Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission
The Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization dedicated to marketing the South Sound as a sporting destination. We work on the big events that bring athletes and spectators from far away to share in our experiences. Since 1991, the events we’ve been involved with have contributed millions of dollars in economic impact to the communities we serve.
Through constant innovation and inspired technical solutions, Mustang Survival strives to bolster performance, encourage exploration and inspire adventure in the marine environment. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes. Mustang Survival is part of The Safariland Group family of brands. Mustang Survival. Saving lives since 1967.
Harmon Brewing Co.
For more than 20 years, the South Sound has been indulging in craft beer that is rich with Tacoma’s history. Harmon Brewing Co. began with one man’s idea and a beautiful brick building. Pat Nagle, a Tacoma native, opened the doors to the iconic Harmon Brewery on Pacific Avenue in 1997, and one of Tacoma’s very first microbreweries was born. Over the course of the last 20 years, the Harmon and HUB restaurants have become South Sound sanctuaries, providing their patrons with locally sourced, award-winning craft beers, great food, and a place to kick back and relax after long day outdoors.
Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply
Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply is a small, family business that has been helping boat builders (and others) for almost 20 years. Whether you are starting from scratch or simply need new hardware, line, or other gear for an existing boat—they can help. They have boat plans from over 36 designers (and counting), from the smallest dinghy to ocean-going vessels. They can also help you with epoxy, fiberglass, paint, marine hardware, rope, tools and loads of other gear. Our sister website, Duckworks Magazine, features 19 years worth of articles written by boatbuilders and designers construction techniques, problem solving, cruising, and more.
Dock Street Marina
Dock Street Marina’s unique aesthetic and location make it the leading destination marina on the Puget Sound. Publicly commissioned in 2005, they provide first-class services and year-round guest moorage and permanent moorage for boats large and small. Its topnotch facilities and services are sited in the midst of a lively metropolitan core that is home to a thriving art community. Dock Street Marina’s on-site kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) rentals are another relaxing way to explore the protected waterway with many places to stop, rest, and discover all the city has to offer.
Ortlieb is the world’s leading brand of waterproof premium equipment. We design and manufacture innovative products that enable our customers to better navigate their world, live out their dreams, and respect our planet. Made in Germany
Northwest Maritime Center
The Northwest Maritime Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to the local community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.