Cannes Boat Show PosterLooking to check that new megayacht? Organizers of one of Europe’s largest in-water shows, the Cannes Yachting Festival, announced that they are going forward with the 43 iteration of the event, slated for Sept. 8-13. Let’s hope we can fly to Europe by then!

AnnapolisCelebrating their 50th year – the boat show was 10% bigger this year with larger boats and construction finished to help ease flooding with the city dock raised. Unfortunately, this was not enough, as the show had to close on Saturday due to excessive winds and a higher tide which caused flooding.

Ottawa Boat ShowOttawa Boat Show is the largest boat show in the Ottawa/Rideau Region, with a selection ranging from powerboats, fishing boats and cruisers, to pontoons, canoes, and kayaks. In February the Show filled the EY Centre for its 45th edition this past weekend, with hundreds of products on display for boating season 2020.

Princess YachtsAt 55m x 39m – more than half a football field - the Princess Yachts display in Dusseldorf would have been incredible. It would have been even more incredible but for the other equally staggering booths set up by the world’s prestige builders at the 2020 boot show in Dusseldorf.

Miami Shows 2020As we have done for many years, Canadian Yachting Media was at the Miami International Boat Show and also the Miami Yacht Show, two separate boat shows which were both held in Miami on the American President’s Day weekend, February 12 to 16, 2020.

Steiner ContestCanadian Yachting celebrated the Toronto Show with a contest to win some superb Steiner binoculars. There was a barrel of entries and now Greg Nicoll, publisher of Canadian Yachting Magazine would like to congratulate the winner of the Steiner Navigator Binoculars and would also like to thank all those who enter the contest.

Granville IslandDespite Metro Vancouver experiencing some cold and wet weather conditions at the start of the week, attendance remained steady with serious, qualified buyers and strong onsite sales reported by exhibitors.

HIBS 2020 WrapupThe Halifax International Boat Show 2020 spanned four days of interesting weather and good crowds! Show Manager Scott Sprague summed it up: “Despite bad weather for days one and two, days three and four delivered good crowds.”

TIBS 2020 opening weekendPer tradition, Toronto was hit with a good amount of snow just in time for the opening weekend of the Toronto International Boat Show. Did that stop the crowds? Absolutely not, we welcomed a huge crowd opening weekend.

Ottawa Boat ShowIt might be the middle of winter – but if you find yourself daydreaming of sunny days out on the water, mark your calendar for February 20-23 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, where the Ottawa Boat Show will be offering up a taste of summer.

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

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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Destinations

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ChemainusBy Marianne Scott

The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is protected from all but strong northerly winds. The only obstacle may be some large log booms often anchored in the harbour. The Dock is immediately south of the B.C. ferry terminal; the ferry runs to Thetis- and Penelakut Islands.

Harbourmaster Harmen Bootsma, who has been the cheerful, welcoming presence here for a couple of decades, is ready to catch your lines. 

 

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(From left to right) Boating Ontario CEO Rick Layzell; Pollution Probe CEO Christopher Hilkene; NOVA Chemicals VP Rob Thompson; and Council of the Great Lakes Region  President and CEO Mark Fisher

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, recently announced the launch of the first phase of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup initiative with founding partners Pollution Probe, the University of Toronto (U of T) Trash Team, Boating Ontario, PortsToronto, as well as collaborators EnviroPod, Water Products and Solutions-America, Poralu Marine and Georgian Bay Forever.

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WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

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