Victoria Harbour Boat Show May 1-4, 2014

2014 Victoria Harbour Boat Show

Victoria Harbour 2014 Boat ShowNo Northwest boat show can boast as congenial a setting as the annual Victoria Harbour Boat Show, right in the middle of the city’s scenic and historic Inner Harbour. This year’s edition takes place Thursday to Sunday, May 1 – 4. Presented by the B.C. Yacht Brokers Association the show brings about 150 new and brokerage powerboats, sailboats and small craft to the Inner Harbour docks and Ship Point. The plan this year is to connect both sets of docks to make dock-walking easier.  Ship Point also holds product, service and trade exhibits.

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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