YACHT EXPO SEMINARS vancouver schedule of expert speakers
 
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YACHT EXPO SEMINARS
 
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TOP 10 BOAT BUYING TIPS
session one FRIDAY, FEB 22 @ 1300 HRS
count down 10 of the top money saving tips any boat buyer should know ~ this draws from the full day boat buying seminar & was recently delivered at the BOAT SHOW AT THE CREEK & VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
 
 
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CHANGING TAXES on BOATS in BC
session two FRIDAY, FEB 22 @ 1430 HRS
COLIN JACKSON presents on the shift from HST & TDP on boat purchases to PST, GST & TDP and when each applies ~ particular emphasis will be paid to those considering fleet ownership ~ changes there are significant & the window of opportunity to save is CLOSING
 
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MARINE FINANCE introduction
session three FRIDAY, FEB 22 @ 1600 HRS
SEPI SAFFARI, lending specialist, BMO BANK OF MONTREAL will introduce you to concepts and processes in boat loans - bring your questions - BMO is open for business when it comes to lending to qualified boat buyers
 
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10 MARINE DIESEL TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
session four FRIDAY, FEB 22 @ 1730 HRS
DAVE BONAR of BOSUN'S YACHT SALES introduces 10 things to check when your marine diesel isn't performing up to specification - or just plain being stubborn - take steps to be a more self sufficient captain with this one
 
 
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VICTORIA - MAUI YACHT RACE
session five FRIDAY, FEB 22 @ 1900 HRS
presented by JEFF SUTCLIFFE - hard to use the word veteran with someone only 16 years old, but this young sailor has many more miles than just about everyone expected in the room and he's participated in two of these monumental races already (among other achievements)
 
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FLOTILLA ADVENTURES
session six SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1000 HRS
MARLA HEDMAN is a resident flotilla expert - not just because she's been there' and 'done that', but her unbridled enthusiasm for the shepherding & community aspects of these great cruises embodies our goals - specific emphasis on a few great trips for 2013 right here in beautiful BC
 
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CATAMARAN CRAZE
session seven SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1130 HRS
GEOFF TEOLI from BOSUN'S YACHT SALES and some of his counterparts from YACHT SALES WEST will talk about the evolution of the catamarans through to there status as the fastest growing segment of the industry - special emphasis to local considerations for fantastic floating felines
 
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LADY VAN: HERITAGE REGATTA IN EUROPE
session eight SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1300 HRS
after being inducted into the BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME in 2012, DON MARTIN didn't sit back & call it quits - our favourite designer took the heritage beauty LADY VAN to compete in EUROPE - don't miss his 'always entertaining delivery' of the latest adventure
 
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PYS MARINE ELECTRICAL AUDIT LESSONS

session nine SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1430 HRS
JEFF COTE at PACIFIC YACHT SYSTEMS will follow up some of his earlier shocking presentations with this brand new one that circles around some DIY pitfalls and alarming things found in their famous electrical audits done to date.
 
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CRUISING THE SOUTH PACIFIC
session ten SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1600 HRS
while highlights of his career should really include tenure as head instructor at COOPER, AL BOREHAM's most recent achievements include the recent publication of BEER IN THE BILGES and he's here to share some of the great stories that make up these memorable memoirs
 
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HYBRID TECHNOLOGY IN BOATS
session eleven SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1730 HRS
NO WIND, NO DIESEL - GIBSONS? - NO PROBLEM
DAVE BONAR of BOSUN'S YACHT SALES will introduce HYBRID TECHNOLOGY in boats with an ability to check it out first hand on the GREENLINE HYBRID dockside at GRANVILLE ISLAND
 
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DOCKING MAGIC
session twelve SATURDAY, FEB 23 @ 1900 HRS
docking in style - isn't that what's really important? after all, nobody really sees you much when you are out there - so perform well where the gelcoat will thank you and the audience will applaud - COLIN JACKSON unlocks some of the secret spells to make it look easy - or at least build a foundation for your future practice!
 
 
 

SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK

 

when we get to play on the water, it's great to remember those who've been unable to do so for various reasons - YES 2013 is run in support of the food bank, so please bring non-perishable items or money in support of the food bank - we'll take them the proceeds after each event