Launches and Creates BoatCan Alliance

Boatcan, an internet advertising web service that began in the year 2000, and specializes in matching boat sellers with boat buyers, is expanding into Western Canada with the launch of a new website. has been launched by Boatcan and it will focus on advertising boats for sale, products for sale and services for clients in the western part of Canada and beyond. The launch of the new search engine optimized website, also formally puts an “alliance” in place between Boatcan, Boatcan West, Canadian Yachting and Canadian Yachting West. The sharing of platforms of print and electronic media, makes the allied companies the largest combined marine web source in Canada.

The new alliance will see Boatcan sites and the Canadian Yachting brand of Kerrwill share information, articles data and personnel. This process ensures that a synergy will take place and all involved will gain dramatically from the alliance.

Mark Collett from Canadian Yachting and Canadian Yachting West said, ” The CY companies wanted to provide their clients with an on-line advertising base. The proven track record of the Boatcan group made perfect sense for us to work collectively and together for the improvement of advertising opportunities in the marine industry coast to coast.”

“The latest new website, and the alliance with Canadian Yachting and Canadian Yachting West, is a perfect fit for Boatcan”, said David McPhail of Boatcan. “We truly have people across Canada who have proven themselves in so many ways in the marine environment. Together, we now have the largest on-line boating community in the country with this strong alliance.”

Both McPhail and Collett indicated, “together we have a team of totally committed marine professionals who have thrived in the industry with hard work and totally ethical business practices. This alliance provides a national solution that is a win / win for all.”

The Boatcan and Boatcan West web services are now both operational and serving clients.

David McPhail – President, Boatcan Mark Collett, Publisher, Boatcan West

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A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

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