March 23, 2023 Update:

$2500 Discounts offered on Scottish Isles Expedition Leg 3, 1 berth available. Here’s your opportunity for a massive learning experience in one of the world’s most dramatic cruising areas! Email or call me: 1-360-378-7344 with questions.

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, based on recent findings and input from surveyors, boatyards and owners worldwide. Click HERE for the updated list.

NEW ASA-JOHN NEAL SEMINAR SERIES! Go to for details on the five-part webinar series, and the first one is FREE!

October 13, 2023 Annapolis Boat Show OFFSHORE CRUISING SEMINAR Cruisers University informs me that they will be ready to start taking reservations soon after May 1st. This seminar ALWAYS sells out.

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, either as 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!