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I have always thought that September and October in the Northern Hemisphere were the best times to sail. The kids are back in school, the anchorages are wide open, the...
The Pursuit S 268 Sport centre console is a do-it-all kind of boat with a solid sense of style. Centre console designs have been developed for the southern blue water...
We approached a group of Canadian boat dealers and asked them what boat they really love out of the ones highlighted at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis. So, let‘s...
So… got a boat, or are you planning your first? Maybe you have a boat, but you want something different, (bigger, smaller, power or sail, pontoon or PWC). The Canadian...
Beneteau Oceanis 34.1
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...
Invictus TT420
Dec 7, 2023 Invictus Yacht has always been at the forefront of luxury boating. At the recent Fort Lauderdale Show, the TT420, in particular, was stealing the show. Making waves...

Pursuit S268 Sport CC

By Andy Adams

The Pursuit S 268 Sport centre console is a do-it-all kind of boat with a solid sense of style. Centre console designs have been developed for the southern blue water sport fishing enthusiasts (and this boat would raise fish with the best of them) but the Pursuit S 268 Sport centre console offers far more utility and enjoyment than just fishing.

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Bayfield Marine Turns 40 with Big April Events

(l to r) Holly, Adam, Pat, Ron, Shelley

Ron and Pat Reder started out in October 1984 across the road from where they are right now on the Bayfield River in Bayfield ON. The store front was about 10 x 20 and the rest of that side of the building was a stock room, wood finishing room, then behind that was more back stock and the lunchroom. Expanding every few years for the store front, then moving over to this new building five years ago, this year with Adam, Shelley, and Holly are carrying on the business.

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A Tale of Two Classics; Don and his Wonderful Phazar

By John Morris

Yes, achieving a Guinness Book record is pretty impressive; not surprisingly, there is a designation for the world’s oldest water-skier. For a few months in 2021, that title belonged to then 92-year-old Ontarian, who set the record on Bella Lake near Huntsville, ON. Three months later, an American, Tibor Kupferstein (then 93!), eclipsed that record in Delray Beach, Florida. This past August 2023, Fox News reported that Ejnar Dyrr is a 94-year-old from Utah attempted to set the record but for seated waterskiing.

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How To & DIY

Trailering: Go boating where you want with a trailer boat rig

Photo: Genesis Canada

By Andrew McDonald

Social media is an interesting place. Ranging from entertainment to how-to videos, there’s a little something for everyone. Boating-specific Instagram pages that celebrate ‘boat-fails’ are wildly popular. Instagram pages like The Qualified Captain (@thequalifiedcaptain) boast millions of followers, with content focused on failures, rather than on education. Not surprisingly, things going awry at the launch ramp are featured regularly.

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Marine Products

Affordable Boating Freedom with a PWC

By Andy Adams

While almost every other boat segment saw sales declines in 2023, the National Marine Manufacturers Association in the U.S. reported a 15% year-over-year sales increase for personal watercraft (PWCs). PWCs are easily trailerable, small enough to store in your garage and yet able to cover long distances, carry passengers, tow for tubing and wake sports, go camping, go fishing, or just be a thrill!

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