Skyline Marina’s Annual Spring Open House


Spring Splash, Skyline Marina’s Annual Spring Open House is fast approaching.

Skyline invites all boaters to attend their Open House on Saturday April 14th from 9am to 5pm and Sunday April 15th from 11am to 3pm at their Orillia location at 75 Forestview Road, Oro-Medonte (Orillia), ON GPS Coordinates: N 44 33.965, W 079 26.510

Directions: Hwy 11 N to Line 15, exit Line 15 – Skyline is directly off the highway.

Visitors will see all the new 2012 Sea Rays on display in the showrooms and learn about Skyline’s newest product line, Meridian and their fabulous line up of Sedan Bridge Yachts.

Refreshments will be served. Get ready now, so that you and your family can enjoy what might possibly be the longest boating summer on record. Visit:


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