Release your inner boating Shakespeare


Apr 9, 2020

The story is that the Bard wrote his best work while quarantined. Well, this is your chance to shine.

It’s likely no surprise that with boats sitting un-launched, social events on hold and regattas all postponed, the editorial team at CYOB is eager for fresh content. That’s where YOU come in. Tell us how you and your boating friends are remaining patient without going far from home. This is a great idea for us to receive news from all over the country and share it with our (sadly) captive audience.

It could be a quick video like this striking demo prepared by our team member Jill who has parked her family boat for the duration. Her skill is evident.





So bring it on! Could be a video like Jill’s or a written piece about how you are chilling and looking out the window. It could be your kids’ drawings; in fact a CYOB kid project would be a great time wasting project for frantic parents!! Or how about that poem you’ve been storing up for a crazy occasion. This certainly fits that description.

Fire away. Our address is and we will be excited to read, see and share your inspiration. Be the boating creative genius you know you are.

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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