Nov 9, 2017

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversarySince 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. Exhibitor spaces are sold-out with all the major boat dealers from across Canada getting ready to showcase the latest boat innovations alongside manufacturer representatives who will be on hand to provide knowledgeable product information. Visitors also can shop for marine accessories at the Mariners Marketplace and get summer-ready with outdoor gear, toys and décor at Cottage Country.

In addition to new products (more than any other show in Canada), boaters can look forward to an exciting new slate of programming and educational seminars. Talk one-on-one with how-to experts at The Boathouse, discover new boating destinations to plan your next trip, or register for a hands-on workshop on boat maintenance. The Toronto Boat Show has a feature for every type of boater to enjoy from SailFest to the Great Canadian Fish Tank and Antique & Classic Boats. There’s also plenty of programming on the presentation stages with more than 250 seminars and workshops on variety of topics.

New this year, the Toronto International Boat Show is pleased to host Mercy Ships Canada, an international charity that operates the largest floating hospital ship in the world, providing free health care to those without access in the developing world. Come meet and be inspired by some of the doctors, nurses, crew and volunteers who are making a difference. The indoor Lake will also feature new water trends such as the debut of Stand Up Paddle Polo and Kayak Polo; and celebrity guest, Baywatch and Survivor reality star Brenda Lowe, will be demonstrating stand up paddle boarding and meeting fans on opening weekend.

Toronto International Boat Show 60th AnniversaryThe Toronto Boat Show’s Preview Day VIP Experience starts at 2pm on Friday, January 12, with proceeds benefiting the show’s partner boating charities.

Also new this year, FREE parking will be included with Preview Day tickets and offered every weekday evening after 4pm!

WHEN: January 12 – 21, 2018
Preview Day (Friday, January 12), 2pm to 8pm

General Show Dates and Hours:
Mondays to Fridays (January 15 – 19), 11am to 8pm
Saturdays (January 13 & 20), 10 am to 7pm
Sundays (January 14 & 21), 10am to 6 pm

WHERE: Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes’ Blvd. Toronto, ON

TICKETS: Available online starting November 1st

Preview Day: $100 Platinum ticket, $35 Gold Ticket (proceeds go to support children’s charities)
$20- General Admission (17 – 64 yrs.)
$17- Seniors (65 yrs. & better)
FREE- KIDS 16 years & under
NEW! $5 After 5pm Admission
NEW! FREE parking with Preview Day ticket and weekdays after 4pm

Bundle & Save:
$20- Unlimited Weekday Evening Pass (4pm – 8pm)
$25- Two-day Adult Pass (17 – 64 yrs.)
$20- Two-day Senior Pass (65 yrs. & better)
$45- Nine-Day Event Pass (excludes Preview Day)

PHONE: 905-951-0009
WEBSITE: Pre-plan your visit at www.TorontoBoatShow.com

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An Abacos Adventure

Great Guana CayBy Mark Stevens; Photos by Sharon Matthew-Stevens

It’s a perfect Sunday morning jaunt.

We’re gliding through green-blue waters, colours so vivid and bright they hurt your eyes. We’re set for a close reach out of a harbour guarded by a necklace of tiny emerald islands decorated by palms that dance in fifteen knots of wind.

Our boat, “Tropical Escape II” (perfect name for both the boat and our adventure), is a 44-foot Robertson and Caine catamaran, chartered from Sunsail’s Marsh Harbour base on Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island.

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Jeanneau NC 795By Glen Cairns

After a period of record breaking hot and humid weather we had a dose of more traditional east coast conditions for our test run aboard the Jeanneau NC 795, with steady drizzle and a 15 – 20 knot south east breeze kicking up a short chop on Halifax’s Bedford Basin.

Last fall the management team from Dartmouth based Seamasters Services Limited, Chris Mills and Tara Mills along with sales manager Dave Trott, had an introduction to Jeanneau’s NC line at Yamaha’s fall gathering in Ontario.

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