Canadian Yachting Fall Issue Sneak Peek

Moorings Power Cat

IN THE OCTOBER 2015 CANADIAN YACHTING – “Waypoints Winter Cruising” is the theme and the timing is perfect for you to plan and book that bucket list Caribbean charter cruise for 2016.

Life-long International cruising couple Sheryl and Paul Shard lead off with their story of how they first learned to cruise. Their article focuses on Grenada as a very good place to start cruising and they offer lots of valuable suggestions based on their years of experience.

The Shards are the stars of the Distant Shores TV show and are originally from Ontario.

Travel Editor Elizabeth Kerr takes you to the delightful and relaxed destination of Nevis. Then, Galley Guy Greg Nicoll recounts his experience chartering from The Moorings out of Abaco. With his group of sailors, Greg tries out a Moorings 514 Power Cat and discovers a world of space, comfort and convenience.

New writer Linda Leitch tells a harrowing but happy story about getting lost on Murchison Island in B.C. Next, Robin Ball reviews the magnificent Dufour 500 and  Katherine Stone takes us on a literary visit to the Bedford Basin Yacht Club in Halifax Harbour, NS.

In addition learn valuable info about Plastic Pollution in our waters and discover the joys of Fall Boating.

All this and more in the October 2015 Canadian Yachting magazine!

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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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