Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Interviews NSYS Prez Mike Burns

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Interviews NSYS Prez Mike Burns

On May 12, 2020, Erik Kyle, Publisher of Great Lake Scuttlebutt interviewed Mike Burns, President of North South Nautical Group. The discussion centred around the changes to the Canadian marine industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.




1:04 • Mike discusses general lack of access to boating
1:40 • North South Nautical Group has several locations in Canada and one in St. Maarten (Caribbean)
1:55 • What directives are Canadians in Ontario currently operating under?… Read More


TRIPPING The Rideau Canal with TVO

A tvo (Television Ontario) original documentary, TRIPPING The Rideau Canal is a remarkable four-hour journey along Ontario’s magnificent Rideau Canal, one of Ontario’s most pristine boating areas. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Rideau is also North America’s oldest continuously operating canal system.

The Rideau story is told in six episodes (see below) where viewers are able to explore the Rideau Canal from every angle.

  • 8 Step Ottawa Locks: Take a trip through the 8 locks at the end of
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Winter Boating: Marine Diesel Course

If you want to know about marine diesel engines – both the operation and maintenance, then you can’t go wrong spending a day with Craig Morley in his Lake Erie shop, learning the basics.

Every spring, before the marine survey business gets revved up, Morley conducts single day marine diesel engine theory and maintenance courses out of his shop in West Lorne, ON. [between London and Chatham, ON]

It’s a full day with both theory and practical demonstrations.

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Port Credit Spring Boat Show | June 8

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61st Toronto Boat Show | Many Great New Features

The 61st Toronto International Boat Show returns to the Enercare Cenre, Exhibition Place from January 18 to 27th.

North America’s largest indoor boat show, the 2019 Toronto Show will showcase a selection of 1200 boats ranging from 6 ft. – 60 ft., as well as the latest in marine accessories to hit the marketplace. A broad range of marine services exhibit including yacht brokerages; boat insurance agents; marinas; yacht clubs and more.

Once again, our team of yacht brokers will … Read More


Women’s Day: A New Toronto Boat Show Feature for 2019

The Toronto International Boat Show has added a new feature to its boating educational roster – Women’s Day –  a whole day educational opportunity for women – no matter what type of boater or at what level.

The show team has pulled together a roster of seminars and interactive sessions that will help every woman become e a better boater.

Here are two of our favourites.

Are you a trailer boater? Happy to drive the boat, or pull it out … Read More


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


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 … Read More


Jeannie and Bernie Luttmer win 2016 Legends of Ontario Sailing Award

The North South Yacht Sales brokerage team extends warmest congratulations to Jeannie and Bernie Luttmer who were presented with the 2016 Legends of Ontario Sailing Award at the 14th Annual Ontario Sailing “Celebration of Sailing” September 14th.

During the award presentation, the Ontario Sailing Selection committee, acknowledged that they had “…chosen a dynamic duo as the winners of the 2016 Legends of Ontario Sailing Award.  Jean and Bernie Luttmer have made significant contributions to the development and growth of sailing … Read More


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
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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 … Read More


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.

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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 … Read More


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 … Read More


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 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 … Read More


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 … Read More