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THE YACHTING LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE - JUNE 2023

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ON THE COVER

Sophisticated, sleek, and seaworthy, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 is ready to round up some adventure. For more on this model arriving soon to Denison Yachting in Seattle, see the feature on pages 56-61.

FEATURES DEPARTMENTS

BLADE THE TRAIL

Whether explored by motor boat or under your own paddle power, the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail system offers a stunning summer escape.

FLORIDA-WASHINGTON LINE

Northwest Yachting takes you to the sunny Florida coast for an exclusive first look inside two beautiful Beneteau models currently making way for Seattle.

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16 Maritime Missives

20 Anchors Aweigh

23 Making Waves:

News + Nautical Note

34 Goods + Gear

37 Pearl's Picks

40 Broker's Best 64 Expert Take

68 Tight Lines

70 Racing Sheet

72 Sea Fare

76 Port of Call

78 Bon Voyage

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48 SUMMER GOALS: PADDLE THE PRISTINE WATERS OF THE KITSAP PENINSULA. PHOTO BY DANA HALFERTY
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Happy Places

Close your eyes and picture: The sun shining, its rays warming your body and soul, as a pleasing breeze ruffles your hair and ripples over a beautiful body of water. Maybe an occasional splash echoes across that water as an intrepid swimmer takes the plunge; or, your ears perk up at the soft but persistent whizzing of a fishing line; or, perhaps, you hear a boat motor idling and laughter as a party clambers aboard for an adventure.

Are you smiling yet?

I hope this issue evokes similar feelings of summer bliss. Open your eyes back up, start flipping, and keep those peepers peeled to find your happy place. It could onboard one of the three stellar motoryachts featured in this month’s Broker’s Best (pages 40-43, and 46), or one of two brand-new Beneteaus set to arrive soon to Denison Yachting in Seattle. NWY got an exclusive peek at this last duo at the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March, and now we transport you to the sunny Florida shores for stunning looks inside on pages 56-61. If you are already set at the helm, the nationally designated Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail system makes for a beautiful summer breakaway. Whether you explore by motor boat or under your own paddle power, be sure to soak up all the serene stops found in Niki Stojnic’s feature starting on page 48. Chiming in on the summer fun, Mark Yuasa outlines a jam-packed salmon season in Tight Lines (page 68); Port of Call drops anchor in the swoon-worthy Porto Cervo and Portisco in Italy (pages 76-77); and, our Anchors Aweigh section goes super-sized on pages 20-21 to share a fleet of fun events occurring soon. Also be sure to check out our staff’s collective summer bucket list in Expert Take on pages 64-65 as we dish on our own happy prospects for the season.

Cheers, Kate Calamusa

Editor

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Show of Strength

The April and May issues of Northwest Yachting came to life at the spring edition of the Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union, as we stepped aboard such feature vessels as Silver Seas Yachts’ spacious and airy Cruiser 38 GLS Open; the incredibly sublime 48 Fly Hybrid from Greenline Yachts; and even the gorgeous X1 from Swedish e-boat brand XShore seen above.

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Mag Mascots

Meet our new product tester, Maggie (a.k.a. Mags): This 50-pound American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab/Bulldog mix can often be spotted palling around with our editor Kate and her family, and similar to our girl Pearl, she loves warm lazy afternoons on the aft deck just as much as she detests seagulls. Though time will tell if she possesses the same discriminating taste as Pearl (if so, our resident expert may deem her worthy of making a pick or two), Mags did give two paws up to the Bocce Bakery fish and chips treats found in her new pal’s column on page 37.

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JUNE 2-4

TACOMA OCEAN FEST

Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma

Art, music, dance, film, poetry, science, and on-water fun all converge to bring the community together in celebration of the ocean for this annual weekend-long shindig. On Friday evening, you can rig your paddlecraft with LEDS or bring a lantern to participate in the annual Lantern Paddle for Species; Saturday brings an opportunity to help clean the nearby beaches; and on Sunday, you can take in a full day of festival fun.

More info: tacomaoceanfest.org

JUNE 3

SHILSHOLE BOATFEST:

SEAS THE BAY!

Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle

This beloved free family event returns to once again help introduce future mariners to all things boating as attendees get to enjoy sailboat and powerboat rides, participate in kids’ activities, and engage with maritime exhibits, all while boaters young and young at heart celebrate the Ballard community.

More info: portseattle.org/events/shilsholeboatfest-0

JUNE 5-?

R2AK 2023

Begins at Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend

Whether it sounds like a crazy idea or a cool one, R2AK is a unique event on the Northwest calendar as it holds distinction as the first race of its kind, and as North America’s longest human and wind powered race. The idea is simple: Get yourself to Alaska all under your own paddle power. (Or simply cheer the intrepid from the starting line on June 5, if that’s more your M.O.)

More info: r2ak.com

JUNE 15-17

2023 OCEAN ALEXANDER WEST COAST RENDEZVOUS

Roche Harbor Resort in Friday Harbor

This West Coast Rendezvous, offered exclusively to Ocean Alexander owners, will invite attendees to mark the OA brand’s 45th year (the traditional sapphire milestone for wedding anniversaries) with an apropos “Sapphire by the Sea” themed weekend in one of the San Juans Islands’ most iconic locations. More info: alexandermarineusa. com/events/2023-ocean-alexander-westcoast-rendezvous/

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JUNE 15, 22, 24 & 29

DOWNTOWN SAILING SERIES & AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION CHARITY REGATTA

Elliott Bay Marina in Seattle

First founded in 2004, the Downtown Sailing Series is a casual weekly summer regatta showcasing the sport of sailing to the citizens of Seattle. Race or cruise with dozens of boats of every size as they set sail from Elliott Bay Marina Thursday nights, cross the Seattle skyline, and run back to the marina. Also popular with local boating enthusiasts, the post-regatta party has also taken on a life of its own as a great venue for building a sense of community. This year’s series kicks off on June 15th with the Elliott Bay Yacht Sales-sponsored race. Also not to be missed is the Saturday, June 24 American Parkinson Disease Association Charity Regatta that raises monies for the aforementioned organization. Fair winds!

More info: downtownsailingseries.com

JUNE 17-18

CLASSIC YACHT ASSOCIATION BELL HARBOR RENDEZVOUS

Bell Harbor Marina in Seattle

The Pacific Northwest Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association in conjunction with the Port of Seattle will once again host the Bell Harbor Marina Rendezvous over Father’s Day weekend on the downtown Seattle waterfront. Make a day of it and bring Dad (and any other classic boat aficionados you know) to this free showing featuring over 30 classic motor yachts, many of them built prior to World War II.

More info: portseattle.org/events/bellharbor-rendezvous

JUNE 24

BREMERTON BRIDGE BLAST

JUNE 21-25

35TH TOLLYCRAFT BOATING CLUB RENDEZVOUS

Roche Harbor Resort in Roche Harbor

Calling all Tollycraft fans: It’s time to head to Roche Harbor for this year’s annual Tollycraft Rendezvous, this year presented with the theme “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Tolly World.” Along with tried-and-true highlights—like the annual swap meet, Thursday potluck dinner, and silent raffle auction—this year’s event marks the debuts of a cruising roundtable, an after-dark dinghy poker run, and multiple movie screenings.

More info: tollyclub.com/fun/2023tollyclub-rendezvous

Manette Bridge near the Marina in Bremerton

This annual event captivates the attention from locals and visitors alike, drawing large crowds to the areas surrounding Manette Bridge. Here, the fireworks display is launched from the bridge itself to offer a stunning display you can take in from the water, or from the docks at Bremerton Marina. The show blasts off at 10 p.m., but there will also be vendors and entertainment on-hand starting at noon, so cruise on over early to enjoy the full spectacle.

More info: bremertonbridgeblast.com

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Twin low hour Cummins 330 HP diesels, bow thruster, new dual screen Garmin Radar/GPS plotter, autopilot, diesel heater, bimini top, new Northern lights generator, satellite TV antenna, hardbottom inflatable with engine, washer/dryer, central vac, three staterooms, two heads with enclosed showers, bathtub and much more!

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Tacoma Schools, Port Explore Joint Plan to Build ‘Maritime 253’ Skills Center

In a move to promote maritime industry jobs as potential career paths for students in Pierce County, the Port of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Schools have formed a partnership to consider building a new maritime skills center on Port-owned land, to be called Maritime 253 (the Tacoma area code is 253).

The decision to form an interlocal agreement to develop the center came about in March, following a year-long effort by the Port and Tacoma Public Schools to attract more youth to an industry that has had trouble finding skilled workers to replace its aging workforce.

Once established, Maritime 253 will be a regional career and technical education (CTE) center, serving high school students from multiple Pierce County school districts. Students taking part will enroll in advanced CTE courses at both the skills center and in additional courses at their high schools. Courses and participation will be offered at no cost to students.

“We realized there was a natural synergy between our plan and locating the new skills center at the port would be a great fit,” said Eric Johnson, executive director of the Port of Tacoma. “Working to prepare future generations to fill jobs in the Port, maritime, and skilled trades industries is a key priority.”

A similar marine-themed educational program began on a smaller scale in South Seattle in 2021, when the Highline School District launched the Maritime High School program that NWY covered in our March 2022 issue (find it online at nwyachting.com). In the planned Tacoma project,

education will be provided not in a particular high school, but in a skills center that will be open to all interested students across Pierce County’s school districts.

Details of the Maritime 253 curriculum are still being developed by maritime industry advisors, but the instruction will focus on four main pathways: skilled and technical trades; transportation and logistics; technology and innovation; and sustainability. The center will also establish programs in which students can earn professional credentials, certificates, and apprenticeships. Through these opportunities, participants can develop skills for managing goods in a global economy, including warehouse logistics, equipment operators, dock workers, and other ship-related jobs.

The next steps for the Port and the school districts will be to move to phase one of the project, which will be to begin the design-build process, involving site-condition assessments for suitable properties, issuing proposal requests for a designer and builder, and setting up a system for public involvement as the process moves forward. It’s all an effort to help support Tacoma’s marine cargo operations, which currently provides 42,000 jobs and $3 billion in labor income, according to the Port. For more details on future developments, go to: tacomaschools.org/departments/ cte/maritime-skill-center

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WA Instructs Boaters to Give Orcas (Much) Wider Berth for Safety

We clearly love our Southern Resident orca whales that cruise the Salish Sea, but we are loving them too much. Under a new bill that passed overwhelmingly in the Washington House of Representatives in April and soon to become state law, Washingtonians will need to give the endangered animals more room to protect their safety in crowded waters.

The bill will more than triple the mandatory distance to be maintained between whales and watercraft, from 300 yards to 1,000 yards—the equivalent of about half a nautical mile and the same exclusionary distance currently mandated for commercial whale-watching vessels. The bill will also modify whale-watching business license fees, modify existing enforcement rules, eliminate certain other fees, and create new licenses for paddle-tour and paddle-guide businesses that will replace kayak-guide licenses. The House bill is very similar to SB 5371, which passed earlier in the state Senate. Both bills have strong bipartisan support and are currently in negotiations to smooth out minor differences. A joint bill will be sent to Governor Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign it into law. Once signed, the law would take effect in January 2025.

Boaters, however, are being encouraged to not wait and begin voluntarily observing the 1,000-yard buffer in the current boating season. A nonprofit coalition of conservation groups called Give Them Space (givethemspace.org) is offering a voluntary pledge that recreational and commercial boaters can sign, stating that they will immediately heed the 1,000-yard buffer for animals in the J, K, and L pods.

The latest estimates for the number of orcas in the Southern Resident population have fallen from 93 whales in the 1990s to just 73 today, making them one of the most critically endangered species in the country. Not only will the 1,000-yard exclusion zone prevent accidental boat/whale collisions, it will also help reduce underwater noise produced by shipping, which can disrupt the orcas’ ability to echo-locate for prey and mother orcas nursing their young.

“This is a momentous occasion for our state and the protection of our marine life,” said state Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D-Bow), a member of the Tlingit and Aleut Tribes, who championed the House bill. “By creating a setback distance from Southern Resident orcas, we are sending a powerful message that we are committed to protecting our marine ecosystems and respecting the cultural heritage of Native American tribes.”

Before the law is finalized, the Be Whale Wise nonprofit organization is continuing to promote its flag-based educational campaign for boaters in Washington and British Columbia to show their support for orca whale protection, offering “Whale Warning Flags” to alert other boaters when whales are spotted in a particular area. The flag, with a white field and a red, yellow, and black circular logo depicting a whale tail, is recommended to be hoisted as an indication to other boaters to slow their speed or alter their course if whales are spotted nearby. The flags come in two sizes—16-by 24-inches and 2- by 3-feet—and can be found at several marine organization websites in Washington and Canada. For more information about how to obtain these flags, and for further information on best whale safety practices, go to: bewhalewise.org

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Summertime Cruise News: Beach Buoys Pump Out the Jam

Summer’s the busiest time of the year for Northwest boaters, so here is a roundup of some regional developments that may affect your warm-weather cruising—from new moorage buoys in British Columbia to Puget Sound’s best sewage pump-out spots.

New D’Arcy Island, BC, Moorages Open: D’Arcy Island, one of the lesser-known islands at the southern end of Canada’s Gulf Islands archipelago, was recently equipped by Parks Canada with two new guest moorage buoys, paid for by the BC Marine Parks Forever Society. Located in the Haro Strait a few miles west of San Juan Island, 83-hectare D’Arcy Island is uninhabited but has a network of old rails, primitive campsites, and some picnic tables for day hikes. The mooring buoys on the east side of the island were set up to help boaters navigate the notoriously rocky shores and strong currents in the strait that have kept visitors away over the years. Under the new visitor rules, boaters with vessels measuring less than 50 feet may use the buoys without charge for short-term stays until 3 p.m.; those camping overnight will be charged C$14 a night from May 15 to September 30. For more information, visit the BC Marine Parks site at: bcmpfs.ca

‘Mind the Zone’ Seaplane Buoys Return to Lake Union:

Last year’s “Mind The Zone” boat safety campaign on Seattle’s Lake Union is returning this summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend, to raise awareness of the busy lake’s increased traffic by both boaters and seaplanes. A series of five well-marked orange-and-white buoys have been anchored in a north-south central zone of the lake that is shared by sea planes and boaters. Yellow lights on each buoy begin flashing when a plane is approaching to land or take off on the water. The lights are an indication that all swimmers and operators of power, sail, or paddle boats should move quickly to the east or west of the buoys at a minimum distance of 200 feet on either

side. The effort is managed by the Recreational Boating Association of Washington, and currently voluntary. More details about the seasonal program can be found at: rbaw.org/mindthezone

Refurbished Keystone Boat Launch to Re-open

This Month: After several months of repair work, the Keystone Boat Launch on Whidbey Island is scheduled to re-open. Since late 2022, the launch and breakwater structures have been closed for repair after a damaging December 2018 storm. While the final construction of the breakwater has interfered with the spring halibut and lingcod fishing season, the boat launch is expected to be fully restored for the summer season. The launch, located near the Keystone Ferry Terminal within Fort Casey Historical State Park, will include a restored shoreline, new guide piles and floats, and a breakwater structure designed to better protect the infrastructure from future storms. For more details, go to: parks.wa.gov

Redesigned Website Educates WA Boaters About

Safe Pumpouts: With seasonal watercraft usage on the rise again this summer, Washington Sea Grant has refreshed its website to educate boaters about the latest safe and environmentally conscious method of pumping out boat sewage in the Puget Sound area. The Pumpout Washington website is a clearinghouse of information about how boat operators can comply with the state’s No Discharge Zone (NDZ) policy, which bans any sewage from being discharged into Puget Sound waters. The refreshed site contains a live map, updated in real time, showing the locations of safe permanent and mobile pump-out stations and boaters can also learn about how NDZs provide ecological protection for humans and regional aquaculture, and plan ahead for any pit stops they may need for future extended summer excursions. Find out more at: pumpoutwashington.org

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Wake Up with Island Time’s Killer Cuppa

This new Salish Orca Blend from Island Time Coffee will surely fill your sails. Created with a mix of sustainably harvested coffee beans that are roasted in the Vienna style, this medium/dark brew has a smooth taste and smoky finish to help get your engine running each morning. Specializing in small-batch, chemical-free, farm-direct coffee, the Whidbey Island company is also doing its part to protect the Southern Resident Orca Whales in the region, donating 10% of its Salish Orca Blend sales to Orca Network, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving healthy marine life habitats. The picture on each bag shows Wavewalker, Ino, and Keta, three actual orcas from the local L-pod. Other popular Island Time java blends include Deception Dark, Ferry Line Blues, and Island Sunset French.

$13 per bag; $38 for a three-pack // islandtimecoffeeco.com

Enjoy Underwater Sunsets with Apelo

As the colors of the sky dim on your next sunset cruise, these dazzling lights can keep the show going under the surface. The Apelo A1 surface-mounted light from Hella Marine shines up to 1,800 lumens of RGB light to bathe your vessel in an underwater glow, using any desired color of the rainbow. Apelo’s UV-resistant Grilamid lenses focus light in a vertical but wide horizontal angle, making the light appear brighter when viewed from above the waterline. The corrosion-resistant thermal polymer housing can be mounted on any kind of hull material and is built to endure prolonged submersion. Made in New Zealand, the Apelo A1 includes advanced electronics that suppress potential interference with onboard radios, chartplotters, or other navigational devices.

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Sharing Salty Tales by the Campfire

If it’s June, you know it’s peak Copper River salmon season, and the perfect time to prepare your grill for savory BBQ dishes. To help add flavor to your summertime delectables, a dash of Campfire Sea Salt, a blend of alder wood smoke and chili spices, instantly evokes memories of outdoor gatherings with friends around a circle of crackling embers. This smoked Alaskan sea salt from Salmon Sisters is made with Maras chili, Urfa chili, and black garlic, and blended by Curio Spice, a woman-owned nonprofit. But the delicious meals you make with this sea salt can be shared by multitudes—like all products from Salmon Sisters, 1% of all proceeds from Campfire Sea Salt sales are donated to the Give Fish Project, which provides wild Alaskan seafood to the Food Bank of Alaska.

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The PNW Wins the Pennant Every Time!

The Upper Left corner of the U.S. is a pretty cool spot for outdoorsy people. Why not display a little “rah-rah” for your favorite place to live? These retro sports style pennants allow you to proclaim your Washington state pride. Featuring the state name in forest green and gold, accompanied by a leaping rainbow trout, the triangular pennant from The Great PNW is a great gift for all Evergreen State anglers in your life. Those from other PNW states can be celebrated, too, with a blue-andyellow banner featuring an Oregon lighthouse and a maroon-and-gold Idaho pennant showing a fly fisherman in the mountains. Each pennant measures 11.5 inches by 29 inches and comes with flagpole ties. Seriously, why would you want to live anywhere else? $26 // thegreatpnw.com

Tempest Cooler Keeps the Party Afloat

Have you ever accidently knocked a fully loaded cooler overboard and watch it sink to the bottom? Yes, we have, too, with tears in our eyes. Fortunately, Mission is offering a solution for all boaters, klutzy or otherwise, with this Tempest Day Cooler. Large enough to fit up to 40 beverage cans or 20 twelve-ounce bottles, this durable, lightweight cooler features a nylon shell, waterproof zippers, and welded seams, so it floats no matter what’s inside. With 1-inch-thick insulation and a padded, bright-orange interior, the soft-pack cooler keeps things icy for hours of use. To help organize other party items, the Tempest also includes internal and exterior mesh pockets. A sturdy handle with Velcro clasps allows for easy portability, either on land or offshore. $179 // boatgear.missionoutdoor.com

Salty-Home Has Your Organization Needs Pegged

For all those times you need to get stuff off the floor, organize your messy desk, or just get the kids to hang up their dang coats (good luck with that!), Salty-Home has a cheery way to organize your home in a fun nautical style. This 11-inch-high, wave-shaped pegboard comes with 18 pre-drilled holes and four dowels that you can arrange in any configuration you like to hang things like keys, sunglasses, small tools, or light jackets. Made from sustainably harvested wood and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, the pegboard lets you liven up your ocean-themed décor while you protect forest health. It’s perfect for kids’ rooms, foyers, salons, or anywhere you want to show your love for surf, tides, and tidiness.

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Be Whale Wise

Make a difference for endangered Southern Resident killer whales. Follow Be Whale Wise regulations in WA state:

▸ Avoid approaching Southern Resident killer whales, and at minimum stay the required distance away (see BeWhaleWise.org).

▸ Watch for the Whale Warning Flag. If you see the flag, that means there are whales nearby. Slow down!

▸ Turn off fish finders or depth sounders in the presence of whales.

▸ For recreational kayakers and people using other nonmotorized vessels: Wait to launch until killer whales are more than a half-mile away, stay close to shore and raft up if whales are nearby.

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1982 60’ Riva Corsara

Available from Worth Avenue Yachts, this handsome, Italian-designed motoryacht has been beautifully refreshed for the many years of cruising that lie ahead.

This handsome Riva Corsaro may be north of 40 years old, but the major upgrades and retrofits over the years makes Bravissimo sing like Pavarotti in his prime. Its three elegant staterooms can comfortably accommodate six people, and its sunken salon is a classic throwback to the mid-century luxuries of Italian yacht design championed by Riva. Stainless-steel-framed windows create an atrium effect in the sleek salon interior. A large L-shaped couch is located aft, surrounding a coffee table, opposite another L-shaped dinette and a handmade, varnished, hi-lo table. A flat-screen Samsung TV is attached to the rear of a low-profile helm chair, near an upgraded beverage refrigerator. The salon furniture retains the original Italian designs, but the fabrics and soft goods have all been updated, maintaining the original stitching patterns.

Forward of the salon, the minimalist lower helm features a gauge cluster with bow and stern thruster controls to port, ZF Micro Commander throttles to starboard, and a modernist wooden wheel at center. Other navigation aids include a Furuno NAVnet chart plotter, a NAVpilot autopilot, VHF and stereo controls, a Ritchie 5” compass, and a Furuno depth sounder.

A curved staircase starboard of the helm leads to the lower deck and empties into the compact but efficient galley, recently upgraded with a new refrigerator and Miele appliances. The original stainless steel counters and double-basin sinks have been kept in excellent condition, surrounded by custom high-gloss, louvered cabinetry.

Aft of the galley is a circular foyer that leads to the three cabins and a day head. The forward owner’s cabin features a queen-size berth and a refurbished en suite head and a separate shower. The redesign was handcrafted by master shipwright Tony Ferrari, using Birdseye maple, teak, and holly. Another owner’s cabin is located aft, also with an en suite head and separate shower stall, plus all-new finishes and fixtures. The adjacent twin stateroom offers two small berths, ideal for kids of any age, and access to the shared day head.

Astern, the refitted cockpit is spacious, with molded bench seating along the transom, four movable deck chairs, and shade from the overhanging bridge deck. The cockpit also includes a teak-covered hydraulic swim platform that can lift a small tender or jet-ski. Moving forward, the elongated prow includes a large sun pad. Up on the flybridge, a fully equipped upper helm sits forward of more lounge seating and another sun pad that boasts extra protection from wind and sun with a Bimini top.

The engine room of the Bravissimo has probably gone through the greatest number of upgrades, including a full mechanical survey performed in 2022 and a complete overhaul of the twin Detroit Diesel 8V92TI engines in 2005. The engine impellers were replaced and the coolant flushed in 2020; the propellers were rebuilt in 2021; and the intercoolers, all four turbos, and the generator impeller were rebuilt in 2022. Today the engines produce a combined total of 1,470 hp and have about 2,000 hours of use.

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LOA 60’0” Beam 17’6” Draft 4’6”

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black) 924 gal. / 272 gal. / 66 gal.

Engines

Twin Detroit Diesel 8V92TI

Contact Worth Avenue Yachts

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This adventure ready, almost-brand-new Brabus Shadow 900 XC from Oaksmith Yachts boasts some red-hot speed.
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2022 Brabus Shadow 900 XC

Hitting the market last year and amassing just 41 hours of total engine usage, this 2022 Brabus Shadow 900 XC is the closest thing you’ll likely find to a “brand new” boat on the used market. Sporting a stylish platinum grey gelcoat paint job, the sleek 900 XC is built for speed, with twin Mercury 450 Verado Racing Engine outboards to give it a healthy 30-knot cruising speed and a head-turning 60 knots in a sprint. But even at this young age, the Brabus has already had a few upgrades, such as a Seakeeper II gyroscope to ensure a smoother ride at high speeds, Burnewiin gunwale mounts, and Cannon Optimum 10 BT electric downriggers.

In this particular package, the 900 XC cockpit includes a standing wet bar for meal and beverage preparation, an integrated electric grill, a wash basin, a top-loading refrigerator, and multiple storage compartments for water sports adventure gear. The cockpit also features folding aft seats, making it a prime location for social interaction.

Side decks lead forward to doors on both sides of the main cabin, where an L-shaped settee surrounds a central dining table to accommodate up to six people. The furniture inside the cabin is upholstered in Silvertex cappuccino colored fabrics and light-gray leather. A Fusion Marine entertainment system with multiple speakers is paired with an array of LED ambient light configurations for an underwater transom illumination, creating customizable atmosphere settings for any kind of gathering.

The helm is equipped with a full glass helm information display, with two 12" Simrad screens and Brabus user interface for a selection of driver-orientated sport modes. Other features include joystick piloting, an automotive-style

leather wheel, autopilot, skyhook digital anchoring, and an Intelligent Steering Module, with integrated trim tab, bow-thruster, and audio controls. Large windows, including a forward-raked windshield, provide spectacular, 360-degree views from anywhere inside the cabin.

One of the more noteworthy features on the main deck is a pair of gull-wing doors that open to reveal the cabin space and lounge area belowdecks, blending the indoor and outdoor environment on board. Forward of the doors is seating at the bow and a large sun pad with adjustable backrests.

The queen-size berth beneath the gull-wing doors is large enough for two people and includes an enclosed head and a luxurious, leather-appointed front lounge. Aft of the berth is a media wall that includes a 42” flat-screen 4K TV with Apple TV connectivity.

Specs & Info

LOA 37’0” Beam 11’0” Draft 2’9”

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

194 gal. / 26 gal. / 25 gal.

Engines

Twin Mercury 450 Verado Racing Engine Outboards

Contact Oaksmith Yachts

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1998 Bayliner 4788

It’s time to call Boynton Yachts and arrange a viewing of this beautifully maintained and upgraded Bayliner 4788.

This well-maintained Bayliner 47-footer is perfectly suited for cruising in the Northwest, with a mixture of enclosed and open-air recreational spaces, a raised pilothouse, a flybridge helm station, and three luxury staterooms to accommodate up to six people.

Decking throughout is non-skid fiberglass, with custom teak-style Sea Dek for the deep-well cockpit and swim step. The cockpit also has a transom door and a deck shower. The main cabin features a bright, neutral-toned salon with a built-in, L-shaped settee on the starboard side aft. The sofa wraps around a convertible hi-lo table and faces two barrel-chairs and a cocktail table opposite. An entertainment bar is located forward, with a separate sink, ice maker, built-in blender, and beverage cabinet to starboard. The salon is also equipped with a Fusion stereo sound system and a flat-screen TV.

Forward of the entertainment bar is an open, U-shaped galley, allowing easy conversations

with guests during meal preparation. Appliances include a three-burner electric stove with oven, an upright Norcold refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, a trash compactor, and a double stainless steel sink.

Four steps up from the carpeted salon is the pilothouse, providing excellent visibility and plenty of seating, with another L-shaped couch to port around a center table behind the helm. Navigation equipment includes two Garmin 12” touchscreen displays, interfaced radar, VHF marine radio, GPS, autohelm autopilot, electronic chart plotting, a depth sounder, a wind speed indicator, and two Danforth compasses.

Dual sliding doors allow access from the pilothouse to the side decks, while interior stairs climb up to the flybridge. The topside helm features a mounted helmsman’s chair, bench seating midships to port, and access to a spacious boat deck with a Force 10 BBQ.

Specs & Info

LOA 47’0” Beam 15’0” Draft 3’4”

Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)

444 gal. / 200 gal. / 48 gal.

Engines

Twin Cummins Marine Diesel

Contact Boynton Yachts

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The aft flybridge deck has a Bimini top and space for an Avon hard-bottomed RIB tender with a center console and 40-hp outboard. The RIB can be moved with a davit system rated at 750 pounds.

Three steps down from the salon leads to the cabins, including an owner’s stateroom with a centerline island queen-sized berth. Aft to port is the dressing/bunk cabin, which can be used as an extension of the master or converted into a double guest stateroom with two bunks. Aft to starboard is the private master head with an enclosed shower/tub combo. Aft of the master head is the guest day head with a stall shower. Across to port is the VIP guest stateroom with a double berth. The lower deck also features a clothes washer/dryer and central vac system.

Powering it all are twin Cummins Marine diesels, each with 1,012 hours of use. Their combined 660 hp output gives the vessel a cruising speed of 17 knots, topping out at 21 knots.

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TRAIL

Whether you mosey by motor boat or under your own paddle power, the nationally designated Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail system offers a serene summer escape right in our own backyard.

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The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail is a boater’s paradise, a uniquely glorious and varied stretch of saltwater currents. At 371 miles, this is the longest nationally designated water trail on the West Coast—and the first saltwater trail in the United States. Designation gives it status akin to the Pacific Crest Trail and it includes the stretches of waterways, bays, and inlets that flow up into and around Kitsap Peninsula. As the extensive water trail approaches its 10th birthday next year, there are many ways to explore the aquatic path with 200 access points, particularly if you enjoy paddling.

“There are just so many wonderful places to go. You could pick any spot on the map and there’s something interesting,” says John Kuntz, owner of Port Gamble, Washington-based Olympic Outdoor Center and the person who spearheaded getting the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail (KPWT) on the national map. “There’s always a special place every time of the year: watching the salmon jumping off the mouth of the Skokomish River or watching the orcas in the fall.”

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There’s no better time to visit than right now. June brings prime seal pupping time at Liberty Bay, one of the largest seal rookeries in Puget Sound. It can also be a viewing spot for orcas. Kuntz says that one year a pod of orcas came in to do their seal hunting. “So that was pretty spectacular to see, nature in its kind of raw form,” says Kuntz, “orcas hunting seals right in front of our rental dock in Poulsbo.”

Ride the Tide is also a big June draw and a great way to get to know the trails for those who have never explored them. The annual event is a 6-mile guided paddle (in a kayak, canoe, or on a paddleboard) from Dyes Inlet to the Port Orchard waterfront. “We ride the outgoing tide to Port Washington Narrows past Bremerton,” explains Kuntz. “It can reach four to six knots without paddling; that’s just the speed of the water.”

Kuntz’s love and advocacy for the KPWT came when he kayaked the full Kitsap Peninsula coastline in 1996 with a friend. The veteran paddler (he’s been doing so for more than 40 years) immediately understood the need to protect these waterways and coastlines. At the time, he was too busy establishing his nascent company to devote much energy to it; but later, in 2004, Kuntz got involved with the North Kitsap Trails Association around some timberland in Port Gamble that was going to become a county park. He began to formulate a water trail plan and finding others interested in the idea. The rest is history.

“The chance for us early on, to secure these sites and then make it known that they’re special, really I think set the tone for the number of sites we have today.”

While there are popular areas along the trails, such as Dyes Inlet or Liberty Bay, Kuntz says it’s far more likely that you’ll be touring in relative serenity most places you go. “Once you get outside these areas, you may not even see another kayaker. You’re paddling coastline where it’s just you and your friends, stopping on some beach that looks inviting and is part of the trail, and making a day of it.” Kuntz is very happy that the work he and others put into getting the KPWT recognized has helped turn it into a destination for boaters and land-based recreationers alike over nearly a decade. “My satisfaction in creating the trail was to see people use it. And to really care about it, so that they can save it and protect it environmentally, as well as in other ways.”

Where to Go

Sites on the KPWT can generally be accessed by beachable craft, but there are areas with moorage from which you can paddle around or stop and sightsee. The Washington Water Trails Association (wwta.org/kitsap-peninsula-water-trail/) has 12 routes you can look at, and at the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails interactive map (kitsappeninsulawatertrails. com/maps/) has 84 access locations with information on each site’s amenities. Here are a few spots to inspire your planning:

Catch views of the Cascades and Olympics at popular Fay Bainbridge Park, which boasts 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on northeast Bainbridge Island; Illahee State Park features the last stand of old-growth timber in

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Kitsap County and one of the largest yew trees in the U.S. Dosewallips State Park, along the Hood Canal and Dosewallips River, is a delight for birders and beach explorers—go clamming or fishing here, too.

Foulweather Bluff Preserve, one of the northernmost points of the KPWT, is a haven for wildlife.

Prefer an overnight or two? Go camping at Jarrell Cove State Park on Harstine Island, a marine camping park where you can hike trails, fish, and dive. It has dock and moorage space plus moorage buoys. The 475acre Blake Island Marine State Park has 1,500 feet of moorage dock and 24 mooring buoys, plus views of the Seattle skyline to the east and the Olympics to the west as a backdrop for your camp or wildlifeseeking adventure. Go birding (and shellfish harvesting January through May) at Wolfe Property State Park, a secluded and undeveloped campsite. Be a tourist at the many fantastic towns that dot the water trail coastline. Take a walk through National Historic Landmark lumber town Port Gamble on Hood Canal (also home base for Olympic Outdoor Center), with shops and great eats, such as Butcher & Baker Provisions’ fantastic fried chicken sandwich with pimento cheese. On Liberty Bay, the Norway of the Pacific Northwest aka Poulsbo, offers a different side of PNW history—and lots of places to stroll, picnic in the park, or have lunch with marina views, such as at the Brass Kraken; or dig into the area’s heritage at the Maritime Museum.

Cruise by Lakebay Marina. Last year, the Recreation Boating Association of Washington began the process of restoration of the property, which includes marina facilities and 2.8 acres of uplands and tidelands, with the intent to return the restored property to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources for management.

More to Do Bioluminescence Tours: Starting June 8, try a bioluminescence tour through Olympic Outdoor Center. You’ll paddle through Port Gamble Bay at night to see the colorful algae glow up the water. Sign up to go under a full moon or on a non-full moon night (olympicoutdoorcenter.com)

Ride the Tide: June 17, join the 6-mile guided paddle in a kayak, canoe, or on a paddleboard (bring your own or rent) from Dyes Inlet to the Port Orchard waterfront. It’s a great way to get to know the water trail if it’s new to you (info can also be at olympicoutdoorcenter.com)

Port Orchard Farmers’ Market: Cruise up to this sweet marina market for local produce and meats, plants, crafts, and more, every Saturday April through October (pofarmersmarket.com)

Fathoms O’ Fun Fireworks and Festival: Watch fireworks over Sinclair Inlet from water or land on the Saturday before July 4, as well as other fun Independence Day events in Port Orchard (fathomsofun.org)

>> For more details on the many sites to see within the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail System, information on lodging and moorage options, and tips on planning your own route, go to: kitsappeninsulawatertrails.com.

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GRAN TURISMO 45

High Level Comfort Meets Sporty Dynamics

Hull of Fame: With what could be described as an athletic hull, this 48-footer boasts striking details such as the metallic gray panels found on to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes. The hard-top and the large hull windows, both hallmarks of Beneteau’s new generation of Express Cruiser, give the motoryacht a sleek, modern look and infuse the interior with soft, natural daylight.

From the Cockpit: The cockpit is furnished with a vast U-shaped seat that creates a convivial gathering area for guests, who sit conveniently near a wet bar that comes equipped with a sink, fridge, and ice maker as well as to the retractable TV that can be raised to provide entertainment. The distinctive hard-top is complemented by the standard electric sunroof (optional add-on glass panel available) and to suit mercurial Northwest weather, the GT45 can also be equipped with a large, electric hinge-up window that closes off the rear of the cockpit, providing effective protection against elements and a versatile indoor-outdoor experience.

Fun in the Sun: There are plenty of spots to soak up some Vitamin D, starting with the deck-level lounger complete with a fold-down canopy situated on the foredeck, and extending all the way back to the vast sunbathing pad that’s located aft. Hidden under that aft sun pad, the GT45 also has a tender garage outfitted

with an electric winch and cover. Or, you can use that same space as storage for all your extra water toys and floats. Stretching port to starboard, the vast hydraulic swim platform is also perfect for enjoying leisure activities and even taking in a picnic, as the platform boasts its own BBQ grill.

Below Decks: The Gran Turismo 45 is equally impressive below decks as it is above: The fully equipped galley is flooded with light thanks to an expansive skylight that also brings a bright and airy sophistication to the U-shaped dinette. The owner’s suite, which boasts a full-width cabin and en suite with a separate shower cubicle, contains beautiful accents in a striking gray walnut wood and smart undermount lighting to create an inviting atmosphere. Supple details abound in the finishes, like the gorgeous stitched leather handles found on built-ins in each of the lower cabins.

Specs + Tech: Powered by either twin Volvo Z-Drive D6 380-hp or Volvo D6-IPS 600 440-hp inboards, the GT is one efficient cruiser thanks to its patented Air Step hull system that helps evacuate the air stream and reduce friction, all the while increasing speed, comfort, and stability. (LOA: 48’6”; Beam: 13’9”; Max Draft: 3’9”; Fuel Capacity: 238 gal.; Fresh Capacity: 106 gal.)

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SWIFT TRAWLER 48

Beautifully Appointed to Seek New Horizons

Hull of Fame: The slender, flared bow of the Swift Trawler 48 makes this luxurious vessel especially adept at cutting through the varying conditions found at sea, all while retaining efficient, safe, and predictable handling as MICAD naval architects designed the semi-planing hull to optimize fuel efficiency across the speed range. Of special note is the asymmetrical deck layout that allows for a wide and well-protected starboard side deck with high bulwarks to give safe and easy access to this space.

Flying High: Starting from the flybridge, the generous layout allows the captain to enjoy full panoramic views of the surf, while the transverse vis-à-vis seating and table area creates a great area for guests to eat and relax. (This sweet spot can be further complemented by an optional flybridge T-top with an inset sliding soft-top.) Aft, there is a transverse wet bar facing forward, and the aft cockpit can also fit a table and two folding chairs together with a large transverse bench seat that seamlessly continues the indoor and outdoor living experience. But the most coveted spot up top is sure to be the expansive and impressive foredeck sun pad that offers breathtaking views and comes replete with convertible cushioned seating.

Stack the Deck: Down on the main deck, the living spaces flow beautifully from the lower cockpit into a well-appointed, U-shaped dining area and then onto the gorgeous, L-shaped galley on portside aft. The galley is particularly well designed to maximize storage with clever pull-out stowage hidden into what would be a wasted corner. Luxe Corian countertops and the ST48’s signature oak wood joinery adds to the sophisticated stylings of the galley; this same wood motif is carried throughout the salon and into the suites, as well. Stepping down two stairs, the cozy living space opens up to an inviting aft deck (don’t miss the 23-bottle wine fridge situated by the expansive patio doors on your way out).

The transom double gate opens onto a large swim platform with an optional hydraulic lifting system with the ability to carry a 770-pound tender or water toy.

Sweet Suites: Below decks, the vibe is tranquil and timeless. A forward owner’s cabin features a comfortable double berth with room on either side for ease of movement. The high, 6.6-foot headroom also contributes to the suite’s airy feel, as do the large hull windows equipped with inset portlights and an overhead hatch that floods the cabin with light and provides cross-ventilation from the ocean breezes. The en suite bathroom includes a separate shower compartment with a gorgeous teak slatted seat. The port guest cabin benefits from a large hull window with inset portlight, stowage, wardrobe, and two single berths with an infill to convert to a double berth, while the starboard guest cabin features two portlights, a transverse double berth, and a double door wardrobe that is large enough to place an optional washer and dryer in the base.

Specs + Tech: This beauty is one capable cruiser, equipped with the latest and greatest: The lower helm is provisioned for two 12” Raymarine MFD screens and the Beneteau signature Ship Control system. In addition, an aft docking camera, stern docking lights, and the optional Cummins integrated joystick system can be specified for a stress-free docking experience. The standard pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 liter 380-hp engines allows a top speed of 21 knots, or an upgrade to 425-hp engines can have you topping out at a comfortable, but clipping 25 knots.

(LOA: 48’4”; Beam: 14’9”; Max. Draft: 3’10”; Fuel Capacity: 510 gal.; Fresh Capacity: 169 gal)

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Rights of Passage

We’re making a list, checking it twice, gonna rediscover why boating is nice: Get the rundown on the epic experiences, dreamy destinations, and other can’t-miss essentials on our summer bucket lists.

Kate Calamusa, Editor

✓ Visit the historic and charming Patos Island lighthouse while poking about in the San Juan Islands; it’s only open to visitors in the summer after all! More info: keepersofthepatoslight.org

✓ Munch on some crab hushpuppies dipped in honey butter while soaking up the sun on the lakefront patio at White Swan Public House in South Lake Union. More info: whiteswanpublichouse.com

✓ Book a day charter on the new local charter vessel Cup Dynasty from Worth Avenue Yachts, and explore every nook and cranny of our local lakes, Union and Washington More info: worthavenueyachts.com/charter-yacht/ cup-dynasty-11666

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✓ Head to Galiano Island in British Columbia and anchor in Montague Bay; the anchorage there is nice with a soft sand bottom. Then, catch the Pub Bus guided by Tommy Transit that heads to the Hummingbird Pub. During the bus ride, Tommy gets everyone singing along with his classic rock songs and sometimes kazoos are available. The pub has a great menu that has something for everyone, and the bartenders take very good care of their customers, too. More info: tommytransit.com/hummingbird-pub-bus/

✓ Make way for Telegraph Harbor on Thetis Island, also in Canada within the Gulf Islands. Our family loves catching the inter-island ferry to Chemainus. Also known as the City of Murals, here there are 63 amazing murals that help capture Chemainus’s history and heritage. More info: bcferries.com

✓ While on Thetis, also get in the dinghy and head down the waterway to the Thetis Island Marina and Pub. The local shrimp fishermen come by the marina every other day and offer live prawns for purchase. (There’s nothing better than enjoying your own peel-and-eat prawns with a nice glass of wine on your aft deck.) More info: thetisisland.com

✓ Lastly, cruise down to Gig Harbor for lunch at the world-famous Tides Tavern that has been running since 1973! The food is great, as is the atmosphere; eat inside on a wet day, enjoy the deck on a sunny day; or you can always order to go and sit on your boat. More info: tidestavern.com

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✓ Take a dinner cruise on Waterways Cruises; it’s a classic, but never gets old. More info: waterwayscruises.com/dining-cruises

✓ Take the boat for a cruise through the Montlake Cut to Lake Union for happy hour at Duke’s Chowder House. (The Alaskan salmon sliders served on bite–sized Essential Baking Co. rosemary bread buns are not to be missed.) More info: dukesseafood.com/locations/lake-union/

✓ Book a local charter for a group of friends with Denison Yachting’s new charter program. More info: denisonyachtsales.com/yachts-for-charter/

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✓ Shuck freshly harvested oysters while sitting bayside at Westcott Bay Shellfish Farm near Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.

More info: westcottbayshellfish.com

✓ Explore the diverse wines and beers crafted in the San Juan Islands by island hopping. More info: visitsanjuans.com/wineries-breweries-distilleries ✓ Walk through the Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort; it’s like going back in time. Peruse the mansion’s original vintage photographs and enjoy an extensive display of the ships built by the Moran Brothers Company in Seattle. More info: rosarioresort.com

✓ Press pause at the serene and incredibly picturesque Nectar Yoga on Bowen Island during one of their 2-day yoga retreats.

More info: nectaryoga.ca/

✓ Fall asleep to the sound of Chatterbox Falls while moored in the Princess Louisa Inlet. More info: sunshinecoastcanada.com

✓ Explore the Broughtons: British Columbia’s largest marine park, it consists of a wonderful collection of dozens of undeveloped islands and islets situated at the mouth of Knight Inlet on the west side of Queen Charlotte Strait near the north end of Vancouver Island.

More info: bcparks.ca/broughton-archipelago-park/

✓ See the Columbia River by boat and visit the wineries and distilleries in that area. More info in the May 2023 Port of Call column found at: nwyachting.com

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Summer of Salmon

MARK YUASA has the summer fishing forecast covered, from coho to Chinook.

It’s time to start making early-summer salmon fishing plans, and here’s my rundown on the top choices in local marine areas.

The headliner in June occurs right in Seattle’s front yard as the central Puget Sound (Marine Area 10) opens daily June 1 for a fishery targeting coho only, more than two weeks earlier than in 2022. Look for coho averaging 2 to 4 pounds in the shipping lanes off Jefferson Head, Kingston-Apple Tree Point, from the Edmonds’ oil docks south to Richmond Beach, West Point south of Shilshole Bay, and along the east side of Bainbridge Island.

If you’ve got a knack for chasing a larger salmon species, then head to south-central Puget Sound (Marine Area 11) where the hatchery-marked Chinook fishery opens on June 1. Keep in mind that this fishery is managed under two separate summer quotas. If you recall, the June 2022 season lasted a mere three days, but the 2023 quota is 1,423 fish. That’s up quite a bit from 580 in 2022 and 431 in 2021. The remaining Area 11 summer quota is 3,379 fish (2,816 in 2022 and 2,656 in 2021) and that season opens July 1.

Look for hungry Chinook off Point Defiance Park in Tacoma; outside of Gig Harbor; on the northeast side of Vashon Island; Colvos Passage; outside of Quartermaster Harbor; and the south side of Vashon Island. If Marine Area 11 is slow, then look for summer Chinook south of the Narrows Bridge in southern Puget Sound (Marine Area 13) at Gibson Point, Hale Passage, and Point Fosdick.

The ocean is expected to see a bounty of salmon this summer, and anglers will get a first chance to catch them when Neah Bay (Marine Area 4) and La Push (Marine Area 3) open for Chinook and hatchery-marked coho retention beginning June 17. Those areas will be followed by the Ilwaco (Marine Area 1) and Westport (Marine Area 2) openings on June 24. All areas will remain open daily through September 30, or until quotas are achieved. The coast-wide catch quotas are 39,000 Chinook and 159,600 hatchery-marked coho.

The salmon fisheries peak in July as more migrating summer Chinook begin to arrive in local marine areas, so keep your fishing lines taut as midsummer arrives. Several focal points to watch are the central and northern Puget Sound; the western and eastern Straits of June de Fuca;

and the anticipated hatchery-marked fisheries in northern Puget Sound, central Puget Sound, and the San Juan Islands.

Not to sway from all the early summer marine fishing activities but one freshwater option that has stood out every year is large-sized summer Chinook found in central Washington.

The Upper Columbia River at Rocky Reach Dam to Chelan Falls and further upstream to Brewster opens on July 1. The 2023 Upper Columbia summer Chinook forecast is 84,800 and up from 56,300 and an actual return of 78,444 in 2022, which was the seventh largest return since 1980.

If I had to pick one go-to location, it would be below Beebe Bridge (better known as Chelan Falls), which is a shallow water fishery bottoming out at just around 25 to 50 feet, so keep the downriggers at home. There are two nice boat launches at Chelan County’s Beebe Bridge Park or across the river at Chelan Falls Park. This is an early morning fishery that occurs right at daybreak and the salmon tend to go off the bite around 9 a.m. Also look for Chinook at the tailrace of Wanapum Dam; around the mouth of Entiat River and the mouth of the Chelan River; the tailrace of the Wells Dam; and Brewster Pool up to city of Bridgeport. For a mix of kings and sockeyes, head to areas below Rocky Reach Dam, below Wells Dam, or at Brewster.

Timing is key in the Upper Columbia as Chinook or sockeye can be in one location one day, only to move many miles upstream the following day. Water level and flow also affect how the fish bite. Lastly, keep close tabs on the dam fish counts to know where to be on certain days. Before heading out the door, be sure to check the regulations for any updates or emergency closures. To find a list of planned Washington salmon fisheries in 2023-2024, go to: wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/management/north-falcon/ summaries#ps.

In the next issue of the magazine, I’ll dive into later summer fishing options as the list of opportunities continues to expand all summer long. I’ll see you on the water very soon!

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RACING SHEET

Fair Fight

DOUG HANSEN explains how the recent adoption of the measurement-based Offshore Racing Congress rating system will help ensure fun but fair competition in upcoming local races.

A keen observer of this season’s Puget Sound racing results will notice an interesting shift across several keelboat classes to a different scoring system. Offshore Racing Congress, or ORC for short, has been in Puget Sound for several years in the “big boat” classes. Now we are finally seeing a migration of many race boats to this new system after growing frustration with the status quo.

ORC is not just a tool for the big boats; it has been used by our friends in British Columbia across nearly all classes for nearly a decade. Beyond the Pacific Northwest, it is a fundamental cornerstone of big boat racing throughout Europe and Australia; US Sailing recently adopted and officially administrated the system, which is sure to foster further adoption in the United States. A new announcement earlier this year even puts the ORC World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, in 2024. This global footprint provides unprecedented data on race results. It has allowed ORC officials to refine the scoring system over the years and create as much of a level playing field as mathematically practical. ORC is commonly referred to as a data-driven rating system where calculated performance profiles are generated for boats utilizing a highly refined velocity prediction program commonly called a VPP.

The ORC scoring system considers several factors influencing a yacht’s performance, such as boat measurements, sail measurements, and the rigging and equipment onboard. These factors are used to calculate each yacht’s time correction factor (TCF). The TCF represents the predicted speed of a yacht relative to a theoretical baseline yacht with a TCF of 1.00. Yachts with higher TCF values are expected to be faster than yachts with lower TCF values. The ORC system comes into its own when rating boats for the conditions, allowing for different corrections through different wind ranges as well as specific ratings for predominantly windward/leeward races, such as the Puget Sound Sailing Championships, or an even

spread of sailing angles, such as Round the County. The overarching hope for the fleets moving in this direction is that the system provides a flexible and fair method that allows yachts of different sizes and characteristics to compete with confidence that the sailors’ efforts will win the day.

This move aims to provide a more evenly competitive alternative to the contentious and often debated PHRF handicap system. PHRF also has its roots in the theoretical speed potential of a boat as a starting point but differs in the general concept where handicaps are adjusted based on the historical performance of specific boats over time as determined by a council of handicappers. These adjustments often take the form of an appeal by a competitor or boat owner if they feel that many race results do not reflect their on-the-water performance. Unfortunately, this system leaves a lot of ambiguity and interpretation as to the performance and capabilities of the crew, rather than the speed potential of the boat itself, that is functionally impossible to isolate. Whether real or perceived, it is often presented as unfair political gamesmanship of the system by competitors and takes away from the fundamental enjoyment of competition.

The reason we compete, be it in sailing or any other sport, is to either win or lose against our competitors in a fair and balanced environment. While every system has pros and cons, the global adoption of measurement-based rating systems has pushed the focus back onto the sailors rather than who has the best handicap in the fleet. It will be interesting to see the continued development of ORC in the Northwest racing scene. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that boat owners and their crew have fun and continue to participate in the sport.

I am excited to leave feelings and opinions out of scorekeeping, let our actions on the water dictate the results—and then feel good buying our rivals a drink to congratulate them on a job well done.

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Summer Stunner

Fresh colors, crunchy textures, and an irresistible dressing that smacks of sweet, sour, and savory: This vibrant Thai salad is a summer symphony of flavors that hits all the right notes.

The Pacific Northwest is home to many Thais, many of whom have opened restaurants and introduced our region to the bounty of delicious dishes that reflect their vibrant culture. Let’s celebrate this month with a bright, cheerful salad from Thailand: It’s filled with fresh colors and crunchy textures and brought to life with a sour-sweet-savory dressing spiked with fresh chili. Best of all, this summer dish is galley-friendly and ready to serve on your next voyage.

If you’re not familiar, rows of papaya trees grow along the Chao Phraya River plain of central Thailand. When not yet ripe, the green fruit is crisp, firm, and tangy. The Thai call this salad papaya som tum, literally a “sour pounded” salad, since the dish preparation requires the pounding of all the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle to release the juices and blend the flavors.

As with all ethnic cuisine, the more you veer from genuine ingredients, the further away you become from what makes this dish so special. Before you cast off, dip into your local Asian market to grab what you need.

This is a little salad, certainly not intended as an entrée. Pair it with some grilled lingcod, halibut, or spot prawns, and maybe a bowl of sticky rice. You’ll be transported to Thailand in no time—all while savoring some fresh fare found right here in the Pacific Northwest.

Thai Green Papaya Som Tum with Scallions, Mint & Nam Pla Vinaigrette

Serves 4

1 medium Thai green papaya, quartered and peeled

1 carrot, peeled and cut into thirds

1 cup raw green beans, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces

2 large cloves garlic, peeled

2 Thai bird chilies

1/3 cup peanuts, roasted

1/4 cup Thai fish sauce

3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar, or brown sugar

1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate

1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed

2 tablespoons additional peanuts, chopped, for garnish

Cut the green papaya and carrots into 3-inch lengths and shred each piece with a mandolin or vegetable shredder with the medium julienne blade. Otherwise, simply grate using a hand-held, large-holed vegetable shredder. Place in a bowl and add the green beans.

In a large mortar and pestle, pound the garlic and chilies together until smashed in little bits. Add the peanuts and pound into a chunky paste. Scrape the garlic peanut mixture into the bowl of papaya. Add the fish sauce, sugar, and tamarind to the mortar and pestle and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lime juice. Pour over the papaya and toss well, gently squeezing the papaya with the dressing for 30 seconds. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with additional peanuts.

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A James Beard Award–winning cookbook and cocktail author with more than 40 published titles to his credit, Fraioli’s books havebeen featured on Ellen and the Food Network, and in Vogue, People, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times. He resides in Bellevue, but keeps his boat (a 37-foot Riviera) in beautiful Anacortes, the gateway to his beloved San Juan Islands. Have a cookbook idea or project in mind? Email james@culinarybookcreations.com.
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Welcome to Sardinia, Italy, where the charming enclaves of Porto Cervo and Portisco sing together in harmony to create a truly distinctive and dreamy European tour.

Porto Cervo

Located in the north of Sardinia, Italy, this luxurious resort town is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, crystal clear waters, and stunning architecture. The town was built in the 1960s by Aga Khan IV, who aimed to create a high-end destination for the wealthy and elite. Today, Porto Cervo is one of the most exclusive resorts in the world, attracting a wide range of visitors from around the globe.

Porto Cervo is particularly popular with yachting enthusiasts, as the town is located on the Costa Smeralda, considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. One of the main attractions of Porto Cervo is the marina, home to many impressive yachts that visitors can spy by strolling the docks, all while taking in the stunning views of the coastline. There are also several high-end restaurants and bars located in the marina, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the Italian lifestyle.

In addition to the marina, there are plenty of other attractions. The town is home to several designer boutiques, including Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Gucci, as well as several art galleries and museums. There are

also several golf courses in the area, as well as a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking and sailing. For those looking for a taste of Sardinian culture, there are several traditional villages located within easy reach of Porto Cervo. These villages offer a glimpse into traditional Sardinian life, with narrow streets, historic buildings, and local markets selling traditional crafts and food.

One of the best times to visit Porto Cervo is during the summer months when the town comes alive with a range of events and festivals. The most famous of these is the Sardinia Cup, which is a sailing regatta held in June each year. The regatta attracts sailors from around the world, as well as many spectators, who come to watch the races and soak up the atmosphere.

Portisco

Then there is Portisco, a small village located on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, Italy, and a beautiful place that offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

Portisco has a rich history that dates back to the Bronze Age. The village is located on a hill overlooking the sea, and it was once an important

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Portisco is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Sardinia. The village is also located on the Costa Smeralda, which is known for its pristine waters and white sandy beaches. The coastline is dotted with hidden coves and secluded beaches, making it a perfect destination for beach lovers. The area around Portisco is home to some of Sardinia’s most stunning natural landscapes. The nearby Maddalena Archipelago is a group of islands renowned for their stunning beaches and equally stunning rock formations. Visitors can take a boat tour of the islands to explore the natural beauty of the area.

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Overall, Portisco is a hidden gem on the northeastern coast of Sardinia, and whether you are a beach lover, a history buff, or just looking to relax and unwind, Portisco is a must-visit destination for your bucket list.

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