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Parker 920 Explorer MAX

The 920 Explorer MAX is a fishing and transport boat The aft deck is separated from the aft platform with a watertight door so you can drive astern into waves without your wake and waves washing over the aft deck. The aft platform is spacious and there is plenty of room to walk from port to starboard side. The boat is fitted as standard with a 150-litre ice or fish tank, and customers can also choose to buy extra tanks with circulation pumps, either 200 or 500 litres. The aft deck is ...

Parker 790 Explorer

The start of a new generation Parker 790 Cruiser is the start of a new generation. The new model is a pilothouse boat designed for comfortable day trips, weekend cruises and overnight stays. We have addressed all those factors that have been lacking from pilothouse boats for years now and introduced vast improvements with the help of innovative design. This boat is the perfect choice for the traditional daycruiser customer who is looking for a model with a pilothouse and sliding aft door. ...

AbleSail’s National Board Steered by New Chair

Above photo: Far right, Paul on 3-person Sonar in Rio 2016 Nova Scotia’s Paul Tingley talks leadership and building momentum for AbleSailing By Jennifer Barnable Paul Tingley needs no introduction in the AbleSailing world. A five-time Paralympic medalist, he is considered one of the world’s top solo competitors in the sport. His deep involvement with SailAble Nova Scotia since the mid-90s and, later, service on the AbleSail Network Canada board of directors paved the way for his 2020 ...

Q&A — The Keys to Better Docking

By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine How does one get better at docking their boat? This is a tough question, but the simple answer is practice. Here are a few tips to help you improve your docking skills. Boat characteristics: Know your boat and how it’s characteristics or design will impact how it will react when docking. Propeller rotation will determine the kick of the boat when reversing. Sail drive, straight shaft (centre or off set) stern drive and jet drive all react different...

New Marine Infrastructure Improves Access to Baddeck, Mahone Bay and Halifax

As a province that’s nearly surrounded by water, it’s no wonder that water access is an important part of daily life for both residents and visitors.  Investment in strategic places around the province can help revitalize waterfronts by encouraging more visitors by both land and sea. It’s in the support of quality marine infrastructure that Develop Nova Scotia was proud to contribute funds — and a little expertise — to two exciting community-led projects, as well as an ...

Busy Season for Summerside Yacht Club and Marina

New members and visiting boaters, combined with weekly racing and entertainment, has added up to a busy summer at the Summerside Yacht Club and Marina. “This has been a very busy season for our marina, with upwards of 12 new boats and members,” said general manager Tom Peters. “Visiting boats continue to be a large part of our activities.” The Summerside Yacht Club and Marina is part of the Silver Fox Entertainment Complex, a non-profit community complex managed and owned by its ...

Back on the Water

Chester Race Week draws 107 vessels in 12 classes Planning will soon be starting for Helly Hansen Chester Race Week 2022 after a successful 2021 regatta, held Aug. 11 to 14, attracted 107 sailing vessels racing in 12 classes. “The dates are set, Aug 10–13, 2022, but our first task will be to review 2021, then set out our planning schedule,” said Pat Nelder, On-Water Chair for Chester Race Week. The largest keelboat regatta in the region, participation was down slightly this year ...

Remembering Mickey Cormier: Colleagues Reflect on Numerous Contributions of New Brunswick Sailor

The late Mickey Cormier will long be remembered by the Maritime sailing community for his passion, knowledge and contributions to the sport. A lifelong resident of Shediac, New Brunswick, Cormier passed away on July 8 at the age of 82. Among other things, Cormier was a long-standing member and supporter of the Shediac AbleSail/Handi-Voile Accessible Sailing program, was instrumental in starting the Northumberland Strait Yachting Association, was a director of the New Brunswick Sailing ...

Hurricane Preparedness: No Such Thing as Too Much Planning

Recreational boaters in Eastern Canada will remember names like Luis, Bertha, Hortense, Gustav, Juan, Ophelia, Noel, Kyle, Earl, Igor, Leslie, Arthur, Matthew, Dorian and Teddy. These, of course, are not names of your recent dinner party guests, but some of the hurricanes and post-tropical storms that have made landfall in our little corner of the Atlantic Ocean. Even as this commentary is being penned, recreational boaters in eastern Newfoundland are anxiously watching the track of ...

Bluenose Centennial Celebrations

As part of the Bluenose 100 celebrations, the Bluenose II has been visiting ports of call across the Maritimes this summer. Along with numerous Nova Scotia ports, the iconic vessel was also scheduled to visit harbours in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Further information on the Bluenose 100 celebrations is available on social media or the website bluenose100.ca.