New Owner Plans Expansion at Cordero Lodge

Cordero Lodge

Cordero Lodge, long a popular stop for cruisers bound up or down-coast along Cordero Channel, has a new owner. Laurie Tanguay purchased the marina-resort from longtime owners Reinhardt and Doris Kuppers in May and enjoyed a busy season in his first summer of operation. Tanguay plans to expand the resort this winter, extending the current 800’ of dock space, as well as adding more guest cabins and a hair/esthetics salon in the main building.

Located behind Lorte Island, just east of Mayne Passage, the resort offers a cozy restaurant, guest moorage, showers, washrooms and laundry in a convenient location about 10 miles north of Dent Rapids.

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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