Halifax’s Largest Boating Event Sails into the City This February
Atlantic Canada’s premiere boating event is set to return to the Halifax Exhibition Centre, February 2-5, 2023. The Halifax International Boat Show has been much anticipated since its last edition in 2020. For over 40 years, this event has showcased the latest in runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, pontoon boats, fishing boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal watercraft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, engines, outboard and inboard, marine electronics and accessories, docks ...
First-Class Comfort: X4
The X43 is the second model in a new range, aimed at the discerning sailor and his crew. It utilizes advanced, proven technology and build techniques that only incorporate first-class components, enabling the exploration of new uncharted horizons in comfort.
The hull is made using vacuum infused epoxy sandwich lamination technology to ensure maximum strength and safety. The X43 offers sailors a substantial keel weight and sail plan making it a dream to sail into wind ...
Modern and Adventurous: First 18 SE
First 18 SE is 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 fulfil racing ambitions in international one-design class as well as adventurous sea-camping.
She can be easily sailed by a crew from one to three persons thanks to ...
Wrecked With Tony: Pictou’s Mystery Ghost Ship
By Tony Sampson | Atlantic Boating Contributor
As you walk along the charming Pictou waterfront, past the replica of the immigrant ship, Hector, that brought Scottish immigrants to the Pictou area in 1773, most people have no idea what sits under the murky water just a few hundred yards offshore.
In 2015, the Canadian Hydrographic Service located a mystery wreck in Pictou harbour sitting upright in the silt bottom. Recently, while filming a local TV series, John Wesley Chisholm from ...
New Canadian Offshore Sailing Campaign Launched
Above photo: Scott Shawyer
In late August, Canadian Scott Shawyer launched Canada Ocean Racing, a new offshore sailing team.
Shawyer will compete in the solo, non-stop round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe, aiming to become the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet.
Backed by renowned British sailor Alex Thomson, Shawyer’s campaign aims to lead and inspire the development of offshore ...
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 ...