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100 – Powerboats


Aluminum Cruiser

Your West Coast Cottage

Explore our fabulous coast from here to Alaska or gunkhole in Canada’s longest coastline or the Pacific Northwest if you wish to travel in the US. Hundreds of cozy coves, quaint villages and wild life.

FOR SALE 30 foot(33 OAL) welded aluminum cruiser. Launched in 2005, Sleeps 2, feeds 4, drinks 6. 2 additional berths possible in aft cabin under the pilothouse.

Shirt sleeve travelling in the fully enclosed pilothouse or unzip the canvaswork to enjoy the warmth and sun.

Price fully equipped $59,000. Share with your friend or cousin.

Store during our mild winter on the hard or in the water.
BTW, very few bugs, lots of wildlife.
Contact Gerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for pics and description of all the mod cons.

Not just one photo, but a video of them! Members David Holland and Lynn Shaw put together a video of the wildlife they saw in the Broughton's while on the RVYC Multi Destination Distance Cruise. You can find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzqmJj4ktw&feature=youtu.be

 October 28, 2019 




200 – Sailboats


FOR SALE:     NM36 Bad Whiskey - Nelson Marek 36 (ex Maggie Kelly)

Built in 1995 by Martin Yachts North Vancouver   PHRF 59 IRC 1.09

Excellent racing record including LYRA boat of the year Lake Ontario

In storage 10 of the last 11 seasons, currently at Wiggers Yachts, Bowmanville

Recent survey 2017 plus upgrades (head, solar fan, new tiller extension)

Well equipped including 8 older club racing sails, Yamaha 18HP diesel saildrive

BRAND NEW set of North 3Di RAW 360 sails – main and jib 2020

NEVER USED 2019 North Airx 600N spinnaker

Custom 2 axle trailer included (can be made road worthy)

Asking 65,000 CDN                  

Information - Patrick Flynn - 416 779 7022

July 8, 2020




For Sale: Goderich 35 steel cutter
on the cradle at Bayfield, ON

LOA 37 ft including bowsprit
Beam 11 ft, draft 5 ft 6 in
Displacement 11 tonnes
Built 1979 hull 9

Huge assortment of sails including roller furling
wind generator
needs electronics update
spent one year going south to Bahamas and back

needs refitting and refinishing
photos are 20 years old after last refit

interior refinished about 5 years ago (all hardwood)

Asking $25,000
contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 26, 2020






Niagara 42 For Sale
This high quality Canadian-built sailboat is fully equipped for long distance cruising. It is currently lying in Aabenraa,Denmark, ideally positioned for cruising in the Baltic or a coastal trip to the Med. VAT will be paid by the seller and the boat may be kept in Europe.

Sails: Main,Furling Genoa, New Staysail,Storm Jib, New Asymmetric Spinnaker
48 hp Westerbeke Diesel (2013) 975 hrs
Furuno electronics: 2 chart plotters, AIS, Radar. VHF radio plus handheld VHF, Iridium satellite hotspot, SSB radio (not fully installed),Autopilot (hydraulic)
6 person life raft, EPIRB, storm drogue
Inflatable dinghy
3 anchors, main rode is 250 ft chain
Solar panels, wind generator, and heavy duty AGM battery bank. Dual voltage shore power charger, inverter for 120 v outlets
Diesel furnace, full cockpit enclosure for cool evenings, bbq
Stereo, DVD player, tv screen
Fridge, freezer, gas stove with several regulators for propane or butane
Tools, spares, housewares and other cruising gear included.

Ready to step aboard and sail away.
More details available from owner.

LOA 48 ft (14.7 m)including bowsprit and davits; length on deck 42 ft
Beam 13 ft, (4.0 m) draft 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Displacement 23,000 pounds (12 tonnes)
Built 1986 hull 5

Asking $135,000 Cdn

Please contact owner for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Posted June 23, 2020








1985 Aloha1985 Aloha 8.5, Hull #207 For Sale
13 HP Westerbeke Diesel 740 hours
Foresail furling, sail completely refurbished in 2018
Rigged for spinnaker with pole and all halyards, no spinnaker sail
DRS sail, #2 and #3 foresails
10 opening ports
Professionally installed AM/FM stereo, and TV (usb and hdmi ports) and rail mounted TV aerial
Navico Tiller pilot 1600 auto helm
New, 2019, Uniden VHF Radio
Feathered Max Prop, with grease gun and grease
New Cockpit table
New VHF Radio in 2019
New LED bulbs below and in mast lights.
Ray Marine GPS Chart Plotter/ Fish finder attachment if desired, not currently installed
New knock-down Cradle in 2018
Asking $18,000

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

September 12, 2019





300 – Accessories/Gear

varioprop 3 blade 13 in dia 1 in SAE shaftFOR SALE: Autoprop Feathering Propeller

Asking $975 CAD

See https://www.bruntonspropellers.com/autoprop This is the H5 3 blade Brunton Autoprop propeller 16 inch diameter fits a 1 inch SAE taper shaft. Will give you > 0.5 knot increase under sail and provide good forward and rear propulsion under power. Feathering action and bearings in excellent condition.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-458-4341.

September 9, 2019











400 – Sails




500 – Crew

MTS Yachts is looking for a captain to look after and operate two yachts in Ontario, a Marquis - 69 ft. and Carver - 53 ft

The position will be from April 24th (or thereabouts) to October 22nd (or thereabouts).

Owners and guests stay on board the 69 ft when being used and Captain and any additional crew stay on board the 53ft.

Job description
• Managing the two boats
• Bringing them out of dry storage and then arranging to have them stored again with the marina personnel in the fall
• Preparing them for the season
• Maintenance and up keep throughout the season. If something is outside of the Captain's abilities and or skill, we outsource however the Captain would need to take care of obtaining quotes, oversee the work through to completion
• Owners will come on board at least twice (2) a month either by themselves or with guests and each visit will see a tour along Lake Huron/St. Clair river primarily
• Each visit will be minimum of 2 days up to 4 days on board
• There will be at least 2 scheduled cruises up to the northern great lakes for approximately 7 - 12 days with guests on board.
• When owners have guests on board for a couple of days we have a first mate and stewardess (on call) that we bring in to assist otherwise the Captain does the rest
• Any technical issues, liaise with MTS Yachts.

If you are interested in this captains position send your resume and qualifications to MTS Yachts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 27, 2020



600 – Rental/Charter/Exchange






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