Aug 27, 2020

Quebec Boat ShowsBateau à flot de Montréal et de Québec

To the delight of the industry, the two Bateau à flot events will be back this year in Montreal and Quebec City in September. 

Very popular with boaters for 11 years in Montreal and 4 years in Quebec, these two events are the perfect opportunity to present not only the end of season deals but also some boats you might not find presented at an indoor show. Plus, walking the docks in ealy autumn always makes boats look extra special.

Bateau a FlotBateau à flot de Montréal takes place at le bassin Jacques-Cartier, in the centre of the Vieux-Port de Montréal from the 11 to 13 September. The show is open daily from 10 until 6 (4 on Sunday) and admission is just $5, free for under 17s.

Bateau à flot de Québec runs September 25 to 27 in le Bassin Louise at la Marina du Port de Québec.

Michel Bibeau, the director of the shows, promises there will be many new dalers with new lies of interesting larger boats, many of which have never been seen in Canada.

Montreal in February

And more. This February 4 to 7,  the Salon du Bateau de Montréal (The Montreal Boat Show) heads to the Palais des congrès de Montréal. It’s the biggest show east of Toronto and is the focus of spring boating plans for the region.

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More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 37th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show April 12-14 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina.

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Presented by the Quebec Marine Association, the In-Water Boat Show is an annual event that takes places in Montréal and Québec City on two different weekends. 

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The most comprehensive cruising curriculum and syllabus available anywhere was announced today by the Annapolis Boat Shows, a premier event management company. Sandwiched between the United States...

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Several Canadian Yachting contributors are featured on seminar stages at the 2014 Vancouver and Seattle Boat Shows: William Kelly, co-author of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, Mark Bunzel,...

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Robb Butler at the Annapolis Boat Show on board a Seawind 1160 Lite

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Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Beneteau Antares 11By Andy Adams

What perfect timing! Beneteau is has just announced their new Antares 11 model for North America and I think it will be exactly what many people are looking for.

The boat business has simply taken off during 2020, spurred on by the social distancing requirements of the global battle with COVID-19. In many regards, this situation has brought a lot of families closer because there are few options for travel and recreation. I suspect that many families have rediscovered the joys of being together, going places and doing things.

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