altA proposal to build a major marina resort in one of Desolation Sound’s most popular anchorages, Squirrel Cove, is again drawing fire from boaters who argue the development will significantly compromise the cove as an anchorage. After its original plan was rejected by the BC government last summer, Klahoose Resort Limited Partnership has submitted a scaled-down proposal for a marina and moorings targeting boats 45 to 90 feet and longer, as well as an aquaculture...

Skyline Marina is pleased to announce we have extended our already industry leading brand depth with the addition of another Brunswick Group manufacturer in Meridian Yachts. This is an ideal addition to our already stand alone brands that include Sea Ray and Hatteras Yachts. Meridian Yachts is the industry leader in the growing Sedan Bridge segment of the marine market. The lineup consists of four models, 341 Sedan, 391 Sedan, 441 Sedan and the Flagship 541 Sedan.

altLowrance, a division of Navico, has recently announced a limited-time promotion with cash rebates on their Elite-5  fishfinder/chartplotters and HDS Gen2 multi-function displays.

Rebates vary between $50 and $300 depending upon the model purchased. This program is available to

Skookum Yacht Services have announced an expanded commercial diving service that is fully mobile from their Granville Island Marina location. With a professionally equipped mobile dive support vehicle, brothers Jonathan and Stephen Paetkau can provide full commercial dive services anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Routine underwater maintenance including hull service, anode replacement and prop removal are offered by Skookum. They are registered with WorkSafe BC as a commercial dive service and are fully compliant with WorkSafe

Canadian Yachting West’s April 2012 edition, available this month, focuses on the coast’s favourite cruising ground, the Gulf islands, in a pair of feature articles.

In Part 1 of a two-part series on BC Tidal Passes, cruising author William Kelly takes an in-depth look at tidal gateways of the Gulf Islands, including Active, Porlier and Gabriola Passes, with details on how to approach

Vancouver International Boat Show marked its 50th anniversary February 8-12 with increased attendance, enthusiastic crowds, and strong boat and equipment sales. The show ran indoors at newly renovated BC Place Stadium and afloat at Granville Island Marina, its first year at the latter venue.

Show organizers reported total attendance of nearly 33,000 – up six percent from 2011. Despite showery weather,

West Coast powerboat dealer M&P Mercury Sales has been honoured as Canada’s #1 boat dealer in Boating Industry Magazine’s Top 100 Dealers Awards. M&P also ranked as #4 dealer in North America.

The Top 100 aims to help consumers choose the right dealership for their boat purchase. More than 3,000 applications are distributed to dealers throughout North America; awards are based on in-depth research on each company, including overall business operations, customer service and professionalism.

Circumnavigator and cruising author Beth Leonard visits Vancouver Island this month for a series of presentations hosted by the Bluewater Cruising Association.

On Sunday, March 18, Leonard will present a seminar on Heavy Weather Sailing at Sidney North Saanich YC. The seminar runs from 1 to 5 pm, and cost is $40 for BCA members and $50 for the public.

In the moorage-challenged Lower Mainland, word of a new marina creates a definite flurry of interest. Construction of Milltown Marina and Boatyard, the first new full-service marina in the Vancouver area in more than a decade, is expected to begin this summer. But marina management is already flooded with moorage inquiries.
The marina is a partnership between Bastion Development Corp. and the Musqueam Indian Band, and will be

Pierre and Tove Landry have purchased full ownership of the Echo Bay facility in the Broughton Archipelago. Known as Pierre’s at Echo Bay, this marine resort was previously jointly owned with Lucy and Jerome Rose, who have sold their interest to the Landry’s.

Pierre’s at Echo Bay exhibited at both the Seattle and Vancouver boat shows in partnership with Port McNeil Fuel Dock and Marina – close by the CYW booth. Pierre is excited about future opportunities and looking forward to welcoming returning and new visitors to their fully modernized facility.

Destinations

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Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population ...
Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the ...
Long popular with New England and St. John area boaters, Passamaquoddy Bay is too often overlooked ...

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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Lifestyle

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On Thursday last week, at age 88, Bruce Kirby has been invested into the Order of Canada for his ...
The Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That ...
The demographics of sailing are changing, and more women are getting involved and are often rooted ...
Whether he’s sailing celebrities around the BVI’s or sailing an Etchell back home at his native ...
POTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo ...
After a good night’s sleep, it was a lot easier to work my way through checking into the US. I ...
This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

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.

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DIY & How to

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Nothing stops a vacation faster than a problem with the fresh water system – be it leaks, smells, ...
CYOB readers often ask questions about their boats and system. For this issue, I’ve answered a ...
Modern marine engines run at very high temperatures and rely on a few methods to keep their ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...

Marine Products

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Stripping the antifouling paint from the bottom of a boat is physically demanding and is one of the ...
The 2019 Ultimate Sailing Calendar highlights the drama and excitement of blue-water sailing, as ...
Weather nerds and boaters of all stripes will be absorbed by Bruce Kemp’s account of the monstrous ...
Canada Rope promises that its new Night Saver Rope will illuminate at night and act as a reference ...
Take a look as a 68-foot yacht docks itself in between two Volvo Ocean 65 sailing yachts at the ...
Industry Firsts Include Direct Injection and Integrated Electric Steering System
Verviers, Belgium, 18 May 2018 — Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion technology, ...
Again, we return to the beginning. We started this column with a look at marine navigation for ...
Ga-Oh (spirit of the winds in Algonquin) creates bags and other items from re-purposed sails.
The 2018 Northwest Boat Travel Guide just arrived. This time of the year is the perfect time for ...