Canadian Yachting February 2022

Canadian Yachting February 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Booming and better than ever!

Welcome to the February 2022 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine and the start of an exciting new year! Boating has enjoyed an unprecedented boom in popularity in the last two years and manufacturers are scrambling to meet the demand as they develop new boats to address the latest market trends.

Last October pre-Omicron, we took in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show because this is usually the first show for the new model year. The February issue has a four-page pictorial of the most exciting 2022 new models that we saw in Florida. Its’s your sneak preview of this year’s line-up.

Also in this issue of Canadian Yachting, look for the full boat review by Katherine Stone on the spectacular Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 catamaran. We also have reviews of the magnificent Neptunus 650E and the thrilling new Cruisers Yachts 34 GLS.

Two whet your appetite for cruising and traveling, we have a grand pictorial on one of Canada’s great boating destinations, the Rideau Canal.

One of the most interesting stories we’ve featured in a long time is a boating lifestyle story about a couple who commissioned a specially equipped North Pacific 40 to accommodate their health and safety needs so that they could continue cruising. It’s an inspiring and interesting read by Marianne Scott!

All that and more is in the exciting February 2022 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine. CY is a great way to pass the winter and get in the mood for spring!

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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