Jan 11, 2018

Greenline 40Greenline 40 making its debut at TIBS

The Toronto International Boat Show celebrates its 60th anniversary from January 12 -21, 2018 at the Enercare Centre. Since 1959, the Toronto Boat Show has grown exponentially to become North America’s largest indoor boat show featuring world class displays, 550 exhibitors and more than 1,200 boats from 6ft to 51ft for visitors to see and board. Visitors also can shop among thousands of marine accessories at the Mariners Marketplace and get summer-ready with outdoor gear, toys and décor at Cottage Country.

The Toronto Boat Show is a one-stop shop to see and buy all the latest boats, innovations and new products to hit the market. Exhibitor spaces are sold-out with all the major boat dealers from across Canada ready to showcase the latest boat innovations alongside manufacturer representatives who will be on hand to provide knowledgeable product information.

Cottage CountryOne of the must-sees is the first 2018 Greenline 40 Hybrid Yacht that will make its debut at the Toronto Boat Show. The yacht is good for the environment as it uses up to four times less fossil fuel than a planning powerboat in similar conditions. Not only does this innovation reduce fuel consumption, it also allows efficient electric propulsion using power supplied by the battery and solar power (Booth 156). Another new offering that is sure to appeal to boaters is the Dock Links Membership. With partner marinas from Lake Ontario through the TSW, into Georgian Bay and North Channel, members will receive 50% off transient rates, .05/L fuel discounts, parts discounts and free pump outs. With the NEW 2018 Dock Links Member Perks app, members have access to over 1500 discounts across Canada from the Coast to Coast! And membership is good for 365 days per year (Booth: C-506).

New this year, the Toronto Boat Show is offering a $5 after 5pm ticket (any day except VIP Preview Day) and free parking after 4pm on weekdays! A great value proposition to accommodate those who prefer to visit the show during the week after work and/or revisit multiple days to see, shop and compare from hundreds of new products and boats. For more information, go to www.torontoboatshow.com .

Destinations

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CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

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.

Read more about the Scarab 255 Open....

 

 

 

 

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