July 19, 2022
The Kingston Yacht Club (KYC) celebrated its 125th anniversary in the summer of 2021, in all the conventional ways COVID-19 protocols would permit, as well as one imaginative and progressive way that will serve its members and visitors for years to come.
October 7, 2020
Silver Streak Boats started from the grass roots in Sooke, BC with its early stages in Andy Barry ’s shop after long hours working at the Victoria shipyard. Andy had a vision and quickly began drafting and carving out foam proto-types which would one day become one of Canada’s premier welded all-aluminum boats.
October 7, 2020
Commodore’s Boats is a full-service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and experience on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Bosun (Bo) Spiller, owner and operator of the business has spent nearly his entire life hanging around boatyards, shipwrights and boat owners.
September 9, 2020
Schooner Cove Yacht Club through their staff Capt. and other volunteers organize cruises so members can experience the best of the coastal waters and enjoyed camaraderie of cruising with the group.
July 21, 2020
Maple Bay, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC – July 17, 2020: Maple Bay Marina is pleased to announce the opening of the new boat yard under new management. The Marina is welcoming Chris Watson to manage the facility, which will be opening September 1, 2020.
July 7, 2020
KYC SOLPast was an unbridled success! Thanks to ALL who dressed up their boats, and made up the KYC fleet to ring in the 2020 sailing season. Thirty-eight boats saluted the Flagship in what were perfect conditions for a lazy sailpast. We did this caper without sailing instructions (per se), and the fleet sailed past mostly in order.
April 29, 2020
It’s always amazing to me how life has degrees of separation that are incredibly small, even when you spend your adult life in another country than the one you grew up in. I grew up sailing on Lake Erie and when my father’s health was on the decline it was decided that I would be appointed to sell his boat.
January 8, 2020
Krates Marina Resort provides over 500 slips, a 50-ton travel lift, two boat launches, a full-service gas dock, boat and RV seasonal rentals, and so much more. Pride Marine Group offers onsite boat sales and a service and parts center.
December 27, 2019
If you have ever had the opportunity to motor or sail across Nottawasaga Bay, located in the southwestern part of Georgian Bay from Christian Island to Collingwood, your point of reference is the huge green expanse of ski hills on the Niagara Escarpment that encompasses Blue Mountain.
October 8, 2019
After working for a time at J.H. Ross Boats in Orillia, Sam Botting (1891-1954) moved to Lindsay in 1921. He and a partner bought out an existing boat shop located on the Scugog River (64 Ridout Street) and the business was renamed the Lindsay Boat Company.
September 30, 2019
In the early 1800s before the Toronto Islands existed, this same location consisted of a long peninsula that extended from the foot of the present-day Woodbine Avenue. The peninsula was built of sand carried all the way from the Scarborough Bluffs by the wave action.
August 7, 2019
Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats.
June 22, 2019
The iconic Bitter End Yacht Club, on the protected shores of North Sound, on the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands has announced that after more than 20 months of demolition and cleanup from Hurricane Irma related damage…
May 22, 2019
Jesper Rönngard, CEO of Navigare Yachting, announces that Fraser Yacht Sales of Vancouver, BC has joined as partner dealer, allowing the placement of new catamarans and sailing yachts into Navigare’s charter fleet in the BVIs, the Mediterranean, and Thailand.
April 9, 2019
By 1895, Henry Gidley (1864-1933) had established his boat building business on the Penetanguishene waterfront. At first named the Georgian Bay Boat & Canoe Company, it soon became known as H.E. Gidley & Co., and then by 1914 the Gidley Boat Company.
March 27, 2019
West Vancouver Yacht Club reports that following an independent certification process the Georgia Strait Alliance has awarded the West Vancouver Yacht Club, Fisherman’s Cove facilities, the Clean Marine BC 5 Anchor Eco-Rating Certification.
March 27, 2019
The Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto has a heritage of fostering one design and handicap racing fleets and currently supports many: Sharks, J-105’s, 8 Metres, International 14’s along with Offshore/Handicap plus its club-owned Ideal 18’s & Sonars.
March 26, 2019
The Templar Marine Group Ltd. has launched its first plug-in electric 26-foot boat for the North American pleasure craft market. Its flagship Templar Cruiser 26 is the first of five hand built electric propulsion vessels to roll off its innovative new assembly line in Kelowna, BC.
March 13, 2019
Nelson Gilbert (1854-1921) began building canoes in Brockville in the 1890s, a time when the sport was very popular. In 1904 he put up a shop and boathouse on the waterfront at 15 Jessie St., where he produced canoes, sailboats and rowboats, with plans to start building motorboats as well.
March 13, 2019
In advance of hosting the 2019 Albacore International Championship Regatta, the Shelburne Yacht Club announced they have received more than $110,000 for facility upgrades for the event.
February 27, 2019
One of the best things about living out here in Victoria British Columbia is boating 12 months of the year. As an ex-pat from Ontario I love sending pictures of my adventures on the water to my former club members at the Prince Edward Yacht Club.
September 25, 2018
Ever since Alexander Graham Bell chose Baddeck for his summer home the town has been a popular destination for boaters and tourists.
April 25, 2018
The 50th Annual of the Southern Straits Classic Yacht race hosted by the West Vancouver Yacht Club on the Easter weekend was resounding success.