RNYC: Training the Next Generation of Sailors
From passionate racers to dockside loungers, the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club has harboured sailors from 1935, when Arthur and Marjorie Johnston, along with Max Barbour, decided that the great maritime nation of Newfoundland needed a yacht club.
The following spring, a determined group built a 20 x 40-foot clubhouse on the shore of inner basin in Long Pond and the Avalon Yacht Club was born.
After years of growth and an amalgamation with a newly-formed Newfoundland Yacht Club ...
By Eric Smith | Shining Waters Marine
What is better for storage on land, cradles or boat stands?
This is a question we have been asked a few times and is also a hard question to answer. So I will weigh the pros and cons and let you decide what’s best for you.
Cost: Generally, a wooden or metal cradle cost more to build, they are also more difficult to transport when changing boat yards. Stands on the other hand can often be rented from your boat yard by the season and therefore no ...
Gran Turismo 40: A Giant Step Forward in the Universe of Sport-Cruisers
Elegance, quality fittings, top-level finish and sensations guaranteed. The Gran Turismo range developed by Beneteau is full of surprises. Harmonious throughout, many of the details on the new Gran Turismo 40 boat underline the balance between her strong sporting character and the type of functions you might expect for a pleasant, luxurious yet practical life on board.
In creating this boat, Beneteau sought out the well-known designers Nuvolari and Lenard who have already designed several ...
Grand Large 360: New Grand Large Generation
Millesime Grand Large 2018
Dufour Yachts team keeps developing new models and presents the latest addition of the range, the Dufour 360 Grand Large.
Efficient and Spacious Hull
The hull of the Dufour 360 Grand Large has been designed to provide the best balance between sailing experience and space onboard, both above and below deck. The optimization of the rudder, the wide aft beam and the long chines ensure maximum stability at any speed.
A New Roof Design
The Dufour 360 Grand ...
Barracuda 27: Bold and Dynamic
The Barracuda pilothouse boat oozes with temperament. She is built on the unique concept of multiple uses, with the interior and exterior layout, choice of hull architecture and engine, and powerful style, available in four different models from 21 to 27 feet. A popular dynamic outboard day boat with good sea-keeping behaviour, she has lots of features that will appeal to keen explorers and divers.
Robust Versatile Boat
The Barracuda is a tough multipurpose boat and will withstand just ...
Oceanis 55.1: The Blue-Water Cruising Standard
The Beneteau Oceanis range of sailboats has long been known as the market leader because of their adaptability to blue water cruising or around the buoy racing in your local harbor. The newest and most luxurious to join this family of open ocean adventurers is the Oceanis 55.1.
The 55.1 follows on the heels of the hugely successful Oceanis 55, but offers even more performance and innovation. Her lines are both contemporary and classic, which make her look as fast anchored as she is under ...
Fountaine Pajot MY37 Motor Yacht
The MY37 replaces the successful Highland 35 and is set to revolutionise the entry-level segment of the world’s power catamaran market with its impressive features, performance and value for money.
The Fountaine Pajot Motor Yachts team has meticulously designed a spectacular multihull that will be lauded for its superior comfort, outstanding views and beautiful luminosity. The MY37 also possesses the key attributes of the shipyard’s range, including excellent offshore performance, ...
Beneteau Swift Trawler 35: A Market Revolution
Ten years ago, Beneteau took another tack into the Trawler world and started a market revolution. What once was a converted bare-bones fishing boat known for its steady but lumbering pace was transformed by Beneteau into a sleek, modern cruiser with new levels of performance and luxury. Since then Beneteau has been bringing more advances, innovations and refinements to this revolution while holding close the qualities that boaters have always loved about trawlers — their ruggedness, stability ...
Fair Winds for Recreational Boating in Atlantic Canada
Above photo: Bras d'Or Lake, N.S. Photo by Pat Nelder
From the ever-growing number of youth getting involved in sailing, to catering to travelling yachts, to offering boating excursions and experiential tours and hosting world-class races and events, the recreational boating scene is a busy one in Atlantic Canada.
“We have three marinas here in Charlottetown at capacity,” said Andrew Rankin, commodore at the Charlottetown Yacht Club. “Everybody is saying they are full. I know ...
Dufour: Building on it’s Heritage
Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne…distinguished French wines inseparably connected to their locality of origin. Developed over generations to perfection, these names are now brands of their own. Perhaps less well-known to the terrestrial public is a region of France on the Atlantic coast called the Charente-Maritime. Here, sailors and boatbuilders have proudly passed down their skills to successive generations like heirlooms. This region of France, distinguished by a rich shipbuilding heritage, ...