Canadian Yachting Magazine, October 2018 Preview

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Sept 27, 2018

The Jeanneau Leader 9.0

Charter Cruising Excitement Special

If you’re a subscriber, your October issue of CY Magazine will be arriving soon. All CPS-ESP will be receiving the magazine automatically. What – you don’t subscribe? Here’s where you can click to get your own copy coming regularly

October’s issue is packed. Southern charters, new boats, some must-read practical tips on getting prepared for winter (ugh!) In it our team profile the innovative new Leader 9.0 from Jeanneau with its twin Yamaha F200 outboards. Then we run the elegant and fast Scout 355 powered by triple (!) Mercury Verado 300 hp outboard engines while Katherine Stone reviews the beautiful Hanse 388

Hanse 388 The Elegant Hanse 388

Whether you are an experienced long-distance cruiser or are planning your first charter vacation, the October “Sun Destinations Charter” issue of Canadian Yachting has lots of gorgeous photos and inspiring information to help you plan that trip of a lifetime!

Lagoon 52S







Our beautiful cover shot, the Lagoon 52S

In this issue, our Canadian Yachting travel writers choose their favorite vacation destinations –Catherine Stone takes us to fabulous Grenada while Mark and Sharon Stevens show us the best of the Abacos. Our cover shot is a gorgeous Lagoon cat sailing in the Caribbean – book the charter and you could be onboard!

Like it or not, it’s time to prep the boat for some cold weather; Andrew McDonald author of CYOB’s monthly feature “Ask Andrew” shares a very useful Winter Storage Checklist for both power boats and sail.

You’ll want to read that to make sure you check off all the important steps for your boat this fall.

Scout 355




The Scout 355 with triple Mercury Verado 300hp engines

We hope that you enjoy the “Sun Destinations Charter” issue of Canadian Yachting as much as we did writing it!

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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