Feb 14, 2019

HIBS WrapupAtlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre last week February 7th through 10th, celebrating success following an increase in show traffic and added attractions.

The Halifax International Boat Show, which has more than 40 years of history in the region, once again featured a sold-out show floor with the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and equipment from across the region.

At the 2019 edition, there was an increase in the number and variety of models at the show with new boats from France, Holland, Columbia, Mexico and Asia.

HIBS Wrap Up

 

“With great show weather, big crowds, high energy from all the exhibitors, a great features program and a wonderful management team, the Halifax International Boat Show just gets better,” said Pat Nelder, Executive Director of Boating Atlantic.

Highlights of the event included a popular touch tank of sea creatures from Back to the Sea; live boat modeling; and a series of free boating skill workshops. Special thanks to volunteers from Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, as well as Mahone Bay’s Heritage Boatyard Co-op for educational and informative seminar presentations.

The next edition of the show will take place in February 2020. Stay tuned to www.HalifaxBoatShow.com for details!

Sailboat Under Cloudy Skies

By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Sailboat under cloudy sky by Bill Cox-Unsplash

Have you ever needed on-the-water assistance due to a mechanical breakdown, running aground, taking on water (perhaps from striking a submerged or floating object), having a mishap with another vessel, or have a medical emergency and the authorities are not near, but another mariner answers your mayday or perhaps observes your predicament. Another boater is in the vicinity, but will, or should, that person offer to help perhaps at his peril? What if you were that pleasure craft operator?

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John ArmstrongOur Canadian Yachting test team, John Armstong and Andy Adams, were at a Jeanneau media event called “Throttle Down” in St. Petersburg, Florida. The media event was held to highlight the Jeanneau Power Boat Line with the emphasis on their outboard models. 

The media event was scheduled to follow their Jeanneau dealer meetings, held earlier at Thunder Marine International in St. Petersburg. The Thunder Marine location is on the water and has a cooperative agreement with Jeanneau to host the full line of Jeanneau power boats in the water for dealer demonstration to their clients.

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ChicagoBy Mark Stevens

Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens


From my perspective on the observation deck of 360 Chicago in the John Hancock Building, I have an eagle’s-eye view of this Lake Michigan metropolis.

The city stretched out before us is a forest of concrete. Toward the lake – right below us – there’s a beach volleyball game in progress. White triangles crisscross Caribbean-blue waters in the distance. Sunday morning must be race day – just like home.

 

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