La Vie En Rose La Vie En Rose is a beautiful 40′ cruising yawl acquired by NWMC in 2021. Constructed of cold-molded red cedar and Douglas fir with a stunning cherry interior, this yacht is a dream. Take our Private Group Sailing class and experience its craftsmanship and grace for yourself!

IMG_0863Admiral Jack the newest addition to Northwest Maritime Center’s fleet, Admiral Jack! A comfortable tour boat in the summer and state-of-the-art floating classroom during the school year.

IMG_0863Cal 20 & Cal 25, used to teach our adult sailing classes, including US Sailing basic Keelboat courses and all sorts of private lessons. They are responsive boats with a very safe and dry cockpit and a small cabin.

IMG_0863Onward: 26′ long dory for rowing and sailing.

IMG_0863Gibnut: 21′ Beachcomber Alpha Dory

IMG_0863Optis are the world’s most popular dinghy sailboats, with over 150,000 worldwide.  We use them as a safe, independent way for beginners to start sailing all by themselves.

BH MDP June 2012 087Our 2 longboats, Townshend and Bear, are 26′ open wooden boats. They are historic replicas from Captain George Vancouver’s exploration of the region in 1792 that were built at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. The boats are equipped with 8 rowing stations and 3 sails. Stepping aboard is like going back in time. Both longboats are US Coast Guard Inspected vessels and are staffed by licensed Captains. The longboats are an integral part of our school programs as well as platforms for overnight voyages with programs like Outward Bound. Longboats excel at providing opportunities to learn to work together as a crew as well as developing confidence and leadership skills.

IMG_0863Martha J is a 24′ motor launch that is our MVP – used for races as a mark boat, for capsize drills as a safety boat, for classes as a science platform or on summer weekends as a great waterfront tour boat.

IMG_0863Wigeon: 14′ Whitehall

IMG_0863Ripsaw: Our workhorse, a center console RIB with a 50hp outboard

IMG_0863Willa: Ken Douglas rowboat

IMG_0863C420s: A popular class of high performance racing boats used by our High School Sailing Team

IMG_0863FJs: feature a mainsail and a jib, and are used to teach our intermediate and advanced sailors how to sail as a team, balance a boat and trim both sails for best performance.

IMG_0863Skunk Island Skiffs: Roomy and stable rowboats for kids

IMG_0863Portage Prams: Lightweight nesting prams for oars or sail

IMG_0863Rigid Inflatables: Tiller steered utility boats for teaching, getting around, and PTMA

For more information on how to get out on the water in one of our boats, click here!