European Yacht of the YearThe new Dehler 38 has won one of the most coveted international prizes in the water sports sector – the title of "European Boat of the Year". A total of five candidates competed for the title this year in the Performance Cruiser category, where a jury of experts from the major European sailing magazine decides who will win the race.

Boating OntarioThe Boating Ontario Association asks you to take just 20 minutes to fill in their survey of your experiences and wishes for Ontario’s locks, canals and waterways to improve boating in Ontario.

You could win one of 3 prizes. First prize is a 2014 Season Pass for locking and boating on the canals while the second and third prizes are two tickets to a Toronto Leafs / Ottawa Senators hockey game.

CY at TIBS 2014Good crowds and an upbeat attitude characterized the first few days of the 2014 Toronto International Boat Show and the Canadian Yachting magazine booth has been a busy place!  Dealers say that serious buyers were out and on opening day, the parking lots were close to full just two hours after opening. Crowds were steady all day.
Again, Canadian Yachting magazine set up our “CYNN” boat show news network video studio and we

Lucky to be AliveAtlantic Canada has a rich maritime history and tragedy at sea has always been part of that legacy. Communities all around the Maritimes remember those who perished on the water. But they also celebrate the remarkable people who have come face to face with the ocean at its worst and - against all odds - managed to survive.
Lucky to be Alive is a half hour documentary that shares amazing stories from people who narrowly escaped death at sea and the rescuers who risk their lives to save others. These courageous individuals give insight into what it’s

Cruisers 328 Bow RiderBoating Magazine has bestowed the 328 Sport Series with its coveted Boat of the Year award for 2013. Editor’s named the vessel “Boat of the Year” after reviewing performance data and commentary from the magazine’s Tech Team. In all, the group assessed approximately 100 vessels between 30 and 70 feet. Each test considers a boat’s construction, design, styling, performance, and adherence to the standards set by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Boats in contention must also meet the demands of the mission for boats in their category. The 328 SS was chosen because

Glastron GT207Rec Boat Holdings has rolled out two additional jet models for their Glastron and Scarab brands. The Glastron GT207 and the Scarab 215 follow after the introduction of their smaller sister models, GT187 and Scarab 195, respectively. The company announced an aggressive launch plan last May for both brands and has not disappointed. The introductory models were in production within four months and now the expansion to each brand offering comes only eight months after announcing the entry into jet propulsion models. All are

TIBS 2014There is always something for everyone at the Toronto Boat Show and 2014 proves to be no exception.  Download the free Digital Toronto Boat Show Guide and learn what's new this year.   For families, couples, old boat enthusiasts, water sport aficianados, paddlers and those who are new to boating, the Toronto International Boat Show has everything.

49 PilothouseNorth Pacific Yachts of Delta BC will have the first example of its new 49' Pilothouse on display on the Lake Union docks at the Seattle Boat Show January 24-February 2.

The NP49 is a new design that incorporates the principles and features of NPY’s other successful models to provide comfortable and economical cruising. It will be finished with a hand-crafted teak interior, including teak and holly floors, granite countertops, routed cabinet trim and other fine touches. The full-beam salon provides a

CY Contributor Bill KellySeveral Canadian Yachting contributors are featured on seminar stages at the 2014 Vancouver and Seattle Boat Shows: William Kelly, co-author of Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, Mark Bunzel, publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, Amanda Spottiswoode, author of South Islander – Memoirs of a Cruising Dog, recounts "Tales, Triumphs and Tribulations of Cruising the West Coast with Dogs on Board"

VIBS 2014Western Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, rings in 2014 with a new, earlier set of dates. From Wednesday to Sunday, January 22-26, the 52nd annual event kicks off the boating season with more than 250 exhibitors showcasing a huge selection of boats and gear.

Indoors at BC Place and on the docks at Granville Island Maritime Market, show-goers will find hundreds of boats, family-friendly activities, an expanded seminar program and great deals on the latest marine products.

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