Nov 19, 2020

Dec 2020 CoverTimed to help with those tough last-minute gift-giving ideas, we bring you the (almost) first-ever Canadian Yachting Magazine Holiday Gift Guide. Will a new cruiser fit under the tree? Is Santa going sailing? Maybe not, but it’s time to put your family and friends on both the nautical and nice lists.

We have gathered literally pages of gift ideas from cute to stunning, to make your holiday shopping easier. Those special boating enthusiasts on your list will be delighted with at least a few of the ideas the Canadian Yachting team has gathered together.

The December Canadian Yachting Magazine has traditionally been where we feature the latest in new Marine Electronics that were launched at the (mostly virtual) boat shows this fall. Craig Ritchie covers new developments in complex transducers, data processing systems and next-generation technology that have opened the door to unprecedented developments in charts, sonar and autopilots offering real-world benefits to Canadian boaters.

Following up on their major feature on The Bahamas in the October Canadian Yachting, Sheryl and Paul Shard bring you the Distant Shores TV Show perspective on their favourite cruising grounds; the Bahamas with Part II. Also, in this issue of Canadian Yachting is a new contributor, Danial Post of Parks Canada sharing details on Ontario’s best-kept secret, the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic site. The “Trent” holds the key to boating bliss in this time of pandemic-era travel. An epic 386km long, it’s time you rediscover this national treasure.



Boat reviews in this issue feature the brand-new Cruisers Yachts 42 GLS; an innovative new cruiser with great entertaining and recreational features that we call “Paradise Island”. You will see why as soon as you open the review. Next, Katherine Stone brings us the news about the magnificent new Jeanneau Yachts 60. This new sailing yacht will make its world debut at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in January 2021. All this and more is coming to you in the December 2020 edition of Canadian Yachting Magazine.

Andy Adams - Editor
Gift Guide

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CY Virtual Video Boat Tours

Virtual Boat ToursWe all love boats and nothing can break us up! So, what better way to spend our time than looking at interesting boats and going aboard in a virtual ride or tour. We have asked our friends at various dealers and manufacturers to help us assemble a one-stop online resource to experience some of the most interesting boats on the market today. Where the CY Team has done a review, we connect you to that expert viewpoint. If you can’t go boating, you can almost experience the thrill via your screen. Not quite the same, but we hope you enjoy our fine tour collection.

 

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Cruisers Yachts 42 GLSBy Andy Adams

Once again, Cruisers Yachts is leading the market for day boats with their new 42 GLS model that premiered at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the end of October. The concept of a large day boat is now a very well-established trend made possible by the amazing new power and efficiency of the latest four stroke outboards.

Buyers are looking for a different boating experience and we think that the 42 GLS nails it. Fast, handsome and versatile, the 42 GLS is designed for fun and adventure.

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Bahamas - There and Back Again IIIn Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start of Hurricane Season when they were once again joined by friends.

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WinterizationBy Andrew McDonald, Lakeside Marine Services

“They don’t make ‘em like they used to”, is a phrase that many of us are familiar with. Most of the time it is in reference to a bygone era of better, and it’s used to lament the sorry state of what we have today. It is a phrase that can be applied to many areas of our lives: architecture, art, furniture, tools. Boats? I would argue that they don’t make them like they used to. But, is that lamentable, or is it progress?

Progress, I think. With this concept in mind, as we enter another season of putting boats to bed for the winter, why do we winterize as we always have?

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