2014 Vancouver International Boat Show Kicks Off

Download VIBS Guide

Western Canada’s premiere boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show kicks off Jan 22nd with an impressive roster of events.  Download the Show Guide for free, find out how to Win the Grand Prize Boat, view the schedule of seminars and presentations and discover the activities that will keep the whole family entertained.

Click Here for the Vancouver Boat Show Guide Free Download

Running from Wednesday, January 22 to Sunday, January 26, 2014, the 52nd annual event kicks off the boating season earlier than ever with more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the best and biggest selection of boats and boating products.

VIBS 2014 Granville
With two great locations – an indoor venue at BC Place and in-water venue at Granville Island – show goers of all ages and expertise can get their season started by enjoying family-friendly activities, an expanded seminar lineup featuring top boating experts, and incredible deals on all the latest marine products.

From kayaking to sailing, fishing to cruising, the endless opportunities afforded by BC’s stunning coastline and hundreds of lakes and rivers have made the boating lifestyle much more than a seasonal activity for many British Columbians. New multi-day ticket packages now available.

Click Here for the Vancouver Boat Show Guide Free Download

Pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca.

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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