Feb 13, 2020

HIBS 2020 WrapupThe Halifax International Boat Show 2020 spanned four days of interesting weather and good crowds! Show Manager Scott Sprague summed it up: “Despite bad weather for days one and two, days three and four delivered good crowds.”

The show was packed with boats, equipment and docks along with yacht clubs, marinas, schools and opportunities to get out on the water!

This year’s show features included programming for children which brought families out to the show for a colouring contest on Saturday, visits from Mermaids on Saturday and Sunday and a touch tank with marine life. A visit from a falconer with his falcon added greatly to excitement.

The return of Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety to the show meant that Nova Scotians were able to pick up their copy of the Safe Boating Guide. The New Boater Center had well attended workshops providing great hands-on experience for novices on anchoring, knots, leaving and returning to the dock, navigation and safety. The Presentation series and a variety of informative sessions including Nova Scotia history and treasure hunting, search and rescue, whales and seabirds and adapted waterskiing kept people interested.

Dealers had a variety of results:

“It started out icy but the Halifax International Boat Show 2020 quickly turned into a fantastic show. Great to see so many smiling faces and we cannot wait for summer.” Tara Mills, Seamasters Services (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)

“Best show for sales ever!” Zack Green of Mahone Marine (Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia)

“A different crowd this year, but all in all, we had a decent result,” Jason Craig, Quartermaster Marine (PEI)

“A big thumbs-up; Best Show after Saskatoon!” Michelle Maruk, Transport Canada Office of Boating Safety (Ottawa)

“Definitely worth coming to the show,” Gerry Gibson, St Peter’s Marina (Cape Breton Island)

HIBS 2020 WrapupHIBS 2020 WrapupHIBS 2020 WrapupHIBS 2020 Wrapup


 

 

Related Articles

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 01:46

Some of the finest sailing in the world is done on the famous Bras d’Or Lakes. Known for gentle, fog-free waters, beautiful anchorages and hundreds of coves and islands.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:51

Another Halifax International Boat show goes in the book. This time without any blizzard or other weather event.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 08:19

It’s show time. The 2018 Halifax International Boat Show opens today at Exhibition Park. The show runs until Sunday, February 11th and features hundreds of new boats and related exhibits.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 03:47

It’s hard to believe but the Halifax Boat Show is less than 2 months away. That being the case let’s take a look a couple of the larger boats which you can check out.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 07:32

Boat are getting put to bed for the winter so it’s time to start thinking about the Halifax International Boat Show, a mere 3 months away.

Friday, 08 March 2013 12:25

Now that the Halifax International Boat Show has finished, spring can officially begin!   Boat Dealers and marine retailers supported the show in a big way this year, with new boat lines, new...

Boat Reviews

  • Prev
Optimized sailing performance and comfortable living – a sweet ride. The expression that came to ...
This is such an exciting time in boating! While we feel very sorry for people whose health and ...
For many, the 2020 sailing year will be one to go down into the books as “different”. With delayed ...
What perfect timing! Beneteau is has just announced their new Antares 11 model for North America ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full-service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...
The Oceanis Yacht 54, younger sister of the Oceanis 62, embodies the innovation that has always ...
Beneteau announces the launch of the latest addition to the Antares range! With a length overall of ...
I had been looking forward to a sea trial aboard the Greenline 33 because I was hoping it would ...
New at the end of 2019, the 58 Salon Express design features large windows to flood the living ...
No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...

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.

 

Read more about the CY Virtual Boat Tours....................

 

Hanse 418By Katherine Stone

Optimized sailing performance and comfortable living – a sweet ride

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.

Read More

Destinations

  • Prev
The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is ...
I leaned my head back into the water and floated easily. Having spent my childhood playing in ...
History: right after gym and just before chemistry class. Fifty minutes of naming the prime ...
On May 19, the New York State Canal Corporation today announced an updated opening schedule for the ...
If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

ChemainusBy Marianne Scott

The approach to the Chemainus Municipal Dock from Stuart Channel is straightforward and is protected from all but strong northerly winds. The only obstacle may be some large log booms often anchored in the harbour. The Dock is immediately south of the B.C. ferry terminal; the ferry runs to Thetis- and Penelakut Islands.

Harbourmaster Harmen Bootsma, who has been the cheerful, welcoming presence here for a couple of decades, is ready to catch your lines. 

 

Read More

Discovery Harbour MarinaThe Association provides a forum for exchanging information, tips and access an advocate on behalf of the membership. Their Directors work with members to find solutions to issues in British Columbia. Members receive quarterly newsletter, with contributions by other members all along the BC coast.

The Association and its members continually update the list of marinas that allow little board moorings. This is a list of known and reported marinas that allow marine residents in British Columbia. We need your help to build and keep this list up-to-date. Please contact us with any additions or edits.

Read More

WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

Read More

 

  

Marine Products

  • Prev
The Tundra 65 is Yeti's most versatile cooler, just as adept at keeping catches cold as it is ...
Fireball self Extinguisher. It's a revolutionary self-detonating device designed to extinguish a ...
The problem with driving any full-size Pickup Truck or Sport Utility Vehicle is that when you are ...
Wait no longer - the 2021 Rideau Canal & Lower Ottawa River PORTS Guide will be available for ...
Timed to help with those tough last-minute gift-giving ideas, we bring you the (almost) first-ever ...
With growing demand being placed on onboard electrical power supplies these days, it's an ideal ...
Timed to help with those tough last-minute gift-giving ideas, we bring you the (almost) first-ever ...
By Amptrup, Jon and Bob Shepton      
Ratcheted strap allows quick, easy attaching.