Feb 14, 2019

HIBS WrapupAtlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre last week February 7th through 10th, celebrating success following an increase in show traffic and added attractions.

The Halifax International Boat Show, which has more than 40 years of history in the region, once again featured a sold-out show floor with the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and equipment from across the region.

At the 2019 edition, there was an increase in the number and variety of models at the show with new boats from France, Holland, Columbia, Mexico and Asia.

HIBS Wrap Up

 

“With great show weather, big crowds, high energy from all the exhibitors, a great features program and a wonderful management team, the Halifax International Boat Show just gets better,” said Pat Nelder, Executive Director of Boating Atlantic.

Highlights of the event included a popular touch tank of sea creatures from Back to the Sea; live boat modeling; and a series of free boating skill workshops. Special thanks to volunteers from Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, as well as Mahone Bay’s Heritage Boatyard Co-op for educational and informative seminar presentations.

The next edition of the show will take place in February 2020. Stay tuned to www.HalifaxBoatShow.com for details!

Safety at SeaIn my 45 years of teaching sailing and boating there has never been a subject more aligned with my love of boating and cruising than this one. Each person I talked with about Safety at Sea spoke with commitment and passion about the importance of creating a Safety Ethos (Culture of Safety) aboard each boat, fleet, club and association.

 

 

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. Our Virtual Show will continue to grow so visit frequently and check it out. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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KingstonBy Amy Hogue

Cruise into the city of Kingston, Ontario, and it will quickly become clear that this city and surrounding waterways have something special. Built around the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston is the place to go if you love to explore new waterways, fantastic views, and exceptional boating opportunities.

Sitting at the intersection of three world-class Canadian bodies of water, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau Canal (Cataraqui River from Kingston to Newboro), the water’s influence is deeply woven into Kingston’s culture and history. 

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