Oct 24, 2019

Delta Technical Trades and Career Fair

There is exciting news for Marine Service Technicians (MST) across Canada. The new MST trade challenge process that was developed in 2018 is open to anyone in Canada. MST challengers can register to write their exam from any province or territory; they just have to be in BC to write the exam.

For those that don’t have the experience to challenge the whole MST Journeyperson ticket, the Industry Training Authority of BC has confirmed that any MST apprentice in Canada, even with an out-of-province employer sponsor, can take technical training here in BC. Quadrant Marine Institute Program has a new four-week intense training program available open to anyone anywhere in Canada.

“I have people who call me from across the country to ask what they can do if they don’t have local marine service training. This is great new—there is finally something we can do.” Said Shelley McIvor.


Quadrant Marine ClassroomRegister now for MST Level 1 in Nanaimo, January 6th to 31st. This program is open to marine service employees with employer sponsors anywhere in Canada. If you are coming from outside BC, contact us for details on registration.

Quadrant Marine PaintWhole Boat Training is a solid foundation for any career in marine service. Quadrant delivers MST in an intensive 4-week block release mid-island to serve the small craft/recreational marine industry from Duncan to Port Hardy and Port Alberni to the Sunshine Coast. In close collaboration with marine service businesses and school district career counsellors, we’ll run direct entry Level One Marine Service Technician training for apprentices with employer sponsors.

The MST program provides whole-boat training across the entire scope of the Small Craft/Recreational Marine Service Industry. Seats are already spoken for. Register now! For assistance or more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Beneteau Flyer 32By Andy Adams

Summer sun boat! The handsome new Beneteau Flyer 32 is all about entertaining and the bow area is one of the main attractions. It's a wide shape forward with a huge anchor locker and opening centre section in the railing that invites you to beach the boat and go swimming. The bow is really one giant sun bed area with armrests that fold down and head rests too, for fall-asleep comfort. 



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Dufour 460By Katherine Stone

When one does an October yacht review on the Great Lakes you can never be sure of what kind of weather you will get…. and did we ever luck out! A beautiful sunny day with a high of 31 degrees and a perfect 8-10 knot breeze with light chop made for a champagne sailing day. Lucky for me we were at Swans Yacht Sales located in the Whitby Marina on Lake Ontario, trying out the Dufour 460 Grand Large, a flag ship for the midrange Dufour boats. With an overall length of 46’5” and a hull length of 44 ‘, this boat is majestic, not only in size, but also in elegance with timeless and contemporary style. 

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Belize: Sailing SolitudeBy Mark Stevens

We’ve just weighed anchor off Thatch Caye, a tiny island nuzzled by Caribbean waters flowing between the world’s second longest barrier reef and the mountainous coast of Belize to our west, and now we’re navigating a serpentine course through a crowded congregation of coral heads.

Once safely in deep water we raise sail. I spin the wheel of “Kavok” (a Lagoon 421 catamaran we’ve booked for our weeklong Belize bareboat adventure from Dream Yacht Charter) until we’re pointed south – steady on a lazy beam reach.

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