It’s Show Time!

Ranger Tugs

Feb 6, 2017

The Halifax international Boat Show opens today at the Halifax Exhibition Centre.

Here are just a few of the great show specials on offer:

Lefroy Harbour Resorts from Lake Simcoe Ontario are featuring the 2017 R-23 Ranger Tug
(Booth 1-H)

Regular price: $165,597.59

Boat Show Special $149,900.00
200 HP Yamaha Outboard
LOA: 27’8″
Beam: 8’6″
Draft: 30″
Weight: 5000 lbs.
Fuel: 80 gal
Water: 22 gal
Hold: 11 gal
BC Mast Down: 8’6″

Bear River Plastics (Booth 624)

Kayak KosyThe Kayak Kosy
Retail $399 + tax
Show Special $349 taxes included
The Kayak Kosy was designed and built in Nova Scotia by Bear River Plastics Welding to allow easy access in and out of a canoe or kayak from your dock. It is completely adjustable to fit most floating and stationary docks.
After 2 years of onsite testing, feedback for this design has been positive. All DOGS give this design two paws up for easy access in and out of the water. WAKE BOARDERS and WATER SKIERS have found this design to give them an easier and safer entry point to the water. People suffering from muscle and joint pain prefer this to a ladder.

Quartermaster Marine (Booths 1-A, 5-D)
This Charlottetown based company always has one of the largest displays at the Boat Show. This year they are featuring this affordable, complete family water sports package!

The all new 2017 Malibu 21 VLX
Great style and performance.


Seabright 290SeaBright Marine Ltd (Booth 201)

2017 SeaBright 290P

Regular Price $1,399
Boat Show Price $1,099 (plus a $50 “accessories credit”)
The SeaBright 290 is SeaBright’s most popular model and represents approximately half of their sales.
At 9.5 feet this versatile craft is small enough for use as a tender for your yacht, powerboat, or sailboat, but is still large enough to be used for fun family outings.
Cargo capacity is 1099 pounds, and this boat will accommodate an outboard engine up to 10 HP.

Length 9.5 feet
Beam 5.0 feet
Chambers 3 plus keel
Weight 86 lbs (109 lbs for aluminum floor model)
Max HP 10
Max Cargo 1099 lbs
Floor Type Air or Aluminum
Fabric PVC or Hypalon

SaeplastSæplast(Booth 406)

70 L PUR cooler
Keep it Cool While You’re Having Fun – the new 70 L cooler, manufactured in Atlantic Canada, is the perfect choice for storing your food and beverages on ice. Keep your goods cool while you are enjoying your stress-free day on the water. The insulated double-walled 70L fishing container is light, tough, highly insulated and easy to handle.
Show Special Pricing: $316

Solar PanelShining Waters Marine (Booth 414)
10% off any Solar Package
Complete solar packages tailored to your needs to keep your boats power at an optimum level
Up to 25% + off Duras Inflatable Boats
An affordable inflatable boat, part of the Tohatsu Line and includes a 5 year warranty.

Duras20% + off Tohatsu Outboard Engines
Tohatsu outboards are offered from 2.5 Hp to 115 Hp and include a 5 Year Warranty

50% off Seasonal Launch Ramp Pass
A safe and secure boat ramp for trailer boats to use to come and explore St. Margaret’s Bay

AtlantisNew Star Marine & Scooter (Booths 317, 318, 320)

Atlantis A360L & A400L inflatables

Unbeatable performance and a remarkably “dry” ride with our innovative “GALA TABS” hull extensions. Impressive passenger & carrying capacity as well as a higher power rating for its class size. Designed in Canada and manufactured in Europe with lightweight aluminum hull and premium VALMEX PVC or HYPALON tubing.

Get the whole package

12f AluminumShow Stopper Special: $4,500 + tax
INCLUDES a 12ft DAKOTA natural colour aluminum boat (model 1260) with fuel-efficient 4-stroke TOHATSU 6HP outboard and an EASY HAULER galvanized trailer. Lock-in your price with a deposit at the show! Pick-up in spring! There’s nothing stopping you from getting out on the water this summer!


Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

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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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

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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