Harbour HomesWork is about to start on a new marina and float home development on Nanaimo’s Newcastle Channel. Harbour Homes Marina is planned to include up to 145 boat slips from approximately 20 to 80’ in length, and 60 custom float homes. 

Victoria HarbourThe BC Yacht Brokers Association hosts the annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4 in the city’s scenic and historic Inner Harbour. The show brings about 150 new and brokerage powerboats, sailboats and small craft to the Inner Harbour docks and Ship Point. Ship Point also holds product, service and trade exhibits.

carefree boatingSteve and Karin Taylor, owners of Carefree Boat Clubs in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida, are pleased to announce the opening of their third location near Toronto, Ontario. The grand opening will take place beginning of May this year at the Lefroy Harbor Resorts Marina. This beautiful marina will provide boat club members with carefree boating on historic Lake Simcoe, located less than an hour drive from downtown Toronto, and just 15 minutes south of Barrie.

Greg MarshOn April 15, 2014 at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Bluewater Cruising present Greg Marshall, a Canadian Super Yacht designer based in Victoria, BC. He has more than 36 years in the industry. Together with business partner, Gordon Galbraith, they run an award-winning company, Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects Ltd. with a team of sixteen designers, interior designers, stylists, structural and mechanical engineers, and naval architects.

ConcordCoastal Craft celebrates its largest yacht, the Concord 65, built by the Gibson's BC company. Among the Coastal Craft 65' Concord's features are a very impressive full-beam master en suite with marble floors, walls and ceilings and in floor radiant heat.

GBR The Georgian Bay Regatta (GBR) is one of the most unique sailing events in Ontario. On an annual basis for the past 27 years, a fleet of 40 to 50 boats have participated in this week-long adventure of racing and cruising various areas of Georgian Bay. As the itinerary of the GBR encompasses a combination of daily distance races, course races, nightly anchorages and visits to the various ports-of-call on the shores of Georgian Bay, it draws the interest of all levels of sailors to this yearly summer event. 

Buying a Boat: The Musical

Since I am in the throes of purchasing a boat and am a huge devotee of musical theatre, I recently headed to Broadway to catch the must-see opening of Buying a Boat: the Musical. The production stars some of the most exciting celebs including Canadian Don Cherry as The Jovial Surveyor and Lady Gaga as The Boat.

GBAy Water Levels 2014In a response to an article written in a recent edition of a local Simcoe County newspaper bringing our attention to Georgian Bay low water levels, Canadian Yachting reader, John Jamieson, crafted the following rebuttal with an alternative viewpoint for us all to consider.

Port Credit Sprint Boat Show 2014The Credit Village Marina will be host to the Spring Boat Show from May 23rd to 25th, 2014; the official kick off to your boating season. Located right in the heart of the beautiful Port Credit waterfront, the best place to see any boat is right on the water.

2014 Victoria Harbour Boat ShowNo Northwest boat show can boast as congenial a setting as the annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show, right in the middle of the city's scenic and historic Inner Harbour. This year's edition takes place Thursday to Sunday, May 1 - 4. Presented by the B.C. Yacht Brokers Association the show brings about 150 new and brokerage powerboats

Destinations

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How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages

Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

Lifestyle

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We were all set with this week’s POTW when a real stunner came in as part of a story on the Blind ...
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When I was about ten years old I starting racing sailboats on Cape Cod and the sound of the wind ...
I took this photo in July 2017 from our boat Ginger which was anchored and stern tied in Mouat Bay ...
Were we nervous when we returned to Adamant 1 in November? The answer would be a hearty yes. The ...
Just to put it in historical time warp I was a World Sailing Vice President 1976-1994 and President ...
Great icicles! This is not what one expects from the tropical climes of BC. It’s a nice winter ...
Rossiter is a Canadian builder in Markdale, Ontario that builds a nice fleet of rowboats and small ...
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Living the dream! Longtime CY staffer and now blogger Lynn Lortie with her husband Pat left Midland ...
Canadian Yachting Digital April 2018

Boat Reviews

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Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...
Cruisers Yachts debuts the all-new 42 Cantius. The sporty, luxury cruiser will make its first ...
Once again, the designers at Jeanneau have outdone themselves with the innovative new Leader 10.5 ...
The introduction of X-Yachts’Xc range in 2008 has proven itself to be something of a game changer ...
Hull #1 ZINNIA, the all-new, twin outboard MJM 35z left Boston BoatWorks on July 5 for Newport and ...
Following a 10-year hiatus, Richmond, BC-based Crescent Custom Yachts is once again launching ...
According to the folks at Fraser Yacht Sales, you couldn't ask for more - the new Azimut Atlantis ...
During those cold, cold, sunless, dreary months of January and February, I want to remember the fun ...
The Rossiter 23 Classic Day Boatis both a logical extension of the Canadian-built Rossiter line and ...
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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

DIY & How to

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In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
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Since the initial article of this series we have looked at the iPad and its use as a marine ...
The moment we all dread. It’s a warm sunny day and you’re out for a cruise. Suddenly ...
For most of us – this is the time to make the most of the boating season – launch and ...
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  Is iNavX the superlative marine navigation app?    
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Marine Products

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We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...
Last year when this column launched a good deal of time was spent understanding global satellite ...
This article was my first about 10 years ago, and it found it's way to an outdoor editor/writer ...
For a gloomy February we look not only at how an app that works within your phone can be of benefit ...
ZCare Marine, offers effective, eco-safe products to help keep your boat clean. They have products ...
Monaro Marine Ltd. of Richmond, BC, designs and builds its own unique brand of semi-custom 21' to ...
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When the Halifax Boat Show opens on February 8th there will be an excellent selection of pontoon ...
The 627 is the largest outboard in world. New cylinder heads and camshaft, an uprated ...
Sirius Signal held a product information session for interested parties prior to demonstrating ...