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Subject: boat expo seminar schedule
(Posted on Sep 19, 2011 at 01:57PM ) Tags:

Here's the schedule of seminars for later this week so far.  We have a few people still to firm up - so expect a few late additions - but this open house has been transformed from static to supercharged with the BOATING EXPO flavour.   We've also got the flavour of the weenie roast!!

(September 19, 2011  v.2)


To gain access to any seminar, bring a non perishable food donation or cash donation to the Vancouver Food Bank to one of the BOAT EXPO participants.   You will receive a pass that allows you to attend as many seminars as you would like.  Thanks for helping this great cause - we hope you enjoy the presentations.


STAY TUNED - A FEW LAST MINUTE ADDITIONS EXPECTED!


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thursday, SEPTEMBER 22

1000 -? 1130 Basics of Boat Buying

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING

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thursday, SEPTEMBER 22
1400 - 1500 Up Close and Personal With Your Marine Head

 


DAVE BONAR - BOSUN'S SALES AND SERVICE AND DANIEL HAWKES - YACHT SALES WEST

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thursday, SEPTEMBER 22

1600 -1700 Winterizing checklist for your boat 

 DANIEL HAWKES - YACHT SALES WEST

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friday, SEPTEMBER 23

1000 -?? 1100  Recipe for a successful charter trip

DAVE BONAR - BOSUN'S SALES AND SERVICE

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friday, SEPTEMBER 23

1400-1500 Buying your boat from out of country - the good, the bad & the ugly

LEN BARONIT - YACHT SALES WEST

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friday, SEPTEMBER 23

1600 - 1700  The best value in English Bay - the JIB SET sailing club

PETER DERVILLER, JIB SET COMMODORE 

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saturday, SEPTEMBER 24

1000 -?? 1130  Basics of Boat Buying

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING

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saturday, SEPTEMBER 24

1130 -1230  The best value in English Bay - the JIB SET sailing club

PETER DERVILLER, JIB SET COMMODORE 

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saturday, SEPTEMBER 24

1230 - 1330  Up Close and Personal With Your Marine Head 

DAVE BONAR - BOSUN'S SALES AND SERVICE 

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saturday, SEPTEMBER 24

1400 - 1500  You Work Hard, Your Boat Should Too:  Charter Ownership

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING

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saturday, SEPTEMBER 24

1600 -?? 1730  Marine Electrical 101 

 

JEFF COTE - PACIFIC YACHT SYSTEMS 

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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1000 -?? 1100  Basics of Boat Buying

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING

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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1100 -?? 1200 Catamarans 101 (Design, Build, Charter, Purchase, Explore)

IAN STOPFORTH, VOYAGE YACHTS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1300 - 1400   You Work Hard, Your Boat Should Too:  Charter Ownership

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING


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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1400-1500   Introduction to state of the art - HYSUCAT 

IAN STOPFORTH, VOYAGE YACHTS, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1500 -?? 1600   Up Close and Personal With Your Marine Head

DAVE BONAR - BOSUN'S SALES AND SERVICE 

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 sunday, SEPTEMBER 25

1600 - 1700   Voyage of a Lifetime -  Set plans for Alaska, Around Vancouver Island and beyond!

COLIN JACKSON - COOPER BOATING



Subject: granville island boating expo
(Posted on Sep 16, 2011 at 08:31AM ) Tags:

Thursday, September 22 - 25

10:00 - 5:00 daily

 

Come enjoy our 4 day event intended to supercharge your boating lifestyle. 

From your first steps of learning to handle a boat through purchasing your dream boat, Granville Island is Vancouver's centre for all things marine. 

Step aboard new Catalina, Bavaria and Dufour sailing yachts. We'll have a good selection of pre-owned power and sailing yachts for sale and sail as well as select charter and club boats from Cooper Boating and the JIB SET sailing club

New to boating? Come on down and lets chat about getting you out on the water. Cooper Boating offers a full selection of courses from the basics like getting your boat operator's card to cruise and learns and offshore sailing courses for the more adventuresome.

Stepping up your game? Let's start planning your journey of a lifetime - Alaska next spring - circumnavigate Vancouver Island next June - attend one of our 'journey of a lifetime' seminars to start planning your big adventure.



For those with a serious sailing addiction and no boat, the JIB SET sailing club is the best value for sailing in town and a great way to meet some really fantastic people who share your addiction.

 

Enjoy a series of seminars conducted, with admission being your non-perishable food or cash donation to the Vancouver Food Bank.  The seminar topics include:

 

Stepping Stones to the Boating Lifestyle

 

Boat Buying Basics

 

Up close and personal with your marine head

 

When you’re working hard your boat should too (introduction to charter ownership)

 

MARINE ELECTRICAL 101

 

and more!!!

                       

 

The seminars will be held at the participants’ spaces on Mast Tower Road – a detailed schedule will be available shortly, but suffice to say we’ll have interesting topics daily. 

 

We look forward to seeing you - hot dogs courtesy of Yacht Sales West, refreshments courtesy of Cooper Boating and Bosuns Yacht Sales and cupcakes courtesy of JIB SET sailing club.


 

For more information on the event, please contact 

 

Yacht Sales West

info@yachtsaleswest.com 

 

Cooper Boating

crew@cooperboating.com

 

Bosun’s Yacht Sales & Service 

db@bosuns.ca

 

JIB SET sailing club

jibset@jibset.org

 

 

 

Subject: Free house with your boat slip!
(Posted on Aug 20, 2011 at 01:26PM ) Tags:
Well, this one says it all.  Buy a boat slip for $499K and they will throw in a house.  We all know that priority is given to the boating part of life.  The Okanagan is not much better for slips than the lower mainland and for people on Lake Okanagan wanting to skip the waiting lists for boat slips, they can get one here and as a special treat, the developer will give them a free house nearby their prized new slip.  Way to go!  


We are planning the 2012 charter fleet and can accommodate a few new vessels in the program at our three locations - Sidney, Powell River and Vancouver.  We cannot, unfortunately, offer a house with your new slip!  
Subject: RIPS 2011
(Posted on Aug 11, 2011 at 11:53AM ) Tags:

We're at RIPS race week - one fun filled week of sailboat racing.  Follow along at www.rips.ca

 

 

Subject: Welcome False Creek Fuel Dock
(Posted on Jul 11, 2011 at 11:08AM ) Tags:
Welcome back False Creek Fuel Dock.  The arrival of False Creek Fuels marks the end of a difficult period for charters and boating in and around Vancouver.  We've been toting around fuel and working hard around the problem of no fuel dock in False Creek.  Now, we have a shiny revamped facility for fueling right back where the previous operator closed up a few years back - at the south side of the Burrard Street Bridge.  Charter clients from Granville Island will find this very convenient - charter operators can get a few extra moments of shut eye with the resulting convenience of this facility.  A warm welcome to FALSE CREEK FUELS!

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Cooper Boating Event

ACappella launch party today.  This boat is a monster with 4 double cabins and a massive cockpit.  She is currently at Granville Island and will be en route for charters in Powell River July 3rd 2011. The Bavaria 45 Cruiser is the largest new generation Bavaria available for Bareboat Charters in all over B.C. Lower mainland Canada. The champagne hit the bow today and everyone enjoyed the great food and fun of the ACappella launch event. Fair winds and calm seas ACappella. A Congrats goes out to Sheldon, Grace and Family.

 





Subject: Things you can only see on a boat charter in Vancouver!
(Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 05:05PM ) Tags:
Today in front of Canada Place the rescue helicopters were giving a show and while thousands of people crowded the shore of the new convention centre and shoreline, the view from the water was spectacular.  Boat charters allow a vantage point that others just don't get!    


We can help you book charters in Vancouver and enjoy this fascinating harbour and points well beyond.  British Columbia is the best place on earth and you can start exploring BC by boat by contacting Cooper
Subject: Canada Day Celebrations at Granville Island
(Posted on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:34PM ) Tags:

Come down to Granville Island to Celebrate Canada Day.  Lots of fun for the entire family including the Canada Day Parade, free entertainment by the TD International Jazz festival, food, free bike valet, free tattoos, face painting and much much more! For more information and a detailed schedule check this out 


 


Be sure to stop by the Cooper Boating office for Canada Day specials on sailing courses and charters. We still have some boats available for the Canada Day long weekend; let us help you get on the water soon!

Subject: NEW 2011 Bavaria 45 Vancouver BC Canada Granville island
(Posted on Jun 19, 2011 at 04:29PM ) Tags:

Willkommen  "ACappella"  !!




After much  anticipation, our *NEW* 2011 Bavaria 45 has  arrived at our Vancouver
 docks! She's just visiting, however, as she'll be spending most of this summer
in the natural beauty of Desolation Sound


"ACappella"  sleeps 8 in 4 cabins and features a powered retractable aft swim platform for
those warm Desolation Sound waters (22-26 degrees Celsius in the summer)!




This lovely lady is booked up for much of the summer already, but still has some time in August
and September for a lucky charterer!




Subject: Catalina 445 Arrives Vancouver BC Canada
(Posted on May 25, 2011 at 08:53AM ) Tags:
On the truck at Granville Island this morning and fresh for the current season, NautOnCall is the latest award winning model from Catalina Yachts.  As the second boat to bear this name in the Cooper fleet, she promises to be very well equipped and lovingly cared for by Cooper and her owners.  She is available for bareboat charter from the Cooper Boating base in Vancouver.  Available time shown in real time online.  Book today!