Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 following the launch of my first book, Log of the Mahina chronicling 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. 2023 training expeditions include the Scottish Isles, a two-part circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and in New Zealand.

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Mahina Offshore Services is in Friday Harbor, Washington.

1 week 3 days ago

Successful Boat Consultation clients Jim & Chris from Idaho stopped in Friday Harbor today enroute to Sidney, BC where they'll leave their recently purchased Ericson

Mahina Offshore Services is at Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology Program - Anacortes, WA.

1 week 4 days ago

Mike Beemer and intern Jacob Lampe with Santana daysailor donated to the Marine Tech Center for students to refit and enjoy. These guys are anxiously

Mahina Offshore Services is at San Juan Island.

1 month 2 days ago

More than half our Christmas paella 🥘 crowd tried a new trail up the face of Mt Grant to the summit enjoying unseasonably warm conditions.