altFor the fourth year in a row Pride Marine Group is proud to have been honoured by Boating Industry as Canada's Highest Ranking multi location dealership in the Top 100 Dealer Program. This year the Pride Marine Group announced that they have joined the Top 10, placing 9th overall.

With over 8000 marinas and boat dealerships across North America,

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Canadian Yachting has learned that Canadian boat builder Erich Bruckmann passed away on October 28, 2011.

Erich was born in Dusseldorf Germany in 1930. He left Germany as a young man in 1956 to start a new life with his devoted wife and first son Peter. Within a year of arriving in Canada Erich began what would be a lifelong career as a boat builder. 

altAfter 12 years at Pacific Yachting magazine, most recently as Publisher, Mark Collett will be joining Canadian Yachting's team to head up the Western Canadian division and develop a truly national Canadian boating magazine.

"Mark's solid experience in both the boating and publishing industries will expand our efforts to provide Canada with the national reach and scope it should have," commented Elizabeth Kerr, Canadian Yachting's publisher.

altCanadian Dealers dominated world rankings recently in Annapolis with Hunter yacht's annual awards presentation held in conjunction with the Annapolis sailboat show. Canada held 3 out of the top ten rankings with Specialty Yachts of Vancouver (Lawrence Fronzcek), sixth, Marina Lennox of Quebec (Jean and Chantal Francois) second and True North Yachts (Allan Mestel) of Mississauga number One worldwide.

Hunter also recognized True North yachts for its service excellence.

altMarineMax Inc., North America's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, is proud to announce the introduction of MarineMax Vacations, a charter program offering premium sail and power yacht vacations. As part of the program, the Company will also be offering a yacht ownership program for the charter fleet.

The new venture begins with vessels from luxury sailboat builder Dufour Yachts. MarineMax is currently developing custom power boats for future vacation charters. The first charters are scheduled to begin December 2011 in the British Virgin Islands.

altAquapalooza 2011 is a fun-filled family day on the water with water activities for the kids and fantastic prize giveaways hosted by Skyline Marina, their Aquapalooza 2011 event was a huge success. The Canadian Yachting team counted 250 + boats early in the day and at least 1200 people.... and the band "Surprise" was rocking by noon...

skyline-smallIn a letter from Andrew E. Graves, president of the Brunswick Boat Group, Skyline Marine received congratulations on becoming the first Brunswick Ambassador dealer, the highest dealer certification honor available through the Brunswick Boat Group under their new Brunswick certification program. Skyline was also reaffirmed as exclusively representing Sea Ray and Hatteras boats.

 

Florence125Last night, during CYA's Annual General Meeting, Curtis Florence was appointed CYA’s Rolex Sailor of the Year Award during the Awards Dinner hosted by the Royal Canadian Yachting Club. Curtis’ two sons, Trey (16) and Jordan (12), were present to accept the award on behalf of their father. Curtis was able to make his gracious acceptance speech via SKYPE.

RW-Paddy125On September 15, after an 18-month global search, the Canadian Yachting Association announced the official appointment of Paddy Boyd as Executive Director. Recently, Canadian Yachting sat down with Boyd at the association’s headquarters in Kingston, ON.

HOME-SWC125The largest online marine news network in the world, Australia’s TetraMedia Marine Group, publishers of Sail-World.com, Powerboat-World.com and MarineBusiness-World.com has announced a strategic alliance with a major North American magazine publisher.

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