Why You Need Boat Insurance

Why You Need Boat Insurance

Just as with driving a car, a certain degree of risk comes along with operating a boat. Safe boating practices and education help mitigate that risk but having – and thoroughly understanding – an insurance policy is your best form of protection. More..
The Art of Inflatable Towing

The Art of Inflatable Towing

Tubing is one of the best perks of boat ownership. Kids absolutely love it – as does the inner child that lives in most of us as well. The learning curve is non-existent, making it an out-of-the-box activity. Still, there are a few things boaters need to know to ensure your experience behind the rope is as safe as it is fun. More..
Know The Ropes

Know The Ropes

Like most other things, ropes come in a variety of types and styles; some of them are highly suited to different boating applications, while others will give you nothing but grief. Taking a few minutes to learn the differences between various kinds of lines will allow you to choose wisely, not only making your time on the water far more enjoyable, but potentially saving your boat from damage and keeping you out of embarrassing or even dangerous situations. More..
More Features
How Well is Your Boat Made? - Why NMMA Certification Matters

How Well is Your Boat Made? - Why NMMA Certification Matters

You’ve undoubtedly seen the NMMA Certified logo and its notorious checkmark as you climb onboard a majority of boats. This signifies that the boat’s manufacturer has undergone a rigorous process and inspection by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and ultimately gained the exacting certification. Read More

So You Think You're a Safe Boater?

So You Think You're a Safe Boater?

The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and its partners are encouraging the approximately 16 million Canadians who will be heading out onto the water this season to be safe and responsible boaters. Read More

Fishing for Fitness: The Health Benefits of Casting a Line

Fishing for Fitness: The Health Benefits of Casting a Line

Fishing is a great way to relieve stress. Any angler will tell you being outdoors away from the business of everyday life is an excellent form of relaxation. Canadians are clearly passionate about casting lines and catching fish. Together anglers spend over $8 billion annually on supporting their passion. Read More

Discovering the Exotic Trent-Severn

Discovering the Exotic Trent-Severn

Alexis and Berwick Duval were excited about getting started on the Trent/Severn Waterway. From Houma, Louisiana, the couple’s first Canadian port of call was Trenton and they wanted to see more. (By Bruce Kemp) Read More

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

Whomever coined the phrase, “You can never go back”, clearly never attended – or participated – in a vintage powerboat regatta. Last summer, thanks to some highly creative and ambitious members of The Canadian Antique and Classic Boat Show Society, a plan was devised to bring a vintage boat racing event to ACBS’s 33rd Annual Boat Festival and Show in Gravenhurst, Ontario - and what a time it was! Read More

New Life For Old Boats

New Life For Old Boats

New boat just not in your future? Repowering your current cruiser with four-stroke outboards can breathe new life into the old hull, and reduce your fuel bill besides. By Craig Ritchie Read More

Trolling For Trophies

Trolling For Trophies

Knowing your species, structure and water depth are the key aspects of being successful when using this age-old method of catching fish. Read More

Catch More Fish With Navigation Charts

Catch More Fish With Navigation Charts

The boat’s fuelled up, your lunch is packed in a cooler with some cold drinks and, with your fishing rods in hand, you’re ready to go catch dinner. So you look over the windshield at a wide-open lake and wonder …. where the heck should I start? Read More

12