You Are the Eyes and Ears of the Canadian Safe Boating Awards


Aug 24, 2021

Summer is in full swing with Canadians enjoying time outside and on the water. So, while enjoying these activities, consider taking a moment to nominate an individual/organization for one of the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs).

COVID cancelled last year’s Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs) event but we are back for 2021.

Nominations are now being accepted for events / heroes / innovators between October 2019 until nominations close on 31 October 2021. Don’t delay. Please consider nominating individuals and organizations in the following categories:

• Stearns Rescue of the Year

• Top Volunteer Dedicated to Boating Safety

• Safeguarding the Environment

• Marine Professional of the Year

• Visible PFD / Lifejacket Wear in Advertising

• Marine Industry Award

• Best Boating Safety Initiative

• Best Media Contribution to Boating Safety

• Special Recognition Award

Learn all about the CASBAs by watching the following 2 ½ minute video…. you are sure to enjoy and get on board

Nomination Forms:

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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