News & Updates

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.

Tips on Selling Your Boat | Getting a marine survey

Now is the time to invest in taking care of those little annoyances. If you’ve ever sold a home before, you know how important it is to put your best foot forward. We all talk about ‘getting our house’ ready for market and the same holds true for your boat. Things like a generator that won’t start, or lights that won’t work can be perceived as major issues to a potential buyer and beg the question what else could be wrong with the vessel. It could also lead a buyer to intentionally drive the price of the boat down because of all of the ‘repairs’ that are required. Marine survey tells the true story Having a marine survey completed on

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Mike Burns Chats About Boat Pricing

Mike Burns, President of North South Yacht Sales shown here with Erik Kyle, publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt at the 2015 Toronto Boat Show talks about finding the right boat and the right fit for each customer. On the question of boat pricing, Mike explained that the market has corrected itself and particularly for the last two years prices have been pretty stable. North South Yacht Sales anticipates more US boaters venturing to Canada to take advantage on the currency exchange. If you are interested in bringing a boat across the border, the CPYB brokers at North South Yacht Sales, are experienced at facilitating international transactions. Whether you are looking to import or export a vessel between Canada and the US,

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Marine Professionals Talk Fuel Prices

At the 2015 Toronto International Boat Show, Boating Georgian Bay interviewed Mike Burns, President of North South Nautical Group, Ken MacDonald of Parkbridge Marinas and Chris Meyer of Crate’s Lake Country Boats, to give their insights on how lower fuel prices will affect the 2015 boating season. According to BGB, it’s good news for the marine industry. Via video.

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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