Boat Reviews

Pursuit S248 400
Cruisiers Yachts 50GLS 400
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New Boats: Lilybaeum Yacht’s Luxurious Levanzo 25

New to Canada and available through Marine SCA, the recently established Lilybaeum Yacht, led by Giorgio Maggio and Vincenzo Marco Pecorella, both in their mid-twenties, are steering the company towards innovative waters with the introduction of their inaugural model – the Levanzo 25.

A Synthesis of Strength and Elegance

The Levanzo 25 blends a fisherman’s robustness with the grace and amenities of a compact yacht. With its high, flared bow, this 7.70 metres vessel promises not only a head-turning aesthetic but also a sturdy, reliable performance on the open sea. One of the standout features of this vessel is its deep “V” hull, boasting a 22-degree deadrise, designed to ensure a secure and dry journey, even when navigating through rough waters.

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Serious Fun at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

By Allegra Smith-Herriott

As the plane started its descent, bright blue skies gave way to crystal clear turquoise waters as we skimmed over the famous Maho Beach. Exiting the airport, I was hit with a wall of warm salty air from the northeast trade winds. Nothing compares to arriving in the Caribbean.

From the airport, I headed to the Regatta Village in Port de Plaisance. Wednesday being ‘Day 0’ was registration day of the Regatta. Teams were out on the water to shake out sails, on the docks making last-minute preparations and in the Regatta Village for registration and most importantly picking up their cases of Heineken.

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How To & DIY

Ask Andrew: Post haul-out checklists

Svala at anchor 400

The end of the boating season is not on the last day that the boat is in the water. There are important steps to take one your boat is hauled to protect it for the winter – ‘winterizing’. Here are important steps to review before kicking your feet up and dreaming of your next onboard adventure:

  1. Whether cradled, blocked or trailered: ensure that the final positioning is ideal for six months of rest. The boat should be level or angled slightly to allow water to drain appropriately. The blocks or cradle should be supported so that the earth below won’t sink during spring thaw. The trailer should have tire pressure checked, and wheels chocked. If winter work is planned, make sure that the set-up is prepared now to ensure safety for the boat and people working aboard.

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Marine Products

Equipment: Lifts for Larger Boats

Neptunus Helm 400

Owners of larger cruisers, offshore performance and sportfish boats often don’t realize that their investments can be stored out of the water just like a small center console. Golden Manufacturing offers two boat lift solutions that not only accommodate these heavy vessels, but also meet the needs of virtually any installation criteria.

The Golden Four-Post Lift accommodates boats up to 56,000 lbs. Mounted onto wood, steel, concrete, fiberglass, or PVC piles, it can be configured to hoist almost any hull shape and propulsion combo. Heavy-duty adjustable guideposts gently position the vessel into place on the bunks. When ready, the owner simply presses the button, and the boat rises out of the water. For even heavier boats, the Golden Eight-Post lift will handle up to 240,000 lbs.

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