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Roue 20 Still Competing 100 Years Later

Above photo: The Roue 20, designed by James William Roué, has remained true to its 1922 design for over 100 years. Photos supplied by Rob Merchant The Roue 20 is a keelboat designed by William James Roué in 1922 and after over 100 years, this iconic Canadian ship design still holds its own in the competitive field. Roué was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and lived in nearby Dartmouth. In his early life, he made a living working in the family soft drink business, Roué’s Carbonated ...

Pleasure Boat Infrastructure Gets Major Upgrade

Over the course of three years since 2020, master mariner Brad Boutilier used his nautical experience to turn East River Shipyard into Atlantic Canada’s largest full-service marine facility, as well as recently expanding into niche pleasure boat services with Gold River Marina. Previous to 2020, Boutilier had spent much of his life at sea, starting as a cadet at Secunda Marine Services in 2000 and working his way up to master mariner during his time with TMSI Limited in 2018. After 18 ...

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 ...

Beneteau: Standing the Test of Time

When Benjamin Bénéteau founded Beneteau Boats in 1884, he chartered a visionary course filled with determination, innovation, creativity and a love of the sea that is still central to the company’s philosophy. At the time, it was the age of sail, when fishing boats were called luggers, dundees and smacks and performance was judged by who got back to the harbour first, since the first there would sell his fish at the best price. For this reason and many others afterwards, this ...