Maritime Marine Museum of BCOne of the biggest maritime tragedies in World War II is the story of convoy PQ-17 which carried relief supplies to the Russians. In July 1942, this convoy travelling from Iceland to Russia was attacked by German forces. Upon receiving intelligence, the escorts were ordered to withdraw and 22 out of the 33 ships in the convoy were sunk. The merchant sailors didn’t have the capacity to defend themselves and 153 men were killed. Winston Churchill described the incident as "one of the most melancholy naval episodes in the whole of the war."

Pacific Yacht ForumThe Pacific Yacht Industry Forum is 4 day programme of events for the Pacific superyacht industries, taking place in central Vancouver during late Spring, 2014.  Comprising a 2 day conference and a 3 day Yacht Show, this international event will target visitors from across the globe, placing BC and the north-west Pacific firmly on the superyacht map. 

Best AnchoragesCanadian Yachting offers up a selection of the best boating reads of this year, whether you are looking for some great cruising destination advice or just want a nice easy boat-themed read here are some of our Editor's top suggestions

True North Yachts and BeneteauTrue North Yachts, based in Port Credit, Ontario is now the exclusive dealer for Beneteau’s Powerboats Division in Ontario. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome True North Yachts as our exclusive partner for the Beneteau Powerboats Division in southwestern Ontario,” says Beneteau America President Laurent Fabre. “True North Yachts has earned the respect and admiration of their industry peers and most importantly their clients. We look forward to working

Galley GuysThe Galley Guys, John, Andy and Greg have just launched their new website. This is a collection of some of their best stories about travel, food and entertaining on board. The Guys invite your comments and suggestions for new stories and galley hints. This fall the Guys will be in Annapolis Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida before getting ready for the Toronto Boat Show in January.

Shelley FoordIf you have been “bottoming out” on saggy old boat mattresses, living with musty carpet or looking at out of date upholstery, this is the time of year to consider having your boat interior redone. A lot of companies are out there and able to help you with canvas and upholstery but there are also sources for custom bedding and custom sized mattresses to make next season both more comfortable and more attractive for your family and your guests.

CY October 2013 CoverWe hope our readers liked the cover photo of Distant Shores on the cover of the October issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, but we wanted to apologize for errors in the "On The Cover" information on page 5.
First, the photo credit for this dreamy shot should have been given to Paul Shard.
Second, we gave the American broadcast information and not the list of Canadian broadcasters. Our Canadian viewers have been able to watch the Distant Shores television show for the past three years across Canada on the

Jenneau - AnnapolisJeanneau of the Americas will have a big presence at Annapolis in the United States Sailboat Show October 10 through 14, 2013, with a whole range of new and updated sailboats to inject a big dose of consumer excitement into the industry. Annapolis is a major show for Jeanneau and Paul Fenn, President of Jeanneau of the Americas has put a short video invitation together,

CY and Skippers Plan BreakfastCanadian Yachting in partnership with Skippers' Plan Insurance invite you and a guest to the 10th Anniversary Canadian Breakfast! To our friends in the Canadian marine industry, if you are going to be attending the Annapolis Show, come and join us for breakfast on Friday October 11th.

CPS Flag on Sunshine CoastThe Canadian Power and Sail Squadron is a volunteer organization dedicated to safe boating. Founded in  Windsor, Ont. in 1938, this year the organization is celebrating 75 years of recreational boating education. To mark the occasion, special anniversary flags are travelling across Canada. The flag arrived in Gibsons on  Monday, Sept. 16, and was welcomed by Sunshine Coast officers and members at a reception at the Blackfish Pub.

Lifestyle

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With old boats every repair seems to uncover something else needing attention.  Removing the ...
We admit it, this Photo of the Week shot was just too cute to resist even though it was blatant ...
Reader Lorraine Gentleman took some liberty with our request for Photo of the Week shots from the ...
This afternoon portrait of her son enjoying a snooze in a pretty unlikely spot comes to us from ...
I've been cleaning dresser drawers for space and came across this 1979 LYRA t-shirt. This was my ...
Our Photo of the Week comes from one of our CY team members who writes “This is my son and his best ...
This boat carries the distinction as the last boat to leave the C&C Custom shop in Oakville ...
We crossed Lake Ontario from Oswego with a minimum of fuss and did a little happy dance when we ...
Our Photo of the Week comes from Mark and Lisa Harris who winter in Vancouver, Washington and spend ...
I am new to boating. Bought a 2019 Ranger Tug in April followed by taking a short boating course ...

DIY & How to

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Since the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over ...
This bag does more than hold your anchor and rode in one tidy little pile. After you’ve anchored ...
Purchase your copy of the BRAND NEW Ports Georgian Bay 2020 Edition at the Toronto International ...
The boat was put on the hard for this winter and were going to follow along with Graham as he ...
In this part, we’ll delve deeper into the other parts of the boat found below the water line: the ...
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve told my children to wash their hands. I remind them ...
The new editions of PORTS Cruising Guides, from the publishers of Canadian Yachting will be ...
As the seasons change and we move from warm summer into cooler fall, many fanatic boaters ...
On the Friday before a weekend with a gorgeous forecast, I heard on the news that a boat had ...
A reader suggested we take a look at anchors. Anchoring seems simple enough. A weighted hook with a ...

Diesel Fuel MaintenanceSince the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over gasoline. In more recent decades, that argument has included boat manufacturers, and increasingly, individual boaters. As I pass through boat yards in the spring or fall, I’m sure to hear a comment or two (sometimes ruefully, other times with great joy) of the merit of a particular engine or fuel source.

Increasingly, diesel engines are praised for their long-life, ease of maintenance, compact design, reliability and safety, and rate of combustion. As well as cruisers and trawlers, many sailboat manufacturers in particular have chosen to install diesel engines. 

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Boat Reviews

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With a philosophy of quality and 'doing things right Ranger Tugs launches the all new R-25 at the ...
The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St ...

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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Destinations

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Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

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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Marine Products

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Since the days of the astrolabe, sailors have looked to the skies to determine the weather. If only ...
Since 1984 PORTS Cruising Guides have been the cruising boater's essential companion. But now PORTS ...
Canada’s largest independent fiberglass boat builder, Campion, has launched Muskoka, The M26 is 8.4 ...
It is not often I get to drive the newer model of something I own. Most of the time the model I own ...
Good news cruisers, it’s coming in early Summer 2020 – PORTS Rideau Canal and Lower Ottawa River ...
Few things are as frustrating to a boat owner as being becalmed or running out of fuel—or both. If ...
One of the biggest complaints we hear from our readers is ‘why we don’t run more new products’. ...
Every cruiser in the region has used it for years, but now there’s a brand new edition of the ...
When you visit the Toronto Boat Show, come to the Canadian Yachting booth (#1741), trial a pair of ...
With the Davis Scrubbis Underwater Hull Cleaning Kit it's easy to rid a boat of algae, grass, and ...