On August 8th - 10th, 2014, the 27th annual Metal Boat Festival will be held on the waterfront in Anacortes, Washington. The festival includes seminars with speakers covering various boat-related topics, which will be held at the Seafarer's Memorial Park Building starting at 8:00am Friday morning and concluding mid-afternoon on Sunday. This is an opportunity for people interested in metal boats to see both homebuilt and professionally built boats, power and sail, and talk to the owners. There will also be metal boat designers as well as professional boat builders there for you to meet with. At the end of each speaking session there is a Q&A time.
On Sunday there will be a Designers and Builders Forum where attendees can ask a panel of designers and builders any boat-related questions.
Tom and Kathleen Kjaersgaard
Welcome Aboard the “Ocean Harvest” Cruise…Where a “Foodies” Dream Comes True!
We met Bobby Sherlock in Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island onboard his Hunter 340, Pegasus, near British Columbia’s Barkley Sound. The Broken Group Islands would be our home, for the five of us, for the next few days. The Broken Group Islands are located are on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, in an area known as Barkley Sound and are only accessible by boat.
With fishing licenses in hand, and after a thorough tour of the boat, we talked with our skipper about the evolution of his unique Ocean Harvest Cruise. It seems like a natural fit for Bobby to lead such an adventure, with his education in outdoor adventure training and having cooked in professional kitchens since he was 15 years old. This former sea kayak guide turned avid sailor, Bobby combines his love of the untamed and unspoiled ocean environment with his love for food. And the best part is – he shares his passions and knowledge with others.
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For the Canadian Yachting readers who are not yet familiar with Beneteau’s broad range of power boat models, the Gran Turismo 35 may come as a bit of a surprise. Our test boat is a head-on competitor to the North American built express cruisers and the latest day boats that are coming on the market....
The GT35 has the style and amenities to match the best new designs in it’s size range, the stern drive power to deliver exhilarating high speed performance plus, it still adds in an overtone of Euro style....
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