TIBS VirtualLive events are a casualty of lockdowns and as previously reported the Toronto International Boat Show is not going to happen in person this year. But, the show is on.

Halifax Boat Show 2021Halifax is on! Show producer, Master Promotions, has announce that the Halifax Boat Show will return for its scheduled 2021 date at the Halifax Exhibition Centre. After working diligently with the Province of Nova Scotia, the Chief Medical Officer, Boating Atlantic and the facility, new safety measures have been put in place that will allow the show to return February 4-7, 2021.  

Ottawa Boat ShowFor the past 45 years, the Ottawa Boat Show has been the unofficial launch of boating season in the Ottawa Region, welcoming hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors annually. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have decided to postpone this year’s Ottawa Boat Show, which was scheduled to take place February 25-28, 2021...

Nautisme QuebecSince mid-march, the Alliance de l’industrie nautique du Québec - Nautisme Québec has been devoting time and energy in order to present its main annual event, the Montreal Boat Show.

Continuum ProductionsDue to the on-going issues and concerns focused around the Covid-19 pandemic, Continuum Productions Inc. has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Barrie, London & Hamilton Boat Fishing & Outdoor Shows for the first time in their history.

VIBSFor the past 58 years the Vancouver International Boat Show has signaled the upcoming boating season in British Columbia, a region known as one of the premier boating locations in the world.

Granville IslandOn behalf of the team at Canadian Boat Shows, I genuinely hope you and your family are healthy and continuing to remain safe during these unprecedented times of COVID-19.

Quebec Boat ShowsTo the delight of the industry, the two Bateau à flot events will be back this year in Montreal and Quebec City in September. 

Cannes Yachting FestivalBoat shows are a special event for boaters all around the world, including here in Canada. Organizers are being diligent to recognize the issues brought by COVID while keeping potential visitors and exhibitors safe.

Cannes OpenPack your beret in your duffel and book your flight! The ticket office for the 43rd Yachting Festival is now open as of July 2! The show looks forward to welcoming you in September!

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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. 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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Hanse 418By Katherine Stone

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The expression that came to mind immediately was “Sweet Ride” – and I wasn’t referring to the latest ride at the CNE, a chairlift, or a new Mercedes – it was the new Hanse 418, as it cleanly cut through the water in a gusty 15-20 knot breeze averaging 6-8 knots on Lake Ontario. She was easy to steer and manoeuver even in the big gusts. The extra length over the 388 has made a big difference, with German architects Judel/Vrolijk focusing on updates to the deck layout, cockpit and stern.

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