While the helm provides steadiness to a boat's captain, it's also important for the passengers to keep their balance when the craft changes direction or speed. Accon Marine's Telescoping 800 Series Grab Bar gives individuals something to hold onto when hitting the waves.
Easily mounted on center consoles or the side of a bench seat, it can be installed virtually anywhere an extra hand hold is required. Constructed from 6061 marine grade aluminum or 304 stainless steel, Accon's grab bar provides additional safety for those aboard.
Each bar features a heavy-duty, marine powder coating and solid, 316 stainless steel snap buttons that lock into place. Vinyl hand grips enable users to keep a firm grasp on the bar while the boat is moving and help prevent slips. Its welded design delivers a dependable, long-lasting performance.
Accon Marine's 800 series Telescoping Grab Bar has retail prices starting at $91.69. White powder-coated aluminum bars are in stock while the stainless steel version is made to order. Custom lengths can be made.
Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean
By Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens
Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.
I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.
A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.
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By Katherine Stone
The very first yacht club ever featured in this column was the Buffalo Yacht Club, back in 2012. I chose to start with this particular club as it was the only one that had clubhouses in two countries: the United States and Canada.Canada is deeply tied to the United States as their number one trading partner, enjoys many cultural similarities, and a shared language; so this seemed like a fun way to start what has now become an ensconced column in every issue. However, the Buffalo Yacht Club is not the southernmost yacht club in Canada, as that distinction lies with the Cedar Island Yacht Club...
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By Andy Adams
Big, elegant, and capable
Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.
In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.
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