Paul BatesAre you curious about the many boat-minded individuals who seek out MST training with Quadrant Marine? What sorts of intriguing paths might they take after their apprenticeships and training with us are complete? I sat down with one of our alumni, Paul Bates, at his Bates Marine wood shop in downtown Victoria to find out exactly that!

Canadian Yachting Magazine SectionBack in the day, the publisher of a magazine would receive a bound copy of the year’s monthly editions from the printer. This made for better storing/archiving and helped to keep the volumes in better condition.

Sam LamBoaters on BC’s West Coast have heard the story of the garbage pickers of the Marine debris removal initiative. The team at Canadian Yachting’s West Coast OnBoard Digest wanted to dig down and find out what it was like to be involved in this very successful venture.

J40 ArtimisiaSkipper John “Drew” Plominski is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice. Plominski, whose boat was destroyed by lightening two years ago, was first in line to register for the 39th biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean race to take place this summer.

Discovery Harbour MarinaThe Association provides a forum for exchanging information, tips and access an advocate on behalf of the membership. Their Directors work with members to find solutions to issues in British Columbia. Members receive quarterly newsletter, with contributions by other members all along the BC coast.

LimestoneLimestone, a heritage Canadian boat brand that has earned a loyal following over the past 35 years of production in Ontario is back! The brand is re-launched with new ownership as The Limestone Boat Company.

Power Squadron Members Bob and Pat TeichrobRecently while admiring the boats in Victoria Harbour my eyes locked into a 58ft yacht named SeaWolf that I just couldn’t take my eyes off. The fit and finish on this strikingly unique yacht was like a magnet I just had to stop and talk to the owners.

Taconite in Victoria's Inner Harbour for a refitThe 38.1m / 125' motor yacht, custom built in 1930 by Boeing of Canada and last refitted in 1994 it is in drydock and Victoria’s inner Harbor for a refit.

Trojan 42Unknown to us at the time, the quest for VIA-MARA started in 1973 when I saved the back cover of a boating magazine with the advertisement for the Trojan 42 Motor Yacht.

Exploring The CoastYou will find that many of the yachts travelling up and down the BC Coast have Sea Kayaks on board. Once at anchor, the sea kayaks provide boaters with the opportunity to explore each destination and take in the wonders of the marine life along BCs coast.

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