Sneak Peak: Bavaria S36 HT

 

June 13, 2019

The Canadian Yachting test crew last week had the opportunity to run the Bavaria S36 HT at St Mathias Marine, the new Dealer for Bavaria Power Yachts in Ontario in Port Credit. This is an impressive express cruiser that will have great appeal for couples, or young families and the boat seems to offer excellent value, especially considering that it features German quality from an experienced and highly respected builder.

The Bavaria S36 HT provides surprising accommodation for a 36-footer with a private forward cabin that includes an extendable queen berth. Then there is a mid-cabin with two single births that can convert to a queen and in addition, the dinette on the bridge deck level can be made into a berth. If you find yourself with a big crowd, our test boat had the camper back canvas option and the aft bench seat and substantial high-low table enables you to make up yet another sleeping area there!

Our test boat had a very complete galley on the starboard side of the lower deck and then a second refrigerator in the bridge deck refreshments area.

Powered by Volvo Penta Duoprop D4 220 sterndrives, the boat performed very well with a solid ride and confidence inspiring handling. Joystick docking was also included on the test boat; a feature that any new owner would appreciate. With a top speed of 36 mph and a comfortable cruising speed of 31 mph at 3600 RPM, this is a handsome yacht that can really take a boat load of family and friends on a great adventure.

Watch for a full review coming soon in Canadian Yachting!


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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Destinations

Telegraph Cove—from Resource Community to Tourist Delight

Text and photos by Marianne Scott

Telegraph Cove is a small indent situated on Johnstone Strait in the Salish Sea, 15nm southeast of Port McNeill and near Robson Bight, famous for its orca-rubbing beaches. The village has experienced many iterations with a long history—the harbour once served as a summer camp for the Kwakwaka’wakw who fished and hunted here beginning about 8,000 years ago. Many of their descendants still live in the area.

It’s a hopping place in the summer—winter only caretakers remain on site.

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