North Pacific Yachts Launches New 49 Pilothouse

49 Pilothouse

North Pacific Yachts of Delta BC will have the first example of its new 49′ Pilothouse on display on the Lake Union docks at the Seattle Boat Show January 24-February 2.

The NP49 is a new design that incorporates the principles and features of NPY’s other successful models to provide comfortable and economical cruising. It will be finished with a hand-crafted teak interior, including teak and holly floors, granite countertops, routed cabinet trim and other fine touches. The full-beam salon provides a huge salon/galley area that is customizable to suit owner requirements. The NP49 is offered with a variety of two and three-stateroom layout options. In addition to NPY’s usual standard equipment list, the 49 is fitted with standard hydronic heating and electronic engine controls.
49 Hard Top

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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