Mahone Bay Heritage Awards

Heritage Awards

Apr 11, 2017

We had a brief history of the schooner Atlantica in the last issue of ONBOARD. If you’d like to know more about the boat, her origins and owners, and you live near Mahone Bay, you’re in luck. The Mahone Bay Founders Society are having their annual dinner and awards presentation on April 22nd at the Mahone Bay Legion.

The guest speaker will be Tye Burt owner of the schooner Atlantica. Sounds like an interesting evening. Tickets are $25, for more information check out or call 902-624-9293.
-Glen Cairns


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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