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. 

Happy Holidays 20132013 has been an interesting and eventful one in the yachting world.  The cleanup of Hurricane Sandy in the southeastern part of our world kept many people who would rather be boating busy right into the summer.  New innovations in equipment and electronics made the America's Cup race a nail-biting finale to follow as America's Team Oracle finally mastered their electronics to come from behind and triumph over New Zealand's Team Emirates in a flying and drawn-out finish.  Boat shows across Canada and indeed North America saw great

SS Keewatin Tree LightingVisitors to the SS Keewatin in Port McNicoll were surrounded with Christmas spirit on Thursday evening, as the historic steamship and a large Christmas tree were lit up for the holidays.

The event also included family-friendly activities, bonfires and music.

Robert BullerWith the sudden death of Robert Buller in late October, we at Canadian Yachting lost a valued friend and contributor, while many in the marine industry on the West Coast and throughout North America lost a respected colleague. Robert’s wide circle of friends in boating knew him in many roles: a journalist with a strong interest in marine equipment and systems; a dedicated Canadian Power Squadron instructor with a specialty in navigation; owner of the classic 48’ Monk powerboat Nirvana; a keen restorer of wooden small craft; even as the guy who

Destinations

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CYOB Destinations: We Visit the Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton BeachBy Amelia Morris

Ah Canadian simplicity at its finest; small town, big marina. Little Hilton Beach (population 200!), which I am lucky enough to call my cottage country, is located on the north-east coast of St. Joseph Island. The Hilton Beach Marina is one of the largest and most major ports of call in the Western North Channel. It also has a long and rich history dating back to the 1850’s.

I spoke with Marina Manager, Laura McRae and got the full scoop on what goes on in this inconspicuous but busy marina.

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Lifestyle

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Boat Reviews

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Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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DIY & How to

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Marine Products

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