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While Canadians may have been slower to warm to pontoon boats than our southern neighbours, that’s definitely changed as we see more of them gracing our waters every year. The...
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...

Sylvan G3 CLZ DC: Luxury For Everyone

Sylvan’s brilliant G3 CLZ DC brings an entirely new level of performance, comfort and versatility to Canadian boaters.

By Craig Ritchie

While Canadians may have been slower to warm to pontoon boats than our southern neighbours, that’s definitely changed as we see more of them gracing our waters every year. The latest data shows pontoon boats now represent around 30% of all new boats sold in Canada and it’s easy to understand why – with their interior space and tremendous versatility, pontoons are near-perfect family runabouts.

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Boat Classifieds:

New Boats for Sale | Ontario | June ’24

The featured new Ontario boats for sale for the June ’24 Edition of the New Monthly Classifieds are sponsored by:

Ranging from surf, dayboats, cruisers & yachts, Regal offers luxury sport boats and yachts from 20′ to 50′. If you don’t see your perfect fit here, you can search the Regal inventory closest to you.

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Cruising Georgian Bay’s 30,000 Islands: Canada’s Freshwater Paradise for Boaters

By Elizabeth Wilson, “Georgian Bay Beauties” (

The Plan

It’s a beautiful morning as we perform our pre-departure checklist, fire up the engines and prepare to release our lines. And if the long-range forecast of very low winds coupled with plenty of sunshine holds, that’s exactly what we need for the areas we plan to explore on this trip! 

We are departing Midland for a week of visiting some of the islands and anchorages within Georgian Bay’s “30,000 Islands” – specifically those along the western edge. These are the less protected islands which face toward wide-open Georgian Bay, where boaters often have to depart the small craft route and work a little harder at setting the hook but are then rewarded with magnificent western views, stunning sunsets, and so much to explore! 

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Crossing the ocean in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in a new Nautitech 44 Open

Nautitech 44 Open on sea trials. Credit: Nautitech.

By: Max Shaw, photos by Peter Hunt and Nautitech

“Hello, old friend,” I said as I surveyed the clear sky and settled into my comfortable place at the helm. The constellation Orion gazed at me silently, a welcome offshore presence after four years ashore, while SV June’s sleek hulls cut cleanly through the waves. This Atlantic crossing, aboard a brand new Nautitech Open 44, had been initiated several years earlier, shortly after my wife and I finished our 36,000 nm trip around the Pacific with our children. Upon our return, we began helping other families set off on similar adventures, initially in a training role and then through yacht brokerage. It was in these roles I met Peter and Natalie Hunt and was able to help with their grand adventure.

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How To & DIY

Boat Smart: The Importance of Planning and Proper Preparedness for Your Boating Vacations

Summer on the water is what we’re all dreaming about, and with access to some of Ontario’s best boating destinations right here on Georgian Bay, you’ve probably already started picking dates and new anchorages to explore. Preparing for your next trip, especially if you plan to explore new locations, requires thorough planning and prioritizing safety to ensure you have an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

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Marine Products

Mercury’s All-new MerCruiser T8200 Tow Sport Inboard to Power the Biggest Watersports Boats

Mercury Marine has introduced the all-new MerCruiser T8200 Tow Sport inboard. The engine is built on Mercury’s successful 8.2L V8 big-block platform and includes Smart Tow® digital control systems to transform the biggest watersports boats into the ultimate adrenaline machines. The T8200 joins the T6200 in the Tow Sport lineup, reinforcing Mercury’s commitment to providing marine propulsion solutions for all recreational boaters and activities.

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