News & Updates

Yacht Broker Reg Bates Joins The NSNG Brokerage Team

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their yacht brokerage service to Downtown Toronto and the Caribbean. Career yacht broker, Reg Bates, will be joining the NSYS team and will be dividing his time seasonally between the Toronto and St. Maarten locations. NSYS BROKERAGE REPRESENTATION NOW EXPANDED TO DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND THE CARIBBEAN (ST. MAARTEN) Operating under the North South Yacht Sales (NSYS) banner, downtown Toronto and St. Maarten will be the newest areas of brokerage representation for NSYS, which currently has locations in Port Credit (Head Office), Hamilton, St. Catharines, Georgian Bay, and the Ottawa and Kingston regions. Reg has long been established in the yacht sales business, successfully representing manufacturers, buyers and sellers,

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8 Tips For Winterizing Your Boat

If you are trying to squeak in a few more days on the water, you probably haven’t given much thought to winterizing your boat. Trust us – winter is coming. Discover Boating Canada has a comprehensive list on How to Winterize Your Boat. We summarized the points here – to make it easier for you. Our only advice about winterizing: the time and effort you invest in winterizing will not only save you time but dollars come spring. 1) Policies & Manuals: This is a good time to review your boat insurance policy to see if there are specific requirements for winterizing. And don’t ignore your owner’s manual for winterizing steps that maybe particular to your boat. 2) Bilges: Make sure they

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LED Lights could be causing VHF Radio or AIS problems

With their low battery draw, cooler operation and sturdy construction, LED lights have become very popular with recreational boaters. However, these same lights may also be causing poor VHF radio and Automatic Identification System (AIS) reception, according to a Marine Safety Alert  recently issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. The informational alert outlined reports received from boaters concerning radio frequency interference caused by LED lamps that “were found to create potential safety hazards.” In some cases, the U.S. Coast Guard reports, the interference may cause problems if boaters need to call for help. The interference can affect VHF voice communications and subsequently AIS,  as well as Digital Selective Calling (DSC). In particular, masthead LED navigation lights on sailboats may cause problems

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