Bimini HardwareWhile collapsible bimini tops offer boaters a welcome escape from direct sun, deployment and storage can sometimes prove a real chore. Accon Marine 400-Series Quick Release Bimini Top Hinges make it easy for even novice boaters to set up or take down shade structures in minutes.

I’ve been doing powerboat reviews for Canadian Yachting magazine for over 40 years now and I want to confess to a bias I have – I don’t use the trim tabs in my reviews. I want to feel how the boat naturally runs without using the tabs to adjust the ride angle or the side-to-side trim.

Pull Up CleatsMany boaters prefer the clean appearance and greater safety of modern pull-up cleats that retract flush into the deck when not in use. But depending on where they need to be installed, limited mounting room can make it difficult.

VETUS BOW PRO ThrustersVETUS has collaborated with Mercury Marine® to enable the integration of its BOW PRO thrusters with Mercury Joystick Piloting for Outboards (JPO).

Flush Mount ChocksFor most boat owners, two things come to mind when they think about chocks. The first is that they're perfect for leading lines across a deck to avoid rubbing gelcoat or putting strain on a rail or stanchion. The second is that they stub toes, catch sail sheets and fishing lines, and detract from a clean sheer.

Yanmar Fuelcell SystemRecent years have seen increasing efforts, all over the world, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the realization of a carbon neutral society. 123 countries and one region including Japan have already announced the goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050...

FurlersFurlers make all the difference in headsail control by allowing cruisers to furl and reef from the safety of the cockpit, while maintaining great sail shape.

Yamaha EngineAs more and more boat owners are looking to customize their boats to express their individual style, Yamaha is getting onboard! Yamaha has added premium eye-catching pearlescent white colour options to select mid- and high-power outboards, along with the ever-popular traditional grey, providing more opportunities for boaters to match their motor to their hull.

Leather Steering WheelWrapped in hand-stitched marine-grade synthetic leather, Torcello Elite from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine delivers a hand feel that matches that of a premium automobile.

Candela C7Another innovative alternative boatbuilder is in the news. A venture capital arm is taking a stake in Candela Speed Boat AB, a Swedish startup making electric boats that rely on hydrofoil technology.

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Oakley 245 CCBy Andy Adams

The multi-generational island cottagers of Georgian Bay and serious fishermen are just two of the groups most attracted to the new Oakley Boats models.

Brad Oakley has been around the boat business his entire life and he said to me that he has long admired durable, seaworthy welded aluminum boats. His company WMW Vacuum Pumpout Systems in Waubaushene, Ontario on Georgian Bay, builds highly regarded vacuum pump-out systems and Oakley’s equipment is in so many marinas that he knows a lot of people in the business.

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Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42By Katherine Stone

On a beautiful summer morning in July, I hopped aboard a new-owner delivery from the Outer Harbour Marina in Toronto to the Port Credit Harbour Marina in Mississauga, with the President of Navy Point Yacht Sales, Steve McPherson. I don’t know if I have ever referred to a boat as pretty, but this adjective fits the Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 to a tee.

The transitions and communication from interior to exterior spaces are seamless and well-thought-out with functional ergonomics. 

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Following the War of 1812, a battle that Canada narrowly won against the United States, the ...
You’ve weathered COVID and you’re ready to book your charter to paradise. You’ve done some ...
If you are looking for an interesting destination for a weekend trip or longer, Quebec City will ...
A holiday often is defined by the experiences we make in unique and beautiful settings. But what ...
St Vincent and the Grenadines is open to tourists and Horizon Yacht Charters are looking forward to ...
We bobbed in the brisk winds while rounding the breakwater into Victoria Harbour, then lowered sail ...
Over the course of four days in September 1864, representatives from Prince Edward Island, Nova ...
The new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming ...
Commemorating 100 (+1) years of through-navigation on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic ...
On Friday, April 2 at 7 pm ET on TVO and streaming anytime after that on tvo.org and the TVO ...

The Ottawa Flight LocksFollowing the War of 1812, a battle that Canada narrowly won against the United States, the boundaries of Upper Canada were held and the British army realized that the St. Lawrence River was no longer safe as a supply route. A more defensible route was needed to bring supplies from Montreal to Kingston and on into other Great Lakes settlements.

This new, more secure route revealed itself through the travel and trade of the Indigenous peoples. Surveyors learned that one of the Indigenous trade routes began at the mouth of the Cataraqui River in Kingston (Canada’s first national capital) and connected a series of lakes and rivers all the way through to where the Rideau River meets the Ottawa River in the heart of Bytown (known today as Canada’s national capital: the City of Ottawa). 

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Lifestyle

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Thanks to Louise from Gyles Sails and Marine for catching us up on this weekend’s massive parts ...
The marine industry provides exciting opportunities for Canadians. Every month CYOB will introduce ...
There are two POTWs this time. The reason? Guilt. We are picking up the first one from the internet ...
So, I’m at Mobility Cup in Nepean, across the river from Ottawa. I’ve participated in Mobility Cup ...
Emirates Team New Zealand, who introduced foiling to America’s Cup competition in 2012, is ...
Our own Ask Andrew ‘floated his Fanny down the Ganny’ in the annual boat race held on Ganaraska ...
While there’s all kinds of discussion, particularly in NZ, about the plan to defend the 37th ...
How a young woman who was encouraged by her father to enter a contest, became a member of the ...
We got this beauty from Don Snell of the Sea Spray Class in Alberta who proudly reminds us “the ...
This past June I stepped aside as Publisher of Canadian Yachting Media after a ten-year run. It was ...

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Full disclosure and confession: I enjoy watching boat failures and crashes on YouTube! As long as ...
As I write this, boat yards are checking over systems, and re-familiarizing themselves with the ...
Nothing spoils a weekend aboard faster than a broken toilet. Its uncomfortable, inconvenient, ...
Everyone has their own spring ritual that often includes rooting through the basement or garage and ...
When it comes to building sizable house battery banks, you will probably need more than one ...
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Many wires on a vessel are connected via a bolted lug. ABYC standard E-11 covers normal do and ...
I first learned about radar reflectors when I read the International Regulations for Preventing ...
Whether you’re a powerboater or a sailor, and for those of us that have our boats hauled out and ...

High Aspect ClothOver the last decade, sailcloth weaving equipment has evolved and allowed the production of low crimp warp oriented woven cloth of medium to heavy weights. We have had light weight warp wovens of 200g/m2 (4oz) or lighter for much longer than that, but the finer denier weaves of light sailcloth allowed that with older looms and setups. Why is this important? This new loom technology is very important because it allows sailmakers to make better warp cut woven sails for boats 25-50’ long.

Let’s start by clarifying what a crosscut sail is. The crosscut panel layout aligns the fill (short) edge of the sailcloth roll with the leech edge of the sail. Most of the sail load goes from clew to head up the leech. Secondary sail loads go from corner to corner along the foot and luff edge.

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SailGP, the international racing series featuring high speed F50 wingsailed catamarans, is ...
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After a two-year hiatus the 53rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week wrapped up on Sunday, brimming ...
When SailGP Season 3 commences on May 14 in Bermuda, it will mark an historic moment for Canadian ...
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Canada SailGP Team has unveiled a three-year partnership with the Algorand Foundation. The ...
Note: this information applies to Lake Ontario but indicates what is expected by US authorities ...
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Fuel EconomyI filled up last week at $1.90. Pundits are suggesting that prices will stay high throughout the summer. Radio and TV news have been flooded with ‘man on the street’ interviews that show the impact on the average driver. How will these prices affect the average boater this year? Will we see more hours spent on the docks and fewer on the water? Will fuel efficiency become a top-of –mind selling point? Will we see a shift toward electric marine engines?

Time will tell – but for the majority of us, we’ll need to weather the storm as best we can. There are a number of tips and tricks we can employ aboard to make the most of our boat’s fuel. BoatUS published an excellent article this week that I’ll break down...

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