News & Updates

Harbour-West Hamilton
Boost Marina’s Capabilities

Harbour West Marina has acquired a new lift for recreational boats, capable of handling vessels up to 80 tons. According to their website, the Marina decided to replace the 50-ton capacity lift to the new 80-ton lift when the lighter lift was ready to be replaced. Marine lifts are used to launch and haul power and sailboats into or out of the water. “The trend has been for recreational boats to get larger, but not many marinas can’t handle the big ones,” said Harbour West Marina Manager Kelly Flood. Harbour West Marina was established in 1938 when the Hamilton Harbour Commission, with the Harbour Development Plan decided to construct a marine railway and dockyard specifically for the use of pleasure

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There’s An App For Everything!

Good-by paint chips! Interlux – the yacht paint specialists – has introduced a free Boat Paint Guide app designed to allow consumers better access to the Interlux Boat Paint App for Interlux product information and select the correct Interlux paint system for their projects. The new Boat Paint Guide app features a quick reference guide containing Interlux product information; product health and safety information; a store locator for the nearest Interlux dealer by address or the device’s location; and a paint calculator to estimate how much you’ll need for your boat. Available for Apple IOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Just what you need when you are checking the underside of a boat and have a paint question! Interlux is

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AVIVA Marine Assistance Program

Skippers’ Plan introduces AVIVA Marine Assistance Program Beginning this month, the new AVIVA Marine Assistance Program will automatically be added to every Skippers’ Plan Boat Insurance Policy. In a recent blog post, Skippers’ Plan stated: “Whether your plans include fishing with friends, sailing the open water or taking a leisurely cruise along a river, you can enjoy it with all the peace of mind knowing you have the insurance coverage you need from Aviva and Skippers’ Plan.” Among the value-added benefits included in the package are: Emergency boat towing services anywhere in Canada or US (24/7) Marine navigation and trip planning information and services Unlimited, confidential legal assistance via telephone Health assistance via telephone anywhere in Canada or US (24/7)

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NSYS Strikes Brokerage Alliance
With Len’s Cove Marina

North South Nautical Group is now the preferred yacht brokerage for Len’s Cove Marina. “We know that sometimes, as much as we don’t welcome the news, you may need to sell your used boat,” stated Sean Horsfall,  Len’s Cove Marina General Manager in a recent blog post. “We wanted to give you the best brokerage value by minimizing the time that process takes, and maximize the amount you can receive for your boat.” Fraser and Annie Campbell, who manage the Eastern Ontario Office, are Certified Professional Yacht Brokers and will become the NSNG representatives at Len’s Cove. Well known and well liked by the Len’s Cove community, Fraser and Annie had previously docked their 40’ Trawler there. NSNG will now

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Great News From Skippers’ Plan

According to Boating Industry Canada, The CG&B Group Inc., operators of Skippers’ Plan boat insurance, has brought well-known boater and insurance broker Graham Neale on board as Senior Account Executive. Neale is well known in the boating industry as a broker of choice who understands offshore performance boats. Neale will be working primarily with CG&B’s logistics clients and also contribute to the Skippers’ Plan team. High performance craft are quite unique. Because the engines, components and construction are so specialized so it takes a broker conversant with them to provide proper coverage. Skipper’s Plan has also announced that starting January 2014, it will enter the blogosphere posting on Observations and insights in the boating lifestyle and boater insurance. Skippers’ Plan

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The Galley Guys Now Online

That infamous Canadian Yachting cooking trio of John Armstrong, Greg Nichol and Andy Adams have just launched their own website. Now you can find The Galley Guys, at www.galleyguys.com along with a collection of some of their best stories about travel, food and entertaining on board. The Guys invite your comments and suggestions for new stories and galley hints. This fall The Galley Guys will be at the Annapolis Boat Show (this weekend), the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 31-November 4th) before appearing at their home base, the Toronto Boat Show in January 2014. The Galley Guys want to remind you to: Remember to drink responsibility on the water, drop the sails, turn off the engine, tie up and

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The Latest Marine
Entertainment Technology

FUSION, a leader in marine audio, has announced the overwhelming success and adoption of its innovative and award-winning FUSION-Link technology. Following a twelve-month effort to establish itself as the entertainment standard with boat builders, marine electronics Fusion Electronics for Marine Entertainment Centersdevelopers and other third party manufacturers, FUSION products and technology have been implemented by industry leading brands in all categories. The company’s True Marine entertainment systems have been adopted by dozens of boatbuilders including Bavaria Yachts, Boston Whaler, Caribbean, Contender, Ebb-Tide, Fairline, Fontaine Pajot, Grady White, Lowe Boats, Mastercraft, Matrix, Monterey, Princess, Ranger Tugs, Regal, Scorpion, Scout, Sealegs, Stabicraft, Sunseeker, Tidewater, Viking Yachts, Whittley and Yellowfin. FUSION-Link is now available on a variety of devices from Furuno, Garmin, Murphy

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New Navionics Products
Make Global Debut

Navionics, the leader in electronic charting, just announced the availability of Navionics+ and Navionics Updates through resellers worldwide. Navionics’ new products improve the way customers access cartography and boating information by providing easy online updates to ensure their charts reflect the most current data available for their GPS chartplotters. Navionics+ is a powerful electronic chart solution for new customers that provides unparalleled marine and lakes content and coverage on a single card. Customers can select charts from one of seven global regions, such as US & Canada, which enables download of saltwater and freshwater areas including the Great Lakes. Navionics+ contains multiple content layers including Nautical Charts, SonarCharts™ high definition bathymetry map layer, and Community Edits. “Navionics+ and Navionics Updates

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First Chris-Craft Hard Top
with Webasto Sunroof

Not only is Chris-Craft launching a new boat model, the Corsair 36 Hard Top, but it’s the boat builder’s first model with a sunroof. Chris-Craft chose Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America’s Series 60 Marine Roof as it’s preferred supplier. The Webasto series 60 skylight performed as promised and has so far, met all expectations. “We plan to continue with this partnership as we further develop and expand our product line. We chose Webasto over competitor products because of ease of installation, larger overall daylight opening and the customer service relationship.” said Chris Collier, VP of engineering, Chris-Craft Corporation. New Webasto roof ads pleasure to any boat A Webasto Series 60 Marine Roof adds open air pleasure to any craft.

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