Shows: Boat Shows galore in Québec

Quebec Boat Shows

Aug 27, 2020

Bateau à flot de Montréal et de Québec

To the delight of the industry, the two Bateau à flot events will be back this year in Montreal and Quebec City in September. 

Very popular with boaters for 11 years in Montreal and 4 years in Quebec, these two events are the perfect opportunity to present not only the end of season deals but also some boats you might not find presented at an indoor show. Plus, walking the docks in ealy autumn always makes boats look extra special.

Bateau a Flot

Bateau à flot de Montréal takes place at le bassin Jacques-Cartier, in the centre of the Vieux-Port de Montréal from the 11 to 13 September. The show is open daily from 10 until 6 (4 on Sunday) and admission is just $5, free for under 17s.

Bateau à flot de Québec runs September 25 to 27 in le Bassin Louise at la Marina du Port de Québec.

Michel Bibeau, the director of the shows, promises there will be many new dalers with new lies of interesting larger boats, many of which have never been seen in Canada.

Montreal in February

And more. This February 4 to 7,  the Salon du Bateau de Montréal (The Montreal Boat Show) heads to the Palais des congrès de Montréal. It’s the biggest show east of Toronto and is the focus of spring boating plans for the region.

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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