News & Updates

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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