Jan 14, 2021
Faced with an uncertain future, Canadian families bonded together in the spring of 2020 like never before. Even as lock- downs continued through April, boat dealers began noticing their website traffic spike, and customer enquiries skyrocket. Boats were suddenly in high demand, as families eschewed overseas travel and sought new ways to safely enjoy leisure time together.
Interestingly, data confirms that fully one-third of the people who took delivery of a new boat in 2020 were first-time buyers. These typically younger consumers expect to find all the same amenities and conveniences onboard that they enjoy in their cars, and over the past few years they’ve been driving whole- sale changes in the way that boats are made.
In the February issue of Canadian Yachting, contributor, Craig Ritchie brings us a look at some remarkable designs highlighting the 2021 fleet. You’ll find them all, from Axopar to Yamaha, interesting and inspiring.
We’ve included just a few of featured boats to initiate your winter dreaming process – subscribe to Canadian Yachting or the digital edition to get the entire collection.