Rub RailsMATE USA has introduced two patented ranges of heavy duty, high impact rub rails specially designed for yachts, commercial vessels, docks and piers.

AftergaurdAfterguard System Makes America’s Cup HUD Technology Accessible. New technology company Afterguard is proud to announce the launch of its new Heads-up Display (HUD) for sailboat racing.

SureShadeSureShade, the designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announces a Notice of Approval for a technology patent on their automated tele-frame boat shade system in Canadian boat building markets. The expanded patent coverage adds to patents previously secured in the U.S., along with approvals for international patents in Europe and China.

Wireless Key Fob

Joystick-operated bow and stern thrusters from Sideshift make docking and other close maneuvers safe and simple. For further convenience, enhanced boat control now rests in the palm of one's hand, with the Sideshift wireless key fob. It enables remote operation of Sideshift thrusters, even from the dock.

Small, eco-friendly and tough enough for boating and the outdoors, the SolLight RailLight from Davis Instruments delivers brilliant illumination to cockpits, cabins or decks without owners having to drill holes, run wires or worry about draining batteries. The RailLight is a stainless steel, solar-powered LED light that quickly and securely clamps onto any railing from 7/8" to 1-1/4" diameter with a tough nylon clamp that adjusts the light to any height or angle.

BambooeIt’s usually pretty difficult to bring food and drinks, laughs and good times outside without creating a mess. Don’t worry about a daunting clean up after a nice outdoor picnic. Bring Bambooee reusable bamboo towels and be ready to stay clean while keeping it green. Made of certified organic and sustainable earth-friend bamboo, they are thicker and more absorbent than even the lux paper towels.

Barnacle BusterMarine growth build-up is the #1 reason water cooled equipment malfunctions. These deposits will reduce equipment effectiveness which will often result in costly downtime. Even a thin layer of growth - as little as 1/64” - can result in a 15% decrease in efficiency.

Lazy bunsFollowing one’s passion can sound a bit cliché at times, but not so for two young Sarasota-based entrepreneurs. Craig Rapihana and Chris Juall loved being lazy so much they perfected the art of it - and turned it into a brilliantly branded business that launched just a year ago.  Lazy Bunz manufactures unique products to make laziness just what it’s intended to be – relaxing! 

Coastal Young Adventurer Sets Out to Sea in Hand Built Dory to Celebrate Coastal Preservation in NS Peter L'Esperance departed from Halifax’s Northwest Arm on Aug 1st, 2013 in his hand-crafted dory,to begin a 10 day rowing adventure in support of efforts to protect Nova Scotia’s coastal legacy.

Boat Reviews

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New at the end of 2019, the 58 Salon Express design features large windows to flood the living ...
No wonder this is one of Regal’s best-selling boats; the Regal 33 Express offers amazing ...
The newest member of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo line is the GT 36 and this yacht brings the style and ...
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The new Beneteau Swift Trawler 41 renews the spirit of the practical seaworthy cruiser. The ...
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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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AXOPAR 37 XC

 

Axopar 37 XCWhole new ball game…

 

Set aside your assumptions and expectations for a few minutes while we try to describe the new Axopar 37 XC that made its American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. This boat represents a whole new ball game in terms of design, performance, seakeeping and functionality. In fact, I’d say it takes a ‘clean sheet of paper’ approach to boating – it’s that different.

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Destinations

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On May 19, the New York State Canal Corporation today announced an updated opening schedule for the ...
If you have four hours to enjoy a fine tour of one of Canada’s most interesting waterways (let’s ...
Boom & Batten Restaurant is suspended over the water adjacent to the Songhees Walkway and ...
Provincial Boat Havens are those special places to drop anchor in British Columbia’s West Coast and ...
NW Explorations, a Bellingham, Washington-based yacht charter, brokerage, and marine services ...

DolphinsBy the Canadian Yachting Editors


Canadians are blessed in many ways and especially when it comes to boating. We enjoy some the world’s most beautiful cruising waters and many places are as sheltered as they are scenic.

British Columbia and the Pacific North West plainly have the most breath-taking scenery with the combination of the majestic ocean views and the snow-capped mountains in the distance. It’s like no place on earth when you have a Killer Whale breach beside your little fishing boat.

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Lifestyle

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This interesting shot is one you will remember. It comes to POTW from our pal, photographer and ...
Unknown to us at the time, the quest for VIA-MARA started in 1973 when I saved the back cover of a ...
You will find that many of the yachts travelling up and down the BC Coast have Sea Kayaks on board. ...
The Council of British Columbia Yacht Clubs with over 50 yacht club members has become the voice of ...
Classic boat restoration expert and wooden boat builder Stan Hunter recently sent us this great ...
In Mid June, a floatplane plunged into Constance Bay on the Ottawa River after two planes collide ...
Winter is a fun time for sailmakers in Canada. We grind through mountains of repairs and have an ...
The seasoned sailor mapped out an ambitious course around the world — aboard his 28-foot ...
Clean wake: A concept amongst cruising sailors that stresses the impact that individual behaviour ...
This line-up of Beneteaus can to us from our friends at RCR Yachts in NY State where they are ...

DIY & How to

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I get a lot of calls for electrical repairs. Not upgrades or installations – the requests are to ...
Many boats are now on the water after a COVID-imposed hiatus – and with a shortened ‘prep’ period, ...
Wrapping your hull with marine vinyl wrap instead using traditional marine paint seems like a new ...
Boating safety is always—always—a critical consideration whenever you push off the dock, but with ...
Building on our last two editions (Sealants, and Fibreglass, respectively), Gelcoat is the next ...
After a successful R2Ak and regatta season in 2019, I felt that Pitoraq was due for a major ...
Pause for a moment and ponder this question. How much is your life and your safety at sea worth? ...
Last edition we talked about sealants to perform tasks like bedding and sealing. Other tasks like ...
Over the winter, a many-thousand pound fiberglass, wood or metal shell is held in position by only ...
Since the late 19th century, a debate has raged on the relative merits of diesel fuel over ...

Andrew AlbertiIn the past two issues we have been doing an overview of the right-of-way rules. In the first, we did a review of Section A of Part 2, in the second we did a review of the definitions. This issue, we will look at Section B of Part 2, General Limitations, which is essentially limitations applying to boats that have right of way according to Section A.

GENERAL LIMITATIONS

14 AVOIDING CONTACT

A boat shall avoid contact with another boat if reasonably possible. However, a right-of-way boat or one entitled to room or mark-room

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