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 ...
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 ...
2022 Helly Hansen Salt Inshore Jacket Winner
The winner of the Helly Hansen Salt Inshore Sailing Jacket is: Marsha Grist.
We want to thank everyone who went to the www.atlanticboatingnews.com website and the Atlantic Boating magazine Facebook page to subscribe to the digital magazine, and a chance to win the Helly Hansen Inshore Sailing Jacket valued at $270.00.
We soon realized that not everyone was on Facebook so everyone who subscribed during this giveaway was put in the draw.
Thank you again and cheers to a great summer in ...
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 ...