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.

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 Killarney

KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

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There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

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