Take advantage of deals, seminars, and more on the Ottawa Boat Show Digital Marketplace!

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Feb 25, 2021

For the past 45 years, the Ottawa Boat Show has been the unofficial launch of boating season in the Ottawa Region, welcoming hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors annually. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers decided to postpone.

But good news: the team behind the Ottawa Boat Show has launched what they’re calling a “Digital Marketplace”. It’s an online tool for you to network and interact with exhibitors from the comfort and safety of your home.  

You’ll be able to find dealer and exhibitor information, photos and videos, on-demand seminars, special promotions, and more. They’ve made it easy for you to contact any exhibitor at any time – by email, website, or social media! 

The best part? You’ve got until Friday, March 19 to access the Digital Marketplace… way more convenient than the typical four-day show!  You can visit the Ottawa Boat Show Digital Marketplace any time! You can also follow the Ottawa Boat Show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for your chance to enter contests and win great prizes all month long!

In the Marketplace you will find Canadian Yachting free subscription information as well as an opportunity to learn about and order the new PORTS guides

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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