Lucky to be AliveAtlantic Canada has a rich maritime history and tragedy at sea has always been part of that legacy. Communities all around the Maritimes remember those who perished on the water. But they also celebrate the remarkable people who have come face to face with the ocean at its worst and - against all odds - managed to survive.
Lucky to be Alive is a half hour documentary that shares amazing stories from people who narrowly escaped death at sea and the rescuers who risk their lives to save others. These courageous individuals give insight into what it’s

Cruisers 328 Bow RiderBoating Magazine has bestowed the 328 Sport Series with its coveted Boat of the Year award for 2013. Editor’s named the vessel “Boat of the Year” after reviewing performance data and commentary from the magazine’s Tech Team. In all, the group assessed approximately 100 vessels between 30 and 70 feet. Each test considers a boat’s construction, design, styling, performance, and adherence to the standards set by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Boats in contention must also meet the demands of the mission for boats in their category. The 328 SS was chosen because

Glastron GT207Rec Boat Holdings has rolled out two additional jet models for their Glastron and Scarab brands. The Glastron GT207 and the Scarab 215 follow after the introduction of their smaller sister models, GT187 and Scarab 195, respectively. The company announced an aggressive launch plan last May for both brands and has not disappointed. The introductory models were in production within four months and now the expansion to each brand offering comes only eight months after announcing the entry into jet propulsion models. All are

TIBS 2014There is always something for everyone at the Toronto Boat Show and 2014 proves to be no exception.  Download the free Digital Toronto Boat Show Guide and learn what's new this year.   For families, couples, old boat enthusiasts, water sport aficianados, paddlers and those who are new to boating, the Toronto International Boat Show has everything.

49 PilothouseNorth Pacific Yachts of Delta BC will have the first example of its new 49' Pilothouse on display on the Lake Union docks at the Seattle Boat Show January 24-February 2.

The NP49 is a new design that incorporates the principles and features of NPY’s other successful models to provide comfortable and economical cruising. It will be finished with a hand-crafted teak interior, including teak and holly floors, granite countertops, routed cabinet trim and other fine touches. The full-beam salon provides a

CY Contributor Bill KellySeveral Canadian Yachting contributors are featured on seminar stages at the 2014 Vancouver and Seattle Boat Shows: William Kelly, co-author of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, Mark Bunzel, publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, Amanda Spottiswoode, author of South Islander – Memoirs of a Cruising Dog, recounts "Tales, Triumphs and Tribulations of Cruising the West Coast with Dogs on Board"

VIBS 2014Western Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, rings in 2014 with a new, earlier set of dates. From Wednesday to Sunday, January 22-26, the 52nd annual event kicks off the boating season with more than 250 exhibitors showcasing a huge selection of boats and gear.

Indoors at BC Place and on the docks at Granville Island Maritime Market, show-goers will find hundreds of boats, family-friendly activities, an expanded seminar program and great deals on the latest marine products.

Seattle Boat Show 2014There is a lot to look at and take in at the Seattle Boat Show (Indoors +Afloat) and always something new for boating enthusiasts of every persuasion. The 2014 Show will be notable for a number of new boat brands, brands returning who have been absent from the Show for a few years and  more than 35 new accessories exhibitors in the East Hall and Concourse.  The Seattle Boat Show is the largest show on the West Coast and the third largest in the U.S., and as such it is often the place where manufacturers choose to debut their new models.  2014 is no exception.

Marlow MainshipWith the promising 2013 debut of the first Marlow-Mainship 32, the future looks bright for Marlow-Hunter. This affordable yet upscale trawler is the first launch since Marlow acquired the Mainship molds and rights in 2012. It reflects a masterful fusion of Marlow prestige and iconic Mainship tradition. Dependable Yanmar diesels are the sole power choices for Marlow-Mainship models, supplied by marine industry specialist Mastry Engine Center. With Yanmar power found on many previous Mainship builds, this new launch brings the two back together again.

International Yacht TrainingAs you may be aware, it is now mandatory to hold a recognised International Certificate of Competency (ICC) if you wish to charter a boat in certain European countries. It is generally required for the inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries. In Northern Europe and Scandinavia the ICC is generally not required, but it is strongly advised to check with any European or eastern bloc country that you wish to charter in before you leave.

Boat Reviews

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The Oceanis Yacht 54, younger sister of the Oceanis 62, embodies the innovation that has always ...
Beneteau announces the launch of the latest addition to the Antares range! With a length overall of ...
New at the end of 2019, the 58 Salon Express design features large windows to flood the living ...
No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...
The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
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 ...

CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Destinations

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History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ...
On May 19, the New York State Canal Corporation today announced an updated opening schedule for the ...
If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
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 ...

Exiting Hogs BackBy John Morris

History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ministers by date and looking out the window. Who knew it was actually interesting.

And in some ways it hardly matters because the Rideau Waterway is just so amazingly beautiful. Driving your boat through the locks is wonderful fun for kids of all ages (adult kids, too) and the scenery is sensational. The history is a huge bonus however, and worth understanding from both as a political lesson and from an engineering perspective.

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Lifestyle

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Schooner Cove Yacht Club through their staff Capt. and other volunteers organize cruises so members ...
With things the way they are, a whole new batch of Canadians are discovering that boating is IT! ...
Recently while admiring the boats in Victoria Harbour my eyes locked into a 58ft yacht named ...
The 38.1m / 125' motor yacht, custom built in 1930 by Boeing of Canada and last refitted ...
This interesting shot is one you will remember. It comes to POTW from our pal, photographer and ...
Unknown to us at the time, the quest for VIA-MARA started in 1973 when I saved the back cover of a ...
You will find that many of the yachts travelling up and down the BC Coast have Sea Kayaks on board. ...
The Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs with over 50 yacht club members has become the voice of ...
Classic boat restoration expert and wooden boat builder Stan Hunter recently sent us this great ...
In Mid June, a floatplane plunged into Constance Bay on the Ottawa River after two planes collide ...

DIY & How to

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One of the Great Lakes’ best known tall ships, sail training vessel TS Playfair, will soon be ...
My Dad is not a mechanical guy. He is educated and well-read, and handy around the house – but not ...
I was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ...
July and August  in Canada are the months of boating. People are on the water – exploring, ...
Boating together with the kids as a family can be a most enjoyable activity. Because people, ...
I get a lot of calls for electrical repairs. Not upgrades or installations – the requests are to ...
Many boats are now on the water after a COVID-imposed hiatus – and with a shortened ‘prep’ period, ...
Wooden boat production in the 1940’s and 50’s was epitomized by expert craftsmanship, beautifully ...
Wrapping your hull with marine vinyl wrap instead using traditional marine paint seems like a new ...
Boating safety is always—always—a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with ...

The BucketI was cleaning up my workbench the other day. My eyes then scanned across my workbench and fell on ‘the bucket’. Everyone has a one. On a boat, it’s usually in a cockpit lazarette. It’s full of old paint cans and half-used tubes of caulking. There might be some white grease, painters tape or epoxy in there, too. I take my bucket everywhere and it’s full of all sorts of tubes of grease and sealants and adhesives.

I thought to myself that I should probably sort through the bucket and get rid of the stuff that isn’t useful. I quickly realized, though, that each of the items in my bucket (except that had gone bad) were useful, and each is used for a particular job.

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Marine Products

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ShockAlarm is a floating, continuously monitoring alarm that protects your family and friends from ...
The Airhead Thrust is an out-of-this-world thrill ride.  Get your wetsuite out and get ready ...
Airhead Recreational Kayak is perfect for cruising boaters at anchor.  Stow it, inflate and ...
To help keep those aboard safe, critical equipment such as the compass must hold up in the rough ...
The Boating HD Marine & Lakes app from Navionics is an excellent resource to help plan your ...
Dive tanks are notoriously difficult to stow on a boat and can be outright dangerous if left ...
Waterways around the world are increasingly becoming choked with plastic trash. To stem the ...
QuenchSea is an up and coming low-cost, portable, manually-powered device that instantly turns ...
The Big Orange Original Filter is connected to the vent line leaving your boats holding tank.  ...
The Cablemaster Model CM-7 is a solid when it comes to handling and storing bulky 50 amp power ...