News & Updates

Irma: An unprecedented force….

… will leave scars and tears for years to come Hurricane Irma hit the British Virgin Islands and St. Martin/St.Marteens on September 6th.  Pat Festing-Smith, a local Toronto sailor,  wrote the following essay that was reprinted in Canadian Yachting’s Onboard Newsletter. North South Yacht Sales is deeply saddened by the devastation all over the Caribbean. Last Wednesday morning through mid afternoon, Hurricane Irma made direct hits on both St Martin and BVI’s and at that moment of impact on the two tiny islands chains, as the most powerful storm in recorded history. Only during that short period of her devastating journey, was she a Category 5 (would be 6 if there was such a category) with 300km/hr. force and 7-11 foot

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Join Us At The August Port Credit In-Water Boat Show

For the 27th year, the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show will close the summer season, with what show organizers are promising the biggest and best show yet’. Held at the Port Credit Harbour Marina – August 25-27 – the PCIWBS will showcase a fine array of boats from marina residents including – Pat Sturgeon Yacht Sales, Anchor Yachts and Navy Point Yacht Sales. Four Muskoka based marinas operating under the Parkbridge Marinas banner will be on hand as will CAS Marine Sales from Cambridge. The North South Yacht Sales Team will anchor R dock, as always, with a selection of used vessels for boat buyers to view. Leading the marine services section of the show are PCHM residents Fogh Boat

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Survey and sea trial, the last big hurdle

Reprinted by permission of the author: Peter Bass, Broker with North Point Yacht Sales. After an offer has been accepted, the all-important survey and sea trial takes place. The surveyor works for the buyer and is responsible only to the buyer. Brokers know the surveyors in their areas and can reach out to other brokers outside their home area for recommendations, but it is imperative that the buyer do his or her own due diligence in checking credentials, and talking with the surveyor prior to the survey. For the purposes of this discussion, we are assuming that the boat has been advertised and sold with the understanding that it is in good operating condition, and that all equipment on the listing is functioning properly. Part

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