Next Week at TIBS – Special Features

TIBS Preview Day

Jan 10, 2019

Special Preview Day


Preview Day

Here’s the big one: Preview Day – January 18, 2019.

The evening is a truly unique shopping experience! Platinum and Gold ticket holders preview the show’s 550 marine exhibits while enjoying live entertainment and delicious food and beverages. Plus, they have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items – including the latest in marine accessories and gifts with the proceeds going to charity.

To date, the Toronto Boat Show’s Special Preview Night has raised more than $835,000 for initiatives close to the hearts of the boating community.

Click here to learn more about Preview Day.


Formula One Boat RacingFormula One Boat Racing

Formula One Boat Racing Drivers Mark Major and Rusty Wyatt, Canadian drivers representing Canada will be available to talk about what it feels like when Mercury powered tunnel boats hit speeds of 130 MPH with 5-7 GForce turns. Stop by and see the Moore Hull from France that is the only one in North America and a US built Revolution Hull.

Visit Booth A-9 Located at The Lake.





Behan & Jamie Gifford – A Decade of Sailing the Globe,

Hear the remarkable adventures of this family of 5 that set off for a sabbatical and ended up sailing the globe together for more than a decade. Their story is now chronicled on and their popular YouTube channel.

Behan Jamie Gifford

Wed. Jan 23rd & Thurs. Jan 24th @ 12:30pm: “Healthcare While Cruising: How to Prepare and What to Expect”

Wed. Jan 23rd & Thurs. Jan 24th @ 5:30pm: “Ten Years Around the World: A Family Circumnavigation”

Salon 107

TIBS has over 250 free seminars & workshops – See the whole schedule here.

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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