Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show a Success Under Sunny Skies

Fraser Yachts at the Victoria Boat Show

May 11, 2016

The Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association was a great success again this year. The weather was perfect and the crowds were out in full force to see what’s new for the 2016 boating season.

Photo 1: Fraser Yacht Sales at the Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show Credit:
Bob Nicoll

Fraser yacht sales and a strong fleet of the Jeanneau and Azumit power and sailboats were on display. Ian Fraser introduced us to Jenny Armstrong their service manager. Jenny will be coordinating this year’s Jeanneau Rendezvous to be held on June 17-19 at Poets Cove Marina and Spa on Pender Island. If you are interested in attending this year’s event, you can contact Jenny at or call 604-734-3344.

Robb Butler of Fleming yachts, Canada introduced us to Brian Coverly the owner of Delta Marine Services. Delta sells and services Fleming Boats at their Sydney location. Next to the two Fleming Boats at the show was a 26 foot Express Cruiser designed by Gregory Marshall. Liquid Metal built the all aluminum boat and Delta did the finishing.

Photos 2-4 Mark Collett

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