POTW: January 14, 2021

Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina

Jan 14, 2021

Our 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. As visiting superyachts became ever larger over the years, the existing fixed dock was no longer making the grade so the owners are making it (even) bigger by installing SF Marina floating concrete superyacht dock 20-foot wide floating pontoon sections to handle dreamboats up to 350’ plus two-way golf cart traffic on the dock. Perfect for your next visit, no?

This is a grand way to kick off POTW for 2021, but as we come back to earth we will need your photos. Send your pictures of anything boating related to cyonboard@kerrwil.com and put Photo of the Week in the subject line. Perhaps your boat, kids and pets will be our POTW next issue!

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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