Nwm Star

We’re many things, and at our core we are an organization that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to our community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.

Port Townsend Bay Tours

June 28 – August 31, 2024

Private Group Sailing Lessons

Offered May 29–September 29

Youth Summer Camps &
Sailing Classes

Registration is Open for 2024

Volunteer for Wooden
Boat Festival

September 6–8

Upcoming Events & Classes

Latest Stories

The Heartbeat of Northwest Maritime: Stories from Our Volunteers

By Roberta Sommer, NWM Volunteer Coordinator We know well that the power of volunteers catapults the reach of our events and programs to more people throughout our region. For most of its years, Northwest Maritime has prospered immensely from the generosity of thousands of individual volunteers who have shared their skills, experience, and zeal to…

Maritime High School Students Complete Year One of Marine Engineering Program

Our intrepid cohort of 17 Maritime High School juniors completed the first half of their two-year Marine Engineering Tech program at Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA). All the students have either completed or almost completed their paperwork to receive their Merchant Mariner Credentials as Ordinary Seaman/Wipers, and will continue next year to complete the remaining coursework.  …

MHS Mentors Connect Students to Maritime Careers

Maritime High School’s Mentorship Program is an important component of the school’s educational design. Paired with professionals from across the maritime field, students explore career paths while practicing networking skills and beginning to build a professional network. Mentors connect directly with 10th-grade students, join other mentors and student cohorts at our semi-annual Mentor Breakfasts, and…

Stories from our Magazine 48° North

  • July Products News
    by Editor on July 23, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Check out a cool hybrid PFD from a Mustang Survival, Wichard soft snatch blocks and a new tank monitor by Blue Seas.

  • Leschi and Lakewood Marinas Certified as Clean Marinas
    by Editor on July 19, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA), Washington Sea Grant and others recently announced the certification of Leschi and Lakewood Marinas,

  • #TBT: Anchoring Etiquette
    by Andy Cross on July 18, 2024 at 11:06 am

    In our latest Throwback Thursday, 48° North editor Andy Cross gives his tips for being a good neighbor when picking

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