Apr 12, 2018

Richibucto Marina 2Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town of Richibucto offers a safe and picturesque harbour for yachts cruising the area. The town is reached through an opening in the barrier islands and along a winding, but well marked, 6.5-mile-long channel. Vessels are reported to be able to carry 6-foot draft as far as the town docks.

Aerial View Of Richibucto

 

 

 

 

 

The Richibucto Marina is in the protected artificial harbour which also accommodates the area’s considerable fishing fleet. During lobster season this is a busy and interesting place to visit, with about 100 boats and 300 fishermen. This is also the location for most of the Scallop Festival activities which take place July 18 to 23.

South Beach EntranceThe Richibucto Marina with its 60 berths is located within the public wharf compound in downtown Richibucto. There are several berths available for visiting boaters. Water and electrical hook-ups are available at all berths. The marina has washroom with shower facilities. Ice is also available. Restaurants, fish market, pharmacy, bank/ATM, library and post office are within 100 meters from the marina. Laundromat, grocery, and liquor tore are located within 1 km.

Richibucto MarinaThe Richibucto River is navigable for 18 miles past the town as far as Brown’s Landing, however thanks to the presence of several low bridges only small powerboats can make the trip. From the marina you have access to the beautiful barrier islands along the Northumberland Strait, with their beaches that stretch for miles. Just to the north is Kouchibouguac National Park with 92 square miles of forest, marshes, lagoons and islands.

Gas/diesel-available at Public Wharf
Launch Ramp-available at Public Wharf
Way Points- 46 61’N – 64 52’W
For more information contact Brian Thompson
506-523-2690/506-524-7037
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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

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Dufour 412

Dufour 412By: Katherine Stone

One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done better? The engineers at Dufour Yachts and the Felci Yachts Design group asked that question and listened carefully to suggestions from owners of the earlier, award-winning Dufour 410- one of Dufour’s most successful 12-metre boats. Not only did Dufour make the 412 more attractive and modern, but alsoincorporated amenities that are usually only reserved for larger boats.

We sailed the boat on a gusty, chilly, late autumn day out of Whitby, Ontario, on Lake Ontario, and she handled very well in 20 knotbreezes and three- to four-foot swells.

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