Introducing a new feature – Stuff That Works

New Feature


June 14, 2018

Each day we get a barrage of product information from all over the globe. Some of it is just hype, some of it isn’t suited to Canada and some of it we have seen many times before.

But some of it looks interesting, so on your behalf we are going to start a new place to take a look at some that are appealing. The idea is to find useful valuable boating accessories and supplies that are innovative and useful: stuff that works. If it’s Canadian, that’s even better.

I have now unpacked a length of Night Saver Buoyant Heaving/Rescue Rope and installed it on the stern rail. It is de-kinking for the upcoming test. This Nova Scotia-made product from Canada Rope and Twine gleams in the daylight but I will take some shots in the night, and report back in an upcoming issue.

For manufacturers and distributors interested in being part of this, there are but two rules – the product has to be available in Canada and we have to be able to borrow it for informal tests on one of our team’s boats. is how to reach us.


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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