Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and MarinaOur Photo of the Week comes from sunny Florida. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina is synonymous with the yachting lifestyle and annually hosts the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Siku and MurphyOurs is the 'yacht dog', his name is Siku (which means ice in Inuit we are told - as he has blue eyes) and the 'dock dog' is Murphy. The dogs are old friends!

VOTWOur Video of the Week comes from Canadian Yachting’s epicurean crusaders, the Galley Guys. It’s not entirely clear why, in this episode, the trio are making a meal of white wine and asparagus.

The GrinchOK, stop the presses. This photo just came in from Beacon Bay. Clearly those folks know how to get into POTW!! Again!

POTWThe mighty St John as it flows from beyond Fredericton around Ox Island above Gagetown is some of the loveliest stretch for boating as you can see. These shots just popped up in the POTW inbox from Denise Miller. We’re already looking forward to next season! Thanks Denise.

Beacon Bay Post Storm - Kristin CummingsKristin Cummings, Operations Manager at Beacon Bay Marina took this shot after the skies broke loose on a Friday, a couple weeks back.

Luna Rossa AC75Our Photo of the Week (two, in fact) comes from New Zealand where the second America’s Cup AC 75 Luna Rossa boat was launched Tuesday morning in the presence of the families of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team and a small group of friends and local suppliers close to the team in its New Zealand venture.

POTWThis Photo of the Week came from our own CY Team member Sarah C who, like many of us, is trying to coax the last bit of enjoyment out of a seriously disrupted season. “Full winter gear boating this past weekend!” I am sure many of you are taking toques to the boat and doing the same – it’s going to be a long winter.

Gananoque RainbowGraham and Diane Segger spent 18 days sailing from Toronto’s Mimico Cruising Club to the Thousand Islands this August. They spent 15 days at anchor and three evenings in harbour, one of which was August 18 when they sheltered from some unsettled weather in Gananoque Municipal Marina

Kirkfield LockWith things the way they are, a whole new batch of Canadians are discovering that boating is IT! These great shots shots come from from Mike Ontotsky who writes “We’re actually new boaters as of June but those pics were just taken at the beginning of August as we did the entire Trent Severn!”

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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

Instant towns have sprung up in the past, especially on the BC coast. In the late 1850s, Victoria grew overnight into a tent city when hordes of prospectors stopped by to provision for their quest to get rich in the Fraser goldfields. The tents were followed quickly by brick hotels, stores and brothels. Prince Rupert began as a tent town after it was chosen as the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway’s terminus, then built more permanent structures.

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

It seems like everyone has their “guy”, usually a marine surveyor they either know personally or have been referred to by another boater (or someone in the marine or insurance industries). Marine surveyors are often hired based on this type of referral, rather than on the merits of their qualifications and skills.

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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