Heads up! Canadian Yachting April 2023

Mar 8, 2023

Get ready to launch your summer with the April 2023 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine!

Our lead Feature is “27 Under 27”, an open-minded and irreverent review of 27 new boats all under 27 feet in length and with a focus on the most popular and the most innovative – sail, gas or electric!

Of course, we also bring you two new boat reviews. The Power Review is the beautiful new Regal LS 36 day-boat and our Sail Review is the Dufour 37, their new compact cruiser that’s all about space and power.

Then, proving that Wine and Water Do Mix, Marianne Scott shares her recent cruise through the Salish Sea’s Wine Islands aboard Cascadia, a 138-foot catamaran for just 10 passengers with a crew that included a gourmet chef. You don’t need to be an accomplished sailor to enjoy this cruising experience!

At the extreme end of the sport is a Special Feature by John Morris that details the exciting experiences of Canadian entrepreneur Scott Shawyer’s inaugural venture to compete in the grueling Vendee Globe race. Some might call him impulsive or even crazy, but the far more appropriate adjectives would label Scott as Driven, Competitive and Thorough. New to sailing in the Ocean, on his maiden outing of 3000 miles, Canada Ocean Racing’s IMOCA 60 broke the doublehanded class record by more than eight hours.

As always, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons offers great boating articles in The Port Hole, their featured supplement.

All this and more in the April issue of Canada’s Boating Magazine. We hope this inspires you to have your best boating season ever. Enjoy!


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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