CY Survey winner has an interesting project on the go

CY Survey

July 20, 2021

1982 C&C 34 Charlie Boudreau’s 1982 C&C 34, currently being fitted with an electric auxiliary

Recently Canadian Yachting surveyed you, our readers to help us plan for our magazines and online digests in the year ahead. We were delighted to receive 650 detailed responses – you obviously have a lot to tell us! Please keep the feedback coming.

We held a random draw among the respondents and the winner of a Binnacle gift card is Charlie Boudreau of Kincardine. Interestingly and highly topical, Charlie is in the process of converting the auxiliary in his C&C 34 to an electric drive. Electric power is a topic that we know interests a lot of boaters these days, so we have asked Charlie to bring us up to speed (pub intended) on his conversion.

CYOB will bring you his story in the weeks ahead. Thanks Charlie and thanks to all of you who participated – we got some very helpful information.

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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