48° North Marine
Located in beautiful Bellingham, WA - the gateway to the San Juan Islands - we live, sail and work in one of the premier boating destinations in the world. Consequently, there is a thriving marine industry here that supplies some of the best raw materials, provides ready access to testing our products on a variety of boats, and keeps us plugged in to the latest in marine innovation.
At 48º North Marine, our strategy is simple: If we use high-quality raw materials, manufacture products to the highest quality standards, provide a great customer experience and do it all at a competitive price, we'll have customers for life.
Whether it's rope, thimbles, or any other material, we source and use the best out there. Yes, we could source our rope from Vietnam or China, but we don't. We use only marine grade nylon made in the U.S. Thin stainless steel thimbles are 50% cheaper than the heavy-duty ones we use in our snubbers, bridles and mooring lines. Yes, we could use cheaper thimbles, shackles, hooks, etc, but we don't.
Every product in our catalog is handmade start-to-finish in Bellingham. We don't outsource the assembly of our products to foreign companies and bring them back here to sell. We take pride in our work and we believe the quality will speak to you when you open the box. Yes, it may be only a snubber or bridle, but it's what we do and we're proud that we do it right.
While we can't match some companies' 24/7/365 availability (yes, we need to eat, sleep, and sail periodically), we can still provide great customer service. Whether it's assisting in product research, providing a great purchasing experience on our website, responding to inquiries, or handling returns, we strive to ensure you're happy with 48º North Marine.
Use great materials, make it well, provide good service, and do it all at a competitive price equals great value. We hope you agree.
Come sail the San Juans!