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Shelley FoordIf you have been “bottoming out” on saggy old boat mattresses, living with musty carpet or looking at out of date upholstery, this is the time of year to consider having your boat interior redone.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.

Spirit of TraditionAn Old Bluenose is given new life.The prospective new owner of the old Bluenose 24 had two objectives to satisfy in the hunt for his new yacht; the boat had to be a beautiful classic AND it would serve as an ornament to be anchored in front of his Muskoka cottage. Stuart Cottrelle came to Gordon Laco, a friend, sailor and outfitter of classic yachts supplier of traditional marine gear, with an idea. Cottrelle was attracted by the beauty and performance characteristics of Meter Class

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