Clays WharfYou could not believe the sense of nostalgia that hit me when I saw the cover of your February 2014 Canadian Yachting West with its shot of the yachts moored in Pelican Bay, as it is now called, on the south side of Granville Island! This is where I grew up – at my father’s “marina” known as Clay’s Wharf.

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.

Destinations

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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 ...
We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp ...
After much speculation Prince Harry finally popped the question to American actress and longtime ...

 

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway

My Happy Place – Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn WaterwayBy Paul and Sheryl Shard

It’s funny how a body of water can shape you. Shape your mood. Shape your friendships. Shape your future.

Since you’re reading Canadian Yachting, then I’m pretty sure you have a sense of what I’m talking about here - a favourite lake, bay, pond, river or ocean that, when you’re near it, in it or on it, it makes your heart sing and good things happen.

For me, this is Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway in Ontario. Although my husband, Paul, and I have sailed over 100,000 nautical miles in the four sailboats we’ve owned and have been blessed to visit..

Read more about Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway....

 

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Lifestyle

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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 ...
Don’t miss this brilliant photo double header
In honour of Launch Day, our POTW this time comes from Wendy Loat in Port Credit. This shot, taken ...
Our favorite, Man-O-War Cay, is home to the Albury Boat Building empire. They have been building ...
On the Easter Weekend, the Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club from Vancouver Island, had its first ...
We were finally able to get a SIM card and data plan on our phone Monday morning. We could now ...
It’s Friday afternoon at the Newport Yacht Club in Stoney Creek, and that can only mean one thing - ...
As things are always better in the Bahamas, especially during Canadian winters, so too are things ...
We were all set with this week’s POTW when a real stunner came in as part of a story on the Blind ...
Canadian Yachting Digital May 2018

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
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 ...

 

Ranger Tugs R-23

Ranger Tugs R-23By: Andy Adams

At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives and children most likely to want to stop and have a better look. Well, they should, because the Ranger Tugs R-23 deserves a second look…a long look in fact.

Yes, it’s really a “personality” boat that looks great out on the water, and it will turn heads and start conversations at the gas docks, the locks, or just about anywhere boaters congregate, but the Ranger Tugs R-23 is far more than just cute.

Read more about the Ranger Tugs R-23...

 

 

DIY & How to

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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 ...
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...
If you walk the aisles at a boat show, visit a marine store, or stop in at a repair shop, you’ll ...

Marine Products

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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 ...
We are all looking to gain a little more time these days, and technology is often the route we ...
While they are no longer a part of the CPS Flare Program, Fogh Boat Supplies and Fogh Marine, both ...
We have all had the experience of heading down below on a nice boat only to encounter an unpleasant ...
Starting from the top. If you partake in any winter activities, you have probably heard that your ...
Last year when this column launched a good deal of time was spent understanding global satellite ...