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July 13, 2024 Update from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island:

Exciting NEW LIVE ASA-MAHINA SEMINAR SERIES AT ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW Oct 11-15 featuring John Neal, Nigel Calder, Julie and Gio Cappelli, Lisa and Andy Batchelor and Behan and Jamie Gifford. Details HERE.

2024 New Zealand training expeditions have just three berths remaining. Details here:

2025 Scotland expeditions dates are posted here: and applications are arriving at a record pace.

Check out new list of seminar co-presenters and colleagues HERE. My goal is to make this Team Mahina page a resource linking to my trusted colleagues around the world, saving you time and money.

Nigel Calder, technical guru and prolific author will be co-presenting with me, Pete McGonagle and Elizabeth Shaw in my October 11 Mahina Offshore Seminar at Cruisers University during the Annapolis Boat Show. Nigel is also offering new two-day hands-on Boat Electrical Systems seminar April 17 & 18 and October 29 & 30 in Portland, Maine.

Just updated BOATS TO CONSIDER FOR OFFSHORE CRUISING LIST I’ve just totally gone through updating, adding and eliminating boats from my four-page list of 156 builders worldwide, based on recent findings and input from surveyors, boatyards and owners worldwide. Click HERE for the updated list.

VIRTUAL MAHINA SEMINAR with ebook version of the 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion completed and available! After an exciting and intensive four days of filming with two camera crews going simultaneously, the 10+ hour version of our 2-day Mahina Offshore Workshop held annually early March at the Marine Tech Center in Anacortes is available, with unlimited digital access or as a USB drive. The $299 price includes periodic updates and the 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion (normally $60). Email me: for payment details. A huge thanks to Julie and Gio Cappelli and of course to SVC Program Chair Mike Beemer.

More updates coming soon!