PORTS GB CoverSince 1984 PORTS Cruising Guides have been the cruising boater's essential companion. But now PORTS has added a digital platform so that boaters can download the volume onto one tablet. Purchasers of the guide can now also subscribe to amendments to get updates as information changes. This makes PORTS even more valuable.

RideauGood news cruisers, it’s coming in early Summer 2020 – PORTS Rideau Canal and Lower Ottawa River 2020 Edition. We have just published PORTS Guide - Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron and now everyone’s working to complete the Rideau Guide.

Ports GB2020 CoverEvery cruiser in the region has used it for years, but now there’s a brand new edition of the universally acclaimed PORTS Guide - Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron.

Chocolate SpidersToo hot to bake? No oven onboard anyway? Try these no-bake shipboard treats. (Yes, we know they’re not low fat or low calorie – but perhaps you deserve a reward after that hard passage. Or before. Or instead of…)

Ports Crafty IllustrationThe new edition of PORTS Cruising Guides: Georgian Bay, Lake Huron & the North Channel from the publishers of Canadian Yachting will be available in January!!  Look for upcoming details on how to order your copy early!

CY Charter HandbookCanadian Yachting’s Chartering Handbook, full of information and advice for heading off to a charter, no matter what your level of expertise is. The Handbook is part of your October CY magazine and you can also read it online

Nautiguide 2019Edited by the Quebec Marine Association under the direction of L'Escale Nautique (producer of the magazine L'Escale Nautique and the Nautiguide Croisière), the Nautiguide is the most complete tool...

Blue Water Women BookGina de Vere approached me at the Canadian Yachting booth at this year’s Vancouver International Boat Show and introduced me to her book Blue Water Women.

Book CoverWeather nerds and boaters of all stripes will be absorbed by Bruce Kemp’s account of the monstrous early winter storm, perhaps the largest ever, that hit the Great Lakes in 1913. 

Northwest Boat Travel Guide 2018 400The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for making plans for the boating season.

Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 

 

 

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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Moorings In BrazilWith an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches.

Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty (pronounced “Para-chee”) holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat.

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