Ottawa show wrap

Ottawa Boat Show

Mar 12, 2020

Ottawa Boat Show is the largest boat show in the Ottawa/Rideau Region, with a selection ranging from powerboats, fishing boats and cruisers, to pontoons, canoes, and kayaks. In February the Show filled the EY Centre for its 45th edition this past weekend, with hundreds of products on display for boating season 2020. More than 20 of the region’s top dealers were in attendance and reported strong sales.

Highlights from this year’s edition included advice for boaters on the new Boating Seminar stage, expert demonstrations on the Pro Fishing stage, a kid’s fishing and casting pond, model boat displays, and more.

The show featured a booth a booth promoting the efforts of the city of Ottawa and surrounding emergency services to bring awareness to safety at sea.  They do seminars and demonstrations all over the region.
Ottawa Drowning Prevention Coalition

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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