Discover Boating Introduces Media to the Joy of Boating

Discover Boating Media Day on the Water

June 28, 2016

This week Tracey Hart, Director of Marketing  from NMMA and Discover Boating along with Sara Anghel, Executive Director / Vice President of NMMA Canada and Janet Bauer President And CEO of Boating Ontario, invited several members of the media to enjoy a Day on the water. It was great to see many young faces that make up the new media of bloggers and writers that have a huge impact on younger audiences that are the future of boating.
Discover Boating talked about ways to get started in the boating lifestyle and the latest boating trends and stats.  A wakeboarding instructor and expert joined the group to demonstrate waterskiing and wakeboarding and teach firsthand the basics of watersports to media.
Yamaha Motor Canada Limited provided both a sport boat and a pontoon boat for the collective media to enjoy their boating experience. Ken Van Noort District Sales Manager Marine and JF Rioux National Manager Marine also gave of their time to skipper the boats. BRP Canada also provided a personal watercraft to enhance the on water excitement.
The opportunity was part of Discover Boating’s PR efforts to encourage people to get started in boating and feature positive stories about the boating lifestyle that will appeal to a broad audience. In addition to traditional public relations efforts, this is the first of three media events that will be hosted by Discover Boating in partnership with the regional Marine Trade Associations in Canada.   Discover Boating will co-host a media day on the water in Montreal on June 29th with AMQ, and in Vancouver with Boating BC on August 10th. 

Learn more about Discover Boating here.

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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