Opening of the 48th Annapolis boat show

Opening Annapolis

Oct 12, 2017

Attracting over 50,000 visitors every year, the 48th United States sailboat show opens today and runs through October 9th.

As the first in-the-water show in 1970 and now in 2017 as the last all-sail in-water show it is the largest in their history in terms of square footage.

New this year is the American Sailing Summit featuring a large variety of learning opportunities for wannabe sailors, running until October 12th.

You will also find the largest collection of multihulls in the world exhibited here.

The Moorings and Sunsail held a press conference to announce the opening of two new destinations and the December 9th reopening of their BVI destination!!

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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