month : 07/2018 7 results

Oceanis 55.1: The Blue-Water Cruising Standard

The Beneteau Oceanis range of sailboats has long been known as the market leader because of their adaptability to blue water cruising or around the buoy racing in your local harbor. The newest and most luxurious to join this family of open ocean adventurers is the Oceanis 55.1. The 55.1 follows on the heels of the hugely successful Oceanis 55, but offers even more performance and innovation. Her lines are both contemporary and classic, which make her look as fast anchored as she is under ...

Fountaine Pajot MY37 Motor Yacht

The MY37 replaces the successful Highland 35 and is set to revolutionise the entry-level segment of the world’s power catamaran market with its impressive features, performance and value for money. The Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts team has meticulously designed a spectacular multihull that will be lauded for its superior comfort, outstanding views and beautiful luminosity. The MY37 also possesses the key attributes of the shipyard’s range, including excellent offshore performance, ...

Beneteau Swift Trawler 35: A Market Revolution

Ten years ago, Beneteau took another tack into the Trawler world and started a market revolution. What once was a converted bare-bones fishing boat known for its steady but lumbering pace was transformed by Beneteau into a sleek, modern cruiser with new levels of performance and luxury. Since then Beneteau has been bringing more advances, innovations and refinements to this revolution while holding close the qualities that boaters have always loved about trawlers — their ruggedness, stability ...

AMTA Promoting Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada

Above photo: Saint John River, N.B. Photo submitted by Pat Nelder Recreational boating is a big thing in Atlantic Canada. With countless miles of coastline, with just about every configuration; sandy beaches, shingle islands, mountainous coasts and rocky shores on the Atlantic, the Fundy, the Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence coasts; with some of greatest tides in the world and some of the warmest ocean waters north of the Carolinas it’s not surprising many Atlantic ...

Boaters in Newfoundland and Labrador Launch Association

Above photo: St. John's, N.L. Photo by Jay Parsons With my fingers wrapped around the steaming mug, I stood in the cockpit slowly inhaling the smell of fresh ground coffee and cool salt air. It was another beautiful morning, bright sunlight and not a breath of wind. Looking across the harbor, it was like we were afloat on a mirror — the reflection of the puffy, marshmallow clouds as easy to see on the water’s surface as they were in the cobalt blue sky. Casting an eye ...

Fair Winds for Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada

Above photo: Bras d'Or Lake, N.S. Photo by Pat Nelder From the ever-growing number of youth getting involved in sailing, to catering to travelling yachts, to offering boating excursions and experiential tours and hosting world-class races and events, the recreational boating scene is a busy one in Atlantic Canada. “We have three marinas here in Charlottetown at capacity,” said Andrew Rankin, commodore at the Charlottetown Yacht Club. “Everybody is saying they are full. I know ...

Vessel Tariff Could Prove Costly for Industry

Canada’s $10-billion recreational boating industry is caught in the middle of a trade war with its powerful neighbour to the south. As trade talks between Canada and the United States continued on a downward spiral this past spring, U.S. President Donald Trump lived up to an earlier threat and slapped a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminum from Canada. While it is more than reasonable for Canada to retaliate to these tariffs, what is questionable and seemin...