Q&A – Spring 2020
By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine
COVID-19 and Boating? What else can I do?
We have had a few customers decide not to launch their boat due to COVID-19 this season.
However, we see this as an opportunity for you to enjoy the boating season with your family or alone regardless if you launch or not for the season.
If you have opted to stay out of the water for the season, all those years of “I’ll do it next season” projects could start to get checked off the list.
If you ...
Armdale Yacht Club: Keeps Sailing Tradition Alive
Nestled at the head of Halifax Harbour’s Northwest Arm on historic Melville Island is the Armdale Yacht Club (AYC).
Founded in 1937, the Club is home for approximately 150 boats, boosts around 300 members, provides berthage for visiting yachts, has a thriving Learn to Sail program and usually a full schedule of social and sporting events.
While this year will be different because of COVID-19, “members are very optimistic about the boating season since the bubble has been expanded to ...
Gran Turismo 40: Love at First Sight
The Gran Turismo range of sports cruisers will charm and thrill you.
Racy lines draw the eye while the airy, spacious and secure cockpit is a delight. Whether in ‘dolce vita’ or sporting mode, her high-performance twin engines ensure that those who step aboard will live life to the full.
The Gran Tursimo 40 recreates the sport cruiser concept. Designed by the talented hands of Nuvolari and Lenard, this novel variation offers as much pleasure to the eye as sensations and driving. The ...
First 18: Sailing Reinvented
Competitive sailing is entering a new era with high-spirited boats designed for family and friends. Fun, Intuitive, tough, simple, smart: a brilliant reinvention of the FIRST legend!
There’s an air of adventure about the First 18. Combining all the pleasures of dinghy sailing, her versatility appeals as much to expert regatta racers as it does to novices who dream of coastal raids with family or friends.
Stable and lightweight, with a planing hull and high-performance rigging, the First ...
Oceanis 41.1: Performance at Sea
Living on board an Oceanis is a lifestyle in its own right. Her swiftness and safety find an echo in her elegance, comfort and a feeling of well-being. Each new Oceanis requires the passionate commitment of architects and designers, whose challenge it is to extend the limits of space, while increasing the craft’s performance at sea.
FINOT-CONQ ARCHITECTS: In forty years, Jean-Marie Finot and Pascal Conq have forged the reputation of designing perfectly balanced and admirably seaworthy ...