Onboard Contest Winner Delighted with Prize

Onboard Contest Winner

Congratulations Brian Hopkins, the winner of Canadian Yachting’s Onboard sign up contest!

Brian has received a CY ball cap, a copy of Sea Salt, the cookbook, and a 1 year subscription to Canadian Yachting magazine!
Onboard is Canadian Yachting magazine’s e-newsletter that encapsulates timely and diverse news bits from both power and sail boating lifestyle worlds across Canada.  We compile the most interesting stories we can find and deliver them to your inbox twice a month.  It’s a great way to keep in touch with what is going on in the boating world in Canada. 
“Thank you so much!!! I’m looking forward to getting the ball cap; after all, I am a man of many hats, (groan)” Brian Hopkins, Contest Winner. 

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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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