POTW: Where do boats go next? Hamilton?

Where Do Boats Go

Jan 11, 2022

Our Video of the Week comes from Matt Ingram, a reporter at CHCH in Hamilton ON who investigated an abandon, unloved Viking 28 in Hamilton Harbour.

“For several months now, a sailboat has been abandoned in the waters off of Bayfront Park in Hamilton.

The vessel called Kraken has been tied to a rock, floating just offshore, in a popular area for walking.

The late doctor Patrick O’Boyle Kelly owned the Viking 28 sailboat, Kraken, for about forty years. His son, Daniel O’Boyle Kelly says, ‘he did win the Club Championship which had eluded him for so many years.’ “

Our Photo of the Week this time evolved into a video but why not? If you have a photo or a video for POTW, please send it along. We’re always open for business at CYonboard@kerrwil.com and please put POTW in the subject line. Your call – photos from this summer’s cruise, icicles on your boat this winter or, for our BC contingent, make us jealous with some mid-winter cruising!

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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