Bluewater CruisingBluewater Cruising Association Club Night Announcement:
Sequitar: To Cape Horn in Comfort and Style - Michael Walsh describes his voyage from Vancouver to Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and around Cape Horn on their yacht, Sequitar. As their passage progressed, the quality and style of their onboard dining, both at sea and at anchor, became legend.

Monumental PoleMore than 400 people participated today in the raising of the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole, a 42-foot monumental pole that celebrates 20 years of cooperative management since the signing of the Gwaii Haanas Agreement by the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and Mr. Peter Lantin, President of the Haida Nation, are pleased to announce that the Gwaii Haanas Legacy is now standing in Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay).

Download VIBS GuideWestern Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show kicks off Jan 22nd with an impressive roster of events.  Download the Show Guide for free, find out how to Win the Grand Prize Boat, view the schedule of seminars and presentations and discover the activities that will keep the whole family entertained...

TIBS Special Preview Night 2014Friday, January 10, 4-9pm the Toronto International Boat Show hosts its Special Preview Night, offering the opportunity for you to preview the entire Boat Show without the crowds, all while supporting children's charities!

The 56th Annual Toronto International Boat Show, Canada’s largest, most popular marine marketplace, drops anchor January 11-19, 2014, at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. A mid-winter rendezvous tradition for the boating community, it’s your best opportunity to discover the boat of your dreams, and there’s no better time

SwansThis year’s US Boat Show at Annapolis once again featured the Catalina Yachts and Swans Yacht Sales ‘Canadian Breakfast’.  For those Canadians attending the Show on Saturday, and willing to rise early, Catalina and Swans coordinated early entry to the show and a free breakfast at the Catalina display.  The Catalina’s were open for viewing, while the visitors were enjoying breakfast.  The continuous rains of the Show let up just long enough for the

Campion BoatsCampion Marine has announced for a third time that it has won the Green Business Award through the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes environmentally innovative and sustainable practices.
“Winning the Green Award for a third time is really an honour. Our whole team has been working very hard to become greener and we all appreciate being recognized for this,” comments Brock Elliott, president of Campion Marine.

Mustang Immersion SuitMustang Survival is pleased to launch an improved Ocean Commander immersion suit to the Canadian marketplace; the first immersion suit to receive Transport Canada, MED, and SOLAS approvals.  After research and tests, this launch also marks the return of the long-trusted Ocean Commander® immersion suit for sailors, offshore boaters, fisherman and other commercial marine workers alike.

Naden Pink Boat WinnerWell they did it! Or we should say that the wonderful dealers for Naden Boats did it, along with the volunteers at the CBCF North Bay group. The Naden Pink Boat Tour 2013 raised $19,590 for Breast Cancer Research.  The winner of the Pink Boat is Michel Mino, a boater from Northern Ontario, so the Pink Boat will remain in the North.
Even with the short boating/ summer season in Northern Ontario the Naden Dealers pulled through and made this event a succes in 2.5 months. Eight dealers participated in 14 events and the little boat travelled 15,000 km all summer.

ABYCABYC has added Kevin Scullen to the already successful team that is based in Annapolis, Maryland. "Kevin comes to ABYC as a seasoned membership professional with a wealth of local knowledge and boating experience,” said
John Adey, ABYC President. "We are really looking forward to his insight and new ideas.” Prior to ABYC, Kevin served as a National Program Manager at the National Federation of Independent Business

FLIBS 2013The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opened under partly cloudy skies Thursday as the biggest show yet in the event's 54-year history and, judging by show-goer comments, one of the best.

Howard Blitstein timed his visit from Costa Rica to see his mother in Fort Lauderdale with the boat show. "It's very busy for the first day," he said. "I've seen a lot of new center console-type boats that I never heard of. I'm impressed with the boats."

Lifestyle

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The seasoned sailor mapped out an ambitious course around the world — aboard his 28-foot ...
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This brilliant shot comes to us from professional shooter Elle Bruce.  These four sailors are ...

DIY & How to

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Boating safety is always—always—a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with ...
Building on our last two editions (Sealants, and Fibreglass, respectively), Gelcoat is the next ...
After a successful R2Ak and regatta season in 2019, I felt that Pitoraq was due for a major ...
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The boat was put on the hard for this winter and were going to follow along with Graham as he ...

Shrink Wrap2020 is a year of change – self-isolation, social distancing, quarantine, and working remotely have become the norm. For many, this has been a bitter pill to swallow. Another bitter pill for boaters is the delay of the season. Provincial laws differ – so terms like ‘essential’ aren’t translating widely across the marine world.

In BC, marinas remain open and fuel is available, sometimes with conditions. In Ontario, marinas, boat launches, yacht clubs and the professionals that service the marine industry aren’t considered essential, unless the service and location allows a person to access their permanent residence only accessible by boat.

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Boat Reviews

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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. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. 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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Destinations

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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 ...

KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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Marine Products

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The new 2020 PORTS Georgian Bay, North Channel & Lake Huron Guide is available for purchase at ...
Professional boatbuilders don't want to have to redo a job any more than a DIYer. Many choose Life ...
Since its introduction last year, the JBL by Harman Marine BassPro 10" Powered Subwoofer (JBLMBP10) ...
After decades of perusing charts and guidebooks as part of planning a cruise, it was a totally ...
Ever since I was a youngster Jeeps of all kinds have fascinated me. It wasn’t until the mid 70s ...
New from Plastimo, this bi-colour backpack in Tarpaulin 500D will keep contents dry from ship to ...
Being a boater can come with certain space restraints for additional items that may make your ...
Whether you are interested in monitoring your vessel’s systems while underway or remotely from your ...
No wires to install down your mast. Transmit to smartphone/tablet. Works with lots of great ...
Vesper Cortex, the advanced multi-station VHF, AIS, monitor with intuitive touchscreen operation is ...