Sealine F380Sealine will be unveiling their new F380 flybridge motor yacht at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January. Following on from the success of the award winning F450, this new model offers more space than any other cruiser in this size range currently on the market. With their innovative design features Sealine has maximized the use of space
and light throughout whilst also providing complete flexible living areas above and below decks.

Winter RendezvousNorthwest boaters can get in touch with their inner Vikings at a new Winter Rendezvous hosted February 7-9 by hydroplane racing legend Chip Hanauer, aka The Boat Guy, and the good folks in Poulsbo WA.  Aimed at encouraging boaters to get out on the water year round, the Norsk-flavoured fun includes beer, wine, whiskey and smoked salmon tastings, brewery tours, a marine swap meet, a downtown poker run, live music, a gala

NPYO RendezvousWest Coast owners of North Pacific Yachts enjoyed a successful rendezvous at Roche Harbor Marina September 29-October 2 despite being battered by storm-force winds and torrential rain. The weather reduced attendance somewhat, down from the 28 boats pre-registered, but several sessions were enthusiastically attended, especially one on engines hosted by Pat McCullough of Cummins Northwest.

Chris Craft RendezvousAt the height of our fantastic summer, the Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous drew 18 vintage boats, including two from our neighbours to the south, to Telegraph Harbour Marina July 19-21.

This year's much-anticipated Saturday afternoon event was a blindfolded dinghy race, with two crewmembers in rowing dinghies, an oarsperson and a navigator. Each boat was equipped with a water super-soaker for navigators and a paper bag (size large) for the oarsman.  The course was relayed to navigators with a final twist: a

Mr. PumpoutPumping out the holding tank after a weekend cruise is a job many of us would happily leave to someone else. A new mobile marine pump-out service enables Lower Mainland boaters to do just that.

Ray Weind, who operates Mr. Pumpout with son Derek, says the company aims to provide customers with a “hands-free” service as new sewage discharge regs mandate the use of holding tanks and forbid dumping of raw sewage within three miles of shorelines.

North Island MarinaPort McNeill Fuel Dock has a new name – North Island Marina – that reflects its growth from a fuel stop into a full-
service marina and a major port of call for cruisers in the Broughton Islands and Queen Charlotte Strait or en route to BC’s north coast.

“We are now much more than just a fuel dock. We offer 2,100 feet of transient moorage for boats from 28’ to 285’, in-berth refueling and full concierge services for our yacht customers,” says general manager Steve Jackman. “We found many of our customers want more than just moorage. We can help with provisioning, dinner

West Bay Sonship 72West Bay SonShip, established forty-six years ago, has delivered more than 250 luxury motor yachts ranging in size from 45’ to 110’, but never have they been more excited to introduce and build this stunning new custom 72’ sky lounge vessel.

The exterior design and styling is an easy and instinctive evolution from the incredibly successful 58’ pilot house, nearly one hundred built and continuing to represent West Bay by maintaining a strong resell value in the brokerage market today.

Kirk PattersonJanuary 21, 2014 BCA member Kirk Patterson, half through his attempt to be the first foreigner to circumnavigate the entire Japanese archipelago, will discuss the pleasures and pitfalls of cruising in Japan. He will introduce some of destinations and Japanese cruising customs. Kirk will highlight the depth and breadth of Japanese history and culture, and touch relationship with the sea.

49er Sail CanadaWith the aim of bringing younger sailors into the Canadian 49er class, Pitch Pole Skiff Products (aka 49er.ca) will be providing charter boats to young sailors interested in sailing the Olympic class 49erFX skiff. The charter boats will be a complete 49erFX with dolly, a carbon mast and ready to race for a period of one year.  This is a perfect opportunity for young Laser, C420 or 29er sailors, both male and female, looking to make the jump into the exciting 49er or 49erFX class!

Pacific Yacht Conference 2014With its spectacular cruising grounds visited by relatively few superyachts, compared to say the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, the Pacific Northwest coastline appears to be a well-kept secret, at least in large yacht circles.

A new conference taking place aims to put Puget Sound, BC, Alaska and the entire region`s coast firmly on the superyacht map.   The Pacific Yacht Conference taking place in Vancouver on 28th & 29th May, 2014 is an international industry conference that will aim to draw participants from across the globe. 

Boat Reviews

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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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Beneteau Antares 11By Andy Adams

What perfect timing! Beneteau is has just announced their new Antares 11 model for North America and I think it will be exactly what many people are looking for.

The boat business has simply taken off during 2020, spurred on by the social distancing requirements of the global battle with COVID-19. In many regards, this situation has brought a lot of families closer because there are few options for travel and recreation. I suspect that many families have rediscovered the joys of being together, going places and doing things.

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Destinations

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ChemainusBy Marianne Scott

The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is protected from all but strong northerly winds. The only obstacle may be some large log booms often anchored in the harbour. The Dock is immediately south of the B.C. ferry terminal; the ferry runs to Thetis- and Penelakut Islands.

Harbourmaster Harmen Bootsma, who has been the cheerful, welcoming presence here for a couple of decades, is ready to catch your lines. 

 

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Lifestyle

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(From left to right) Boating Ontario CEO Rick Layzell; Pollution Probe CEO Christopher Hilkene; NOVA Chemicals VP Rob Thompson; and Council of the Great Lakes Region  President and CEO Mark Fisher

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, recently announced the launch of the first phase of the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup initiative with founding partners Pollution Probe, the University of Toronto (U of T) Trash Team, Boating Ontario, PortsToronto, as well as collaborators EnviroPod, Water Products and Solutions-America, Poralu Marine and Georgian Bay Forever.

Read more about the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

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WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

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