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."

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