Welcome back, Beneteau, to SW Washington and Oregon area!

Prior to opening Passion Yachts, during the period when I managed The Sailing Life we represented Beneteau Sailboats for over eight years.  The Sailing Life was a Platinum Dealership, with several customer service awards. BENETEAU  

In 2009, when I took the helm of Passion Yachts, times were tough, and stocking new boats was risky to do at that time. Unfortunately as a result we had to give up Beneteau.  

In taking care of our Beneteau owners our relationship with Beneteau continued over the years.   Now we are able to represent the brand once again, this time in collaboration with our friends at Signature Yachts.  We are pleased about our relationship with both Beneteau and Signature Yachts, and we are extremely excited to be bringing Beneteau back to the Portland area.

Mike Fitzhugh

Portland Boat Show January 9th-13th. Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 Brochure

The Portland Boat Show is just around the corner.   We will have the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 on display at the show.  Yes, a trawler!  Even though our focus is mainly sailboats, we will be representing all of what Beneteau offers:  the Oceanis 31, 34, 37, 41, 45, 48, 54, 58, the First Series 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, the Sense 43, 46, 50, 55, the Swift Trawler 34, 44, 50, 52 and the Barracuda 9.  Twenty-two Beneteau models are available now!  

We look forward to seeing you at the Portland Boat Show!


New Hunter 40 HUNTER 40

The fast-paced lifestyle of today leaves few sanctuaries of solitude.
Whether you are a day sailor or serious cruiser, the new Hunter 40 is designed to please. Her superior sailing characteristics are honed from her 65 predecessors to emerge from our design center. Built in the United States, she is crafted by people who understand and respect the sea. We chose to launch the new H40 on our fortieth anniversary with the desire to create a sailing vessel that exceeded the expectations of the past forty years. Come experience the new H40 with her dual helm control, fold-down transom, chined hull and dual heads. Read on

They say life begins at 40. Begin your sailing life with a Hunter 40.

Hunter Rendezvous 2012 HUNTER e36 Hybrid

Hunter Rendezvous Sand Island St Helens August 17th- 19th.

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Hunter e36 Elco EPower HybridHUNTER e36 Hybrid

When you thought sailing could not be any greener introducing the new Hunter e36 Elco Hybrid.  Featuring the fully integrated Elco E Power system, a revolution in sailboat propulsion.  The E Power system includes an integrated network of high performance recharging options with a range of over 800 nautical miles at five knots cruising speed at a cost of eight cents per nautical mile when under battery power only. The Hunter e36 HYBRID follows the introduction of the award-winning Elco electric-poweredHunter e27 sailboat. Watch Video


2011-NEW HUNTER e33

The Hunter 33 is a stunning New sailing yacht. Hunter's signature window line gives this yacht the sleek feel of the latest Hunters, but the improvements don't end there. The hull design has been improved, featuring a wider beam further aft as well as a more profound bow hollow. The result of this hull design is a longer dynamic waterline, which means more speed.

Stress testing the NEW Hunter e33. At Hunter Marine, every new boat they build undergoes a rigorous stress test with Steve Pettengil (Director of Offshore Testing). If he can't break it, chances are you can't either! Watch Video

2011-Pacific Northwest Representive of West Wight PotterWest Wight Potter

We have teamed up with International Marine whom is the builder for West Wight Potter. Passion Yachts will be representing the Potter 15, 19 and Sanibel 18 in the Northwest. Our first P19 has already arrived!West Wight Potter

Ask us about the Potter line at info@passsion-yachts.com

2010-Hunter 27E wins Sail Magazine 2010 GREEN AWARDHunter 27e

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The ELCO company introduced its first electric boat motors at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. And now we’ve seen the re-introduction of ELCO electric motors on a Hunter 27e at the 2011 Annapolis boat show.

Sail Magazine Announces 2011 Best Boat Awards and the all NEW HUNTER 27e wins the Green Award. Check out Nigal Calder from Sail Magainze on what he has to say about Hunter's latest innovation.



For the second year in a row, the American Sailing Association has recognized the ASA Sailing School at Passion Yachts on Hayden Island in Portland, OR - ASA Outstanding School of the Year. Also, for the second year in a row, Captain Brigg Franklin, lead instructor, was awarded - ASA Instructor of the Year. ASA has approximately 300 active ASA Schools.  Passion Yachts was ranked in the top 20 ASA SCHOOLS. 

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