Sept 14, 2017

Kit PingreeThis year’s event was a very special celebration of Classic Boats and marine heritage for The Victoria Classic Boat Festival's 40th anniversary along with Canada's 150th Birthday.

The Pacific Northwest on both sides of the border is blessed with an enormous number of traditional boats of all descriptions. The wonderful craft - both yachts and workboats - are cared for by their owners and a supportive community of boatyards, trades people and admirers.

 

Teal Main Salon

David Leverton, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia had this to say, “We are also fortunate to have some amazing maritime non-profit organizations throughout the region, including the Maritime Museum of BC, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Foundation, SALTS, Seattle Centre for Wooden Boats, Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre, Victoria Tall Ships Society, Silva Bay Shipyard School and the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to name a few. These dedicated organizations provide opportunities for education, training, skills development and economic growth in our communities. The boat owners and those that support them are why we are still celebrating our maritime heritage after 40 years.”

Teal Galley
One particular vessel that stood out this year was Kit Pingree’s boat Teal a Wooden 78' Northwest Fisheries Patrol Vessel. There is a great video of Kit and her motor launch Teal, at www.offcenterharbor.com
https://www.facebook.com/pg/MV-TEAL-1434866836790183/reviews/?ref=page_internal
http://classicyacht.org/classicyachts/boats/teal

A special thanks goes out to major sponsor. Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard.
http://www.classicboatfestival.ca/a-message-from-our-sponsors.html

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Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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