2022 Moncton Boat Show
After a three-year pandemic hiatus, the Moncton Boat Show/New Brunswick Sportsmen and Fly Fishing Show returned April 8–10 to the Moncton Coliseum. More than 8,100 visitors came out for this dual show where consumers stocked up on all the essentials for their summer hobbies and sailing adventures.
Photos by Tracey Wallace
Racer-Cruiser Royalty: First 44
The FIRST 44 embodies a natural link between the FIRST 36 and FIRST 53, equally refining and redefining performance, elegance and comfort — a new Biscontini/Argento creation that truly denies itself nothing. She’s a lovely sailing yacht with a remarkable design, offering through her architecture and build quality an experience underway that is simply second to none.
THE MAIN POINTS TO REMEMBER:
The FIRST 44 is presented in two main setups, FIRST 44 and FIRST 44 PERFORMANCE, ...
Gran Turismo 32: The Ideal Entry-Level Express Cruiser
Designed to provide a perfect transition from a day boat to an express cruiser, the Gran Turismo 32 makes use of the Flyer 10 deck plan, while retaining the panache of the Gran Turismo line. It also lives up to the challenge the designers set themselves of marrying the spirit of a large open coupe with that of a spacious, comfortable hard top. And the outcome? The benefits of a day boat bordering an express cruiser!
Light and ventilation are a priority on board. With a ...
First 36: Speed Made Easy
Welcome to the latest model in our new breed of high-performance cruiser-racers.
With a weight of 4.8 tons and an upwind sail area of 80 square metres, the new First 36 simply presents a different sailing experience.
Actually, we believe this is the first time a mainstream-production boat with full-cruising facilities, a mid-market price tag and the full support of a worldwide dealer network has been pushed this far towards true high-performance sailing.
But what we are really proud of ...
St. John’s Company Supports Australian Sailor in Solo Circumnavigation of Antarctica
Newfoundland-based research and development company, C-CORE, is supporting acclaimed Australian sailor, Lisa Blair, for a second time as she embarks on her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica.
C-CORE first supported Blair in 2017 when she made history — and the Guinness Book of World Records — as the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica with one stop.
“We were immediately on board when we learned of Lisa’s plan to solo-sail around Antarctica. Our remote sensing team provided ...
Pat Nelder: A Champion of the Boating Industry in Atlantic Canada
For more than 20 years, Pat Nelder has been one of the biggest promoters of sailing and boating in Atlantic Canada. Nelder, who served as the executive director of Boating Atlantic, formerly the Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA), retired from that role on March 31. But Nelder won’t be far from the water or promoting the sport she’s loved since she first learned to sail in Scotland.
Nelder joined AMTA as its coordinator in 1999. At the time, she was living in Big Pond, Cape Breton ...
Bras d’Or Yacht Club an Integral Part of Baddeck Community
It was the Bras d’Or Yacht Club’s junior sailing program that initially brought Commodore Peter Patterson to the community of Baddeck in Cape Breton, N.S. some 25 years ago.
At the time, he had just gotten back from a stint in the Caribbean as a sailing instructor and was looking for a job.
“I called the Nova Scotia Sailing Association, that’s what it was called at the time and they said they are looking for someone to take over the program at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club. I said ...
Hubbards Sailing Club Dedicated to Youth
For more than 50 years, the Hubbards Sailing Club has been dedicated to teaching youth in the community life skills through sailing.
“We don’t have one keel boat. We don’t have a senior membership. Just youth,” says Commodore Bill Doane. “We’re 100 per cent dedicated to learning to sail programs. Our biggest mandate is to make it as accessible as possible to the youth of our community.”
Approximately 180 youth between the ages of five and 18 go through one of the club’s ...
Cape Island Cruisers Pleasure Craft is Fuel Efficient and Has Proven Seaworthiness
Lunenburg County boatbuilders Scott Daigley and John Steele have taken a traditional Cape Islander-style hull and used it as the platform to design and build a 38-foot pleasure craft that is not only fuel efficient but has more than a century of proven seaworthiness to its name.
The story begins several years ago, when Steele, now semi-retired, had his boat parked behind Daigley’s shop in Riverport for a refit and to lend a hand when needed.
“The crew were chatting about the state of ...
Taking the Grief Out of Gassing Up
Former, 1970s-era Toronto Blue Jays ballplayer Sam Ewing once said, “inflation is when you pay 15 dollars for the 10-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.”
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided for the most part, the attention of most has turned to the rising cost of everything — notably fuel.
Many boatowners are cringing as they compare the price of refueling their tanks this year versus past seasons. In many cases throughout Atlantic Canada, the ...