Friends & Partners

We are fortunate to have many friends and partners in the sailing, cruising, and boat maintenance communities worldwide. As part of our new client onboarding process we provide our clients with a list of discount codes for many of their companies. However, we do not accept any commissions or paid advertising from them (or anyone). We like what they do and think you will too.

Mahina Offshore Services

John Neal has sailed over 400,000 miles in all oceans and is one of the most experienced offshore sailors in the world. He also happens to be our sailing instructor, mentor, and friend. His boat purchase consultation service is an incredible value. He also offers offshore sail training expeditions in remote places, complete with textbook and curriculum.

Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Program

The SVC Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, WA is a gem of a marine trade program run by Michael Beemer. Check out the Skallywags YouTube channel which is chock full of DIY resources and learning for cruisers and marine professionals alike. 


Our favorite resource for learning all things marine engines and electrics related, BoatHowTo features the teachings of Nigel Calder and Dr. Jan Athenstadt. Their courses are comprehensive yet approachable and will serve any boat owner well.

Commanders' Weather 

Commanders' provides top notch weather forecasting and routing, with exceptional customer service to boot. We rely on them for pre-departure forecasts and updates at sea. With more dynamic weather becoming the norm it is well worth the investment to have professionals keeping tabs on you offshore. 

Port Townsend Sails

High quality, impeccably constructed offshore cruising sails. The crew at Port Townsend Sails were trained by Carol Hasse and are fully committed to assisting bluewater sailors and cruisers alike build their sail inventory. We are infinitely impressed with their attention to detail and quality.


Alya is a fellow cruiser and collaborator with a knack for publishing and a keen eye for detail. Her cruising logbooks are rugged, informative, and comprehensive. That's why we partnered with her to design and publish our Offshore Logbook which we specifically designed and tested for passagemaking and offshore sailing. We appreciate her attention to quality and durability and think you will too!