June 7, 2017

Searay SLX 1The inaugural Annual Barrie Boat Show will be hosted from Friday, June 16 to Sunday June 18 by the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) in collaboration with Pride Marine Group and particularly Pride’s Craig Cernak who helped push the process along.

The show will take place on the recently renovated docks on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay at Heritage Park. For details, please visit www.barrieboatshow.com.

Searay 2It’s quickly become a large event with three marinas - Gordon Bay Marine, Legend Canada and Pride Marine Group –showcasing eight brands of boats - Malibu, Stanley Boats, Thunder Jet, Monterey, Legend, Robalo, Sea Ray, and Chris Craft. For wooden boat lovers, there will also be a number of one-of-a-kind antique boats that will bring something special to the show. In addition a number of other vendors will be on hand including Northstar Marine, Insurance, Pride Docking Systems, Active Green and Ross, Care Boat Club Lake Simcoe, and Dock Armor.

The Barrie Boat Show appears to already be making a name for itself – Craig Cernak reports that he has already been approached by additional exhibitors who would like to be part of the event next year as the city adds additional facilities.

Destinations

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An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Jeanneau NC 795 – designed in France and perfect for Canada

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After a period of record breaking hot and humid weather we had a dose of more traditional east coast conditions for our test run aboard the Jeanneau NC 795, with steady drizzle and a 15 – 20 knot south east breeze kicking up a short chop on Halifax’s Bedford Basin.

Last fall the management team from Dartmouth based Seamasters Services Limited, Chris Mills and Tara Mills along with sales manager Dave Trott, had an introduction to Jeanneau’s NC line at Yamaha’s fall gathering in Ontario.

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