Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 with my book, Log of the Mahina, that chronicled my sailing adventures through the South Pacific. This book launched offshore cruising seminars, boat selection consultations and starting in the 1990, offshore sail-training expeditions.

If you’re keen to gather knowledge and experience to accomplish your cruising goals safely and successfully, I’m here to help mentor you.

John Neal

An analysis of the boats you are currently considering, discussing design, construction quality, seaworthiness, safety, speed, and comfort.

Mahina Expeditions are exciting offshore sail-training experiences that include mastering seamanship, navigation, and heavy weather tactics.

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Mahina Offshore Services is in Oban.

3 weeks 2 days ago

Ben enjoying excellent sailing conditions as we head for Oban, our first and also final port of of the 2022 and 2023 Scottish Isles expedition series.

Mahina Offshore Services is in Tobermory, Argyll and Bute.

3 weeks 2 days ago

Practicing Lifesling Overboard Rescue without a real Lifesling. Everyone on Leg 4 aced this important procedure, and Cloud Nine maneuvers like a dinghy.

Mahina Offshore Services is in Tobermory, Argyll and Bute.

4 weeks 21 hours ago

Thank goodness the Gulfstream warms Scottish waters. David says it's not that cold!