21 through 21 at Port Ludlow Marina.

Featured Event: Perry Design Rendezvous 2009

The thing that makes the annual Perry Design Rendezvous special, aside from the beautiful boats, is Bob Perry himself. What other world-renowned yacht designer happily takes your docklines as you arrive at the marina—and then later picks up a guitar to entertain the crowd with his own band? Boaters from as far away as Massachusetts […]

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Port Gamble music fest celebrates region's rich maritime history

Port Gamble music fest celebrates region’s rich maritime history

To Chris Glanister, the physical representations of maritime history—the buildings, docks and ships—are only part of the story. A more complete picture, he believes, can be learned through maritime music, the songs sailors used to stave off boredom and homesickness, chronicle their experiences at sea and help them endure days of grinding labor. “The songs carry the history. […]

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Gary Peterson and Stacey Brown decked out in their buccaneering finest.

Lats & Atts revelers pillage Poulsbo

  If you were looking for a polite, sedate soirée for yachties, you came to the wrong place. Latitudes & Attitudes’ magazine’s annual Pacific Northwest Cruisers Party, held in Poulsbo from Thursday through the weekend, lived up to its reputation for a raucous, rollicking good time. Would-be pirates roamed the docks with their wenches, singing bawdy […]

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