True North Yachts Island Rendezvous for Hunter, Dufour, Bavaria, C&C & Tartan Owners

True North Yachts invites Hunter, Dufour, Bavaria, C&C and Tartan boat owners to participate in their 2012 True North Yachts Island Rendezvous. Owners can sign up by completing the registration form found on the True North Yachts website at

Owners who have registered for the event are invited to bring their boats to the Island Yacht Club on Friday, July 13 and dock there until all participants leave on Sunday, July 15. There is also a Dinner Only option for Saturday July 14 where boaters are invited to dinner catered by the Island Yacht Club in the Tiki Tent followed by a poker tournament at the Island Casino.

Organizers have prized events and activities planned including a 'Round the Island Fun Race, Dress Ship Contest, Jammin' Karaoke and more. See the web site for the events schedule.

An additional feature will be a visit by the Canadian Yachting Galley Guys, Andy Adams and Greg Nicoll who will be serving a tasty little morning snack on Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30am.

Sign up today at or email: True North Yachts’ office number is 905-274-8001 for any questions about the event.

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We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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