Antares 8: The Ultimate Family Weekender
More innovative and versatile than ever, the new Antares 8 boasts a range of new leisure functionalities, so you can enjoy maximum comfort and sail in the style and elegance that is a feature of this iconic range. A supremely versatile boat, perfect for chilling out with friends or setting off to cruise for a few days.
With its sleek lines and sporty allure, the Antares 8 fits perfectly into the brand’s weekenders line. The stunning design combines style and ...
First 18 SE: A Modern and Fun Gateway to Keel-Boat Sailing
Wide, flat and stable hull; ballasted swinging keel; gennaker snuffer system; furling jib and minimized deck controls all enable an easy-to-handle and exciting planing and sailing experience. Being easily trailable and dismantled, she would fulfill racing ambitions in international one-design class as well as adventurous sea-camping.
First 18 SE delivers a dinghy-like sailing experience but on a more stable and safer platform, thanks to the wide and flat hull shape and ...
First 24: Modern. Smart. Safe.
A smart pocket cruiser, fun day-sailer or an exciting club racer all in one, she is keeping the First promise of modern performance sailing. She can easily sleep up to four persons but at the same time still delivers a fun, exciting sailing experience. A completely retractable keel gives you access to cruising spots you missed so far and a possibility to launch and recover your 24 on an ordinary slipway, opening new opportunities. She will take you on relaxed family cruising and exciting ...
Stylish and Pleasant to Sail
Sleeker, lighter, with more sail area, and more space in the bow than its predecessor for the owner’s cabin, the Oceanis 34.1 promises unforgettable days out on the water. Once again, Marc Lombard and Nauta Design have combined their efforts to produce a unique design concept, true to the spirit of the seventh generation Oceanis range.
The deck layout has been redesigned to ensure maximum comfort and safety when moving around the boat, taking the helm and for onboard living ...
Wrecked with Tony: The Wreck of the Rose Castle
By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor
Newfoundland, also known as The Rock, is a magical Island filled with mystery and treasure.
It is also an adventure playground and home to thousands of shipwrecks, dating back many centuries.
On a family trip to this breathtaking province, I was fortunate enough to meet up with my old friend, and fellow shipwreck addict, Rick Stanley.
Rick owns and operates Ocean Quest Adventures and invited me to join a group of divers (The Battle of ...
Maritime Marine Supply Hosts Only 2021 Dealer Buying Show in Canada
Maritime Marine Supply made sure all of its product lines were covered at its first annual dealer buying show on Oct. 15, 2021, at the Halifax Convention Centre.
The show attracted suppliers from as far as the Czech Republic, the U.S. and Canada and dealers from throughout Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec, said Lee Toole, vice-president of sales for Maritime Marine Supply.
“Our entire product lines were covered,” he said, with 73 displays and 220 product lines represented at the ...
Bedford Basin Yacht Club is Your Typical Close to Home Boat Club
Deep in the Bedford Basin, as far as one can go, is the Bedford Basin Yacht Club, home port for more than 100 sailing and motoring vessels and a club to call their own for some 190 members.
“The Bedford Basin Yacht Club has a lot of history in the community and is your typical ‘close to home’ boat club,” says Commodore Craig Sooley.
“It’s kind of quirky looking outside and offers the same charm inside with interesting angles up in the wardroom and flags hanging everywhere. ...
Lewin-LaFrance Take Canadian Skiff Sailing to New Horizons on International Stage
Above photo: Sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance, Chester, N.S. competing last year in the 49er FX class.
From medalling at the European championships, placing sixth overall at the 49er FX Sailing World Championships, to being named Sailors of the Year and Female Sailors of the Year by Sail Nova Scotia, 2021 was a year of achievements for the sailing team, sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance of Chester, Nova Scotia.
The Lewin-LaFrance team became the first Canadians ...
Adventures Logged and Friendships Made Through Love of Sailing
From the Antarctic to Greenland, a love of sailing has led to a lifetime of adventure for Duncan and Renée Finlayson of Hodges Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador.
It was the summer of 1963 and Duncan Finlayson had just finished his first year of university in Montreal when he first set foot on a sailboat.
“A friend and I decided we wanted to work on a sailboat for the summer and we managed to get a job on a 47-foot Alden schooner out of Long Island, New York. We had a great summer. It was ...