Pirate Ship JordanStuart Hendrie, a pro photographer sent along this photo of the pirate ship in Jordan Ontario. Many of us have seen it from the Lake and many more have seen it from the highway.

Sunset in the BroughtonsOur Photo of the Week (POTW) is the winner of the Canadian Yachting Media online WOW Photo Contest. The lucky winner has been awarded a Wow Watersports 2BER Tube courtesy of WOW Watersports.

Racing Light SabersOur photo of the week comes from Europe where Ali ten Hove and Mariah Millen are warming up their 49er FX for July’s Olympics. We have already profiled the pair in our Mett the Olympians column, but when they sent this action shot, who can resist.

Theodore TooLast issue we reported that Theodore Tugboat is moving up to Ontario but HelmBoy of Bedford NS sent along this Photo of the Week that indicates that maybe the children’s hard working nautical hero isn’t too happy about the change in venue. Neither are some Bluenosers. We’ll follow Theodore’s saga.

POTW SC CoinsThis week’s Photo of the Week is unfortunately not the real thing, although lots of people thought it might be. To get in the April 1 mood, the folks at Sail Canada “commemorated” two of Canada’s top Olympic hopefuls in new coins. Too bad we can’t get the Mint to see the merit.

Ice on lake OntarioHere’s a dramatic photo of the Week from Jansin Ozkur. “Walking along the lake Ontario, noticed the interesting ice formations in the shape of rings and used my cellphone to capture the photo.

BSBC BoatThis one came to us (cyonboard) via Instagram with a note: Sadly, we're going to have another summer of no sailing lessons. We are planning for a great 2022!

POTWFriend Pat Festing-Smith sent this obviously pained message… Potw candidate. Can’t wait to get back South. Nanuk at Mobian Is, near PSV. Nanuk for sale at an incredible price. 

Boating SeasonSometimes a photo comes our way that is just so crazy, it’s irresistible. There are so many questions here – why? How? Can these guys look so unaware of their nine-engine rig?

D. DangerOur Photo of the Week comes from Correspondent at Large and celebrated foredeck vagrant, D. Danger Mitchele, who somehow ended up in Spain during COVID and has been making the best of it thanks to an abundant supply of fine Spanish wine and a new boat project.

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X Shore Eelex 8000By Andy Adams

100% Electric performance available now

When we arranged to interview the designer and manufacturer to write a profile of the X Shore Eelex 8000 for the June 2021 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine, it was on the understanding that we always prefer to actually drive and experience the boats we write about, and we were especially keen to drive the X Shore when BCI Marine here in Canada, got their first boat from Sweden.

There has been a lot of media attention around everything electric lately, especially electric vehicles, but so far, most electric boats are a concept, not yet a reality. The X Shore Eelex 8000 is a reality and a very impressive one at that.

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Neptunus 650EBy Andy Adams

Last August, we were again invited to the Neptunus Yachts facility in St. Catharines, Ontario to run and review their latest yacht, a 202650E at their marina by Lake Ontario. Keen readers of Canadian Yachting might recall reading about a Neptunus 650 back in 2016 and while this is the same proven hull, Neptunus is a custom builder and the 2022 650E here has a totally new interior design and layout.

Neptunus builds bespoke yachts. The reality is that no two Neptunus Yachts are the same. Each is individually tailored to its owners tastes and activities and is finished to their specifications. 

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Marianne ScottBy Marianne Scott

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But no place went up overnight like Ladysmith, where coal baron James Dunsmuir moved his miners “stock, lock and barrel” after coal seams further north on Vancouver Island had been exhausted.

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Marine SurveyingStory and photos by Timothy J.S. Martin

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I often hear boaters express their displeasure about an experience where a marine surveyor “condemned” a boat, or the surveyor was viewed as unreasonable in relation to their recommendations. As a result, surveyors known to be less thorough and less detailed in their work tend to be favoured by boaters, especially for insurance surveys. 

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RS Electric BoatsSailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is partnering with RS Electric Boats – sister brand of sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing – to use the Pulse 63 electric RIB as chase, coach and support boats.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63s, which were designed to be electric boats from the outset. The unique aerodynamic hull form is designed to support the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

 

 

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