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New Boats: Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 – A Sleek, Good -Looking Delight To Sail

By Katherine Stone

There is nothing more that I enjoy than being with friends and messing about in boats. Messing about in brand-new boats on a champagne sailing day on Lake Ontario at the beginning of the summer doesn’t get any better. To have the new owner, Helmuth Strobel and Anchor Yachts dealer Pancho Jimenez aboard made it even more special, as they can also speak to what they truly enjoy about the boat. We keep our own boat in a harbour that has a long waiting list for boats over 35 feet, so this little gem would definitely fit the bill and feels like a much bigger boat. True to the spirit of the 7th generation Oceanis line, the 34.1 is built in Poland and replaces the 35.1. It is 1,000 lbs lighter, 14 cm narrower and has 29% more sail area.

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Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has Reopened

Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands has opened its rebuilt and re-envisioned luxury private island in 2024 after the property closures from the Virgin Islands’ 2017 hurricane season. Peter Island Resort has been undergoing its transformation for over six years. Its evolution includes brand new and upgraded accommodations and new state-of-the-art facilities and five stellar beaches amid hundreds of acres of unspoiled tropical island.

Peter Island Yacht Club

The new Yacht Club will be a must on the itineraries of sailors, boaters and yachtsmen with a marina that can accommodate a range of vessels from power boats, sailboats and catamarans, to super yachts of up to 200 feet. Located in Sprat Bay harbor, the Yacht Club will be its own destination with a dedicated swimming pool for Yacht Club guests, Drunken Pelican restaurant and bar, a commissary, Sea Chest Boutique and a sports recreation area with pickleball, basketball and bocce ball courts and a lawn-games area. To protect the coral reef and marine life surrounding the island, moorings will be located in White Bay, Sprat Bay, Deadman’s Bay…

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How To & DIY

Ask Andrew: Customers and Boat Yards – Part 2

Svala at anchor 400

In Part 1 I took a look at how customers find boat service facilities and how those facilities find their customers. In this installment we look at what happens next – once a customer finds a facility how does the magic actually happen?

How to book

It’s tough not to compare auto repairs with boat repairs. The reality is that the systems that contractors, yards and dealerships will use are often quite different from auto dealerships. 

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Marine Products

Great Ideas for Marine Electronics Upgrades

Neptunus Helm 400

By Andy Adams

Electronics are usually the single biggest difference between a brand-new boat and one that you might have bought five or ten years ago. The tech advances have been coming thick and fast for several years now and show no signs of slowing down. In this feature, we have selected a series of the latest electronics products with an emphasis on great new Multifunction Displays since those are the gateway to the world of functions that you can add to your boat.

The best way to get the latest and greatest is to simply buy a new boat with the options you want, but luckily, there are reasonable ways to upgrade an older boat to still enjoy the amazing new capabilities in safety, communications, connectivity, comfort and fishing success. It’s enjoyable to go fishing but it’s far more exciting to be catching!

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