Jeff Evans Presents Cruising Ontario’s West Coast and Boat Buying Basics at the Toronto Boat Show

Ontario's West Coast

Jan 11, 2024

Cruising Ontario’s West Coast

For those cruising Lake Huron, great destinations await you along Ontario’s west coast.  From Sarnia to Tobermory, the welcoming harbours of Grand Bend, Bayfield, Goderich, Kincardine and Port Elgin are yours to explore.  These communities steeped in Ontario’s maritime history are home to first class museums, great restaurants, pristine beaches, nightlife, artisan shops and a vibrant arts scene throughout the boating season.

Join Sarnia Power and Sail Squadron Member, Jeff Evans as he delivers you to Ontario’s west coast.

Tues, Jan. 23rd, Wed, Jan. 24th, Fri, Jan 26th, and Saturday Jan. 27th

Boat Buying Basics – Advice for New & Experienced Boaters

This seminar will address the most important considerations for buying a boat with valuable tips to avoid common mistakes. You will learn how to work through a dealer or broker and how they can help you choose the right boat for you and your family. We will discuss the benefits of getting a marine survey, what to include in an offer to purchase, why and when to get marine insurance, vessel licensing, education opportunities and required operator certification for powered vessels and the use of marine radios.

At the end of the session there will be time to ask questions and talk to the four presenters, including Jeff Evans who collectively have well over 100 years of experience in the boating industry.

Daily: Sat, Jan. 20th to Sun, Jan 28th

For a list of all the FREE seminars available at the Toronto Boat Show Click Here.

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