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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Buying A Boat? You could win $10,000 from Discover Boating

Buying a boat this year? If so, you could win $10,000 towards the purchase of your boat courtesy of Discover Boating Canada. Download the Discover Boating Canada Safety app, to access and submit the contest entry form before September 30, 2018, and your name will be entered into a contest to win $10,000 towards a boat purchase you made between January 12, 2018 – September 30, 2018 and took delivery of before May 2019. Boat purchases include new and pre-owned vessels purchased from authorized vendors such as North South Yacht Sales. Already using the Boating Safety App? No worries, you are still eligible to enter the contest if you have purchased a boat this year. The Boating Safety App is

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NSNG Becomes Sales Agent for CRANCHI CANADA

North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce that effective immediately, they will be representing Cranchi Yachts for the Canadian Great Lakes region, through a working relationship with Cranchi Yachts Canada. Based out of Montreal, Quebec, Cranchi Yachts Canada is led by Denis Poliseno, who also runs a long-established, family run marina business, Poliseno Marine. After having toured the Cranchi manufacturing facility in Lombardy, Italy, Mr. Poliseno was so impressed with the exceptional and high-quality product that Cranchi Yachts produces, he worked closely with the ownership to expand their product line into Canada by opening several sale offices Also a family-run business, Cranchi Yachts was established in 1870, and today, at two state-of-the-art factories, they are producing an impressive

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NSNG Expands Yacht Brokerage to Montreal, PQ

NORTH SOUTH NAUTICAL GROUP INC. EXPANDS YACHT BROKERAGE  TO MONTREAL, PQ North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their yacht brokerage services to the Province of Quebec, with the addition of Richard Poirier to the North South team. Operating under the North South Yacht Sales (NSYS) banner, Montreal will be the newest office for NSYS, which currently has brokerage representation in Port Credit (Head Office), St. Catharines, Georgian Bay, Hamilton, and the Ottawa and Kingston regions. NSYS President Mike Burns, is looking forward to this expansion: “For many years we have been working with clients from the Quebec region. Now we can now better serve our clients with the addition of Richard to the team”.

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Toronto Boat Show Hits The BIG ’60’

North America’s largest indoor boat show, the Toronto Boat Show is celebrating 60 years of showcasing the boating lifestyle to Canadians. The show will feature more than 550 exhibitors and 1200 boats of all sizes, types and shapes. North South Yacht Sales, Ontario’s specialist in pre-owned power and sailing vessels, will showcase their ‘wall of boat dreams’ in booth #1737 – located along the north wall. Drop by our show booth, check out our dream boat board and meet the NSYS team. The Toronto Boat Show offers great family value with something for everyone from wakeboarding lessons, canoe and kayaking boat rides to fishing demos, FREE boating seminars and even a live trout pond for the kids. If you really want to stay

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BVI Tourist Board Says: ‘We’re Back In Business’

Although the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and its tourism sector were deeply affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, on November 1st, the Tourist Board proudly proclaimed: ‘We’re Still Sailing’. The BVI Tourist Board and government have been fully dedicated to restoring the territory to its luxurious allure. While many of the landside accommodations are currently closed, the BVI is thrilled to announce that the yachting sector started welcoming visitors as of November 2017. The following charter companies intend to resume sailing for the Winter 2017/2018 season – many of whom are bringing new yachts to the BVI for the first time: ● November 2017:  Virgin Motor Yachts | BVI Yacht Charters | Dream Yacht Charter | Tradewinds ● December 2017:  The Moorings

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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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NSYS Opens New Hamilton Office

 North South Nautical Group Inc. is pleased to announce the expansion of their yacht brokerage services to the Hamilton region of Western Lake Ontario. Operating under the North South Yacht Sales (NSYS) banner, Harbour West Marina will be the newest office for NSYS, which currently has brokerage representation in Port Credit (Head Office), St. Catharines, Georgian Bay, and the Ottawa and Kingston regions. Hamilton’s Harbour West Marina is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, with a significant increase in marine services. A new major feature is their 40,000 square foot indoor heated storage complex that houses approximately 75 boats and can handle vessels up to approximately 90 feet in length. There will be two marine lift piers with a 50 ton

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Going boating? Boat Safely from Port to Port

Discover Boating Canada has just launched a new safety app that is quickly becoming the ‘must have’ for Canadian boaters. It is designed to keep boaters, their friends and family safe while out on the water. Regularly updated by recreation marine industry specialists, the Discover Boating Canada Safety App will ensure that Canadian boaters will have all the helpful and up-to-date information about safe boating practices in one place and easily accessible by a mobile device. Broken into three major categories: Be Prepared | Plan your trip and Your Reference Guide, boaters can access important boating information including: Boating safety checklists Weather resources to help plan trips Minimum required safety equipment and navigation light requirements based on vessel type Visual references of buoys

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Smart Boaters Choose Professional Brokers

North South Nautical Group is a proud supporter of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program. We encourage all of our brokers to become CPYB certified and as a team became the first yacht brokerage in Canada to attain the recognition of CPYB ‘Endorsed Brokerage’. But what does it mean for the boat buyer or seller? Isn’t one yacht brokerage as good as another? Like other industries, recreational boating has created professional organizations to monitor its activities. In North America, it’s the CPYB that monitors and regulates the activities of yacht brokers. CPYB certification is rigorous, requiring 3 years work experience prior to applying, an extensive three-hour exam and regular annual re-certification credits. With all that work, boat buyers and sellers can

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TORONTO BOAT SHOW CELEBRATES 59 YEARS!

North America’s largest indoor boat show, the Toronto Boat Show is celebrating its 59th year as ‘the best place to see and buy the latest in boats and boating related accessories and services’. The show runs January 21 to 29 (January 20 is the preview day) at the Enercare Centre, Exhbition Place, Toronto. Advance tickets are now on sale, with a number of options for single, 2-day, 9-day and unlimited weekday evening passes. North South Yacht Sales, Ontario’s specialists in pre-owned power and sailing vessels, will showcase their ‘wall of boat dreams’ in booth #1737 – located along the north wall. Drop by our show booth, check out our dream boat board and meet the NSYS team. Not your first show visit? Here

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North South Nautical Group welcomes Cenk (Jack) Yener

PRESS RELEASE Mike Burns, President of North South Nautical Group Inc., is pleased to announce that Cenk (Jack) Yener has joined the North South Yacht Sales division. He will be working jointly with his wife Elif Hanhan Yener who joined NSYS in 2015. Originally from Turkey, the Yener’s were the owner/operators of a successful Yacht Brokerage at the Kalamis Marina in Istanbul. While Elif re-located the family to Canada, Cenk (Jack) who holds a Florida Yacht & Ship Salesperson’s License, operated as a Yacht Broker in Miami. According to Burns: “Combined, Cenk and Elif have a wealth of knowledge and well-established contacts not just in Canada, but throughout Europe and the United States. Cenk will make a wonderful addition to

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26th Annual Port Credit In-Water Boat Show
Aug 26-28

The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show has plenty to offer boaters & vendors! The 26th Annual Port Credit In-Water Boat Show runs August 26-28 at the Port Credit Harbour Marina. This year promises to be another very successful show with a forecast of great weather – and a great selection of new and pre-owned vessels for sale. The CPYB brokers at North South Yacht Sales are pleased to showcase the following vessels on R dock: 1985 Ocean Alexander 38 Double Cabin 2003 Hunter 326 1995 Bayliner 4587 Cockpit Motor Yacht 1986 Ocean 38 Super Sport Show visitors will also be able to inspect power and sailing vessels from Port Credit Yacht Brokers: Anchor Yacht Sales, Pat Sturgeon Yachts, Navy Point Yacht Sales and

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Port Credit Spring Boat Show
June 3-5 – Credit Village Marina

The Port Credit Spring Boat Show is the annual kick-off to the boating season! The 3rd annual Port Credit Spring Boat Show runs June 3-5, 2016 at Port Credit’s prestigious, Credit Village Marina. Once again, this year promises to be another very successful show – with great weather and a great selection of new and pre-owned vessels for sale. Visitors can expect to find an extensive display of new & used power and sailboats from the Port Credit Yacht Brokers (Anchor Yacht Sales, North Lakes Yachting, Pat Sturgeon Yachts and True North Yachts). And of course you can count on seeing vessels from the North South Yacht Sales. Our CPYB yacht brokers will be ready to put you in the boat of

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Tips On Selling Your Boat | Making A Great Presentation

Selling your boat is just like selling your house, you want to present your best. If you are thinking of selling your boat, now is the time to make sure that your boat is clean and those annoying little things that should have been fixed are. Our professional yacht brokers have been selling boats for many years, and are knowledgeable on those exact items that could make or break a sale. Here are a few things to consider when getting your boat ready for sale: De-clutter and clean your boat. If the carpets and upholstery are worn, it may be worth investing in replacing these items. Again, it will not make your boat worth more than fair market value, but

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Tips On Selling Your Boat | Getting The Price Right

When you’re ready to sell your boat, establishing a price can be difficult.

This is precisely one of the services a professional yacht broker can guide you through to help establish a price that is fair market value and encourage a quick sale.

At North South Yacht Sales, we ask our customers to keep a few things in mind when establishing a boat price –

The 10% rule

– Yacht brokers use a number of tools, (not always available to the public) to determine the value of a boat. Once a broker has established an average selling price, the asking price is set to within 10% (lower or higher) of that price.

What’s key, is to understand that the value of a boat should not be determined by the asking price of similar boats currently on the market, but rather by an assessed market value based on sold boat data.

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