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Subject: congrats to the winners!
(Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 05:56PM by Colin Jackson)
~ CONGRATULATIONS to PETER & his sailing friend CATHY (not to be confused at all with his WIFE PATRICIA) ~



PETER & CATHY had their THREE HOUR CRUISE with CAPTAIN NIGEL ~ we're just so pleased that they didn't become 'castaways'

~ both avid sailors, PETER said he thinks the "DARK SIDE" is great & CATHY was totally amazed with NIGEL's handling of the boat in very tight quarters ~

if you would like to check out NETTA JEAN for your own magical trip, cruise to the next article on our blog & check her out ~~ NETTA JEAN is available for your next power boat charter adventure in BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COLUMBIA



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Subject: HEAR THE STORY & WIN A CRUISE~
(Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 12:17PM by Colin Jackson)

~ EVERY boat has a STORY: NETTA JEAN  ~

 

We believe that boats are people too.  We name them, care for them & get REALLY attached. For those of us crazy enough to believe it, boats are alive and they all have a story to tell.   

 

Today, let's consider NETTA JEAN, the SILVERTON 34 recently added to the COOPER FLEET.   Be sure to enter to win a 3 hour cruise if you can make it this SUNDAY.

 

Did you know that ships are named with female names to protect sailors as they head to sea, not unlike how their actual mothers protected them in younger years?  Well, NETTA JEAN is named for the owner's mother.  While his father had introduced young Evan to the water & sparked a passion for exploring and adventuring on the water.  You see, Evan's dad built small boats, including a Fireball sailing dinghy named KALALA (butterfly).  Sadly, his mother's battle with MS began & curtailed all the boating adventures.   Caring for family trumps boating holidays & Evan's mom could simply not partake.

 

This year, Evan bought the boat and named if for his late mother.  Enter an opportunity to pickup where those early adventures left off.  So, if you're healthy, why not get a good dose of 'happy' with your own ocean playground exploration?   

 

NETTA JEAN is seaworthy - she's been tested in some pretty big swells.  As with many boats we offer, we know the boat will take more than the crew will want to. 

 

She's also is the perfect platform for fishing or snorkeling, with her cockpit low to the water.  I joined Evan as he finished up installation of a second down rigger.  The boat also has crab traps & a great tender with electric davit, making life easy for newly minted 'Pleasure Craft Operator Card carrying kids'.  The boat also has a couple of walkie talkies to connect with them during micro-exploration of quaint harbours. 

 

If you're heading out for longer, there are a few kayaks that can appear & add to your enjoyment - be sure to request those early to ensure we can make that happen. 

 

From atop the vessel the flybridge one has an excellent view.   This boat is capable of some great speed (as much as 25). Those extra few knots will cost more of course, but having some speed capability also translates to additional safety if someone needs to get ashore in a hurry or bad weather is approaching.   Cruising around 17 knots uses about $55/hour in fuel at today's diesel prices. 

 

ENTER NOW to win a 3 hour cruise on NETTA JEAN this SUNDAY

 

Drop by or click to see her!



 

Subject: GET FAMILIA with our latest fleet addition
(Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:06PM by Colin Jackson)
~ FAMILIA is our latest addition to the SIDNEY charter fleet ~

~ we're not entirely sure if the name is from the 1987 BRAZILIAN ROCK band or the midieval designation for HOUSEHOLD (sometimes WIKIPEDIA isn't really all that helpful), but we know this to be a fine 3 stateroom vessel from the SEA RAY factory - & you can visit her online or at PORT SIDNEY ~

sea ray charter

whether you are looking for a bareboat adventure or like to add a skipper for a luxury yacht charter from SIDNEY/VICTORIA, FAMILIA would be a fantastic choice
Subject: ALEGRIA ~ swiftsure win & more
(Posted on May 28, 2015 at 10:18PM by Colin Jackson)
~ ALEGRIA x places FIRST in division on the long SWIFTSURE BANK course in the 2015 race ~

alegria swiftsure 2015

preparations are underway for her first VAN ISLE 360 & a second circumnavigation of the island immediately following that as an ADVANCED & OFFSHORE course

see the full updates on her page
Subject: SPECIAL EVENT - get aboard the AQUILA 44 POWER CAT on JUNE 6
(Posted on May 28, 2015 at 03:40PM by Colin Jackson)
GET YOUR TICKET to board the AQUILA

~ if you haven't met our brand new, 'fresh off the boat' power cat, now is your chance! ~

we're having an open house strictly for viewing this 44' beauty on SATURAY JUNE 6 from 1pm - 5pm

Aquila 44

~ we'll have some food & fun to properly introduce you to the WOW boat ~

email RSVP here - then stop by our office on the day for your official boarding pass!


~ everyone in attending that day gets a special gift & you have a chance to win AQUILA merchandise ~


Subject: now THAT's open house weather
(Posted on May 9, 2015 at 09:10AM by Colin Jackson)
CHECK OUT THE WEATHER for checking out boats & programs down at GRANVILLE ISLAND!!



BOATS OPEN 11-5 & still a few slots for boat rides (call ahead if you want one of those 604.687.4110)
Subject: OPEN HOUSE events scheduled for SATURDAY
(Posted on May 6, 2015 at 04:35PM by Colin Jackson)
OPEN HOUSE EVENT SCHEDULE: SATURDAY MAY 9

~ let's connect to launch a spectacular season ~



~ ~ WHATS UP SATURDAY ~ ~


~ ~ boats open 11am - 5pm ~ ~

tour the new AQUILA 44 power catamaran

 


~ COMPLIMENTARY intro boat lessons aboard MONK 36 trawler or CATALINA 445 - please RSVP (604.687.4110)
 

~ COMPLIMENTARY SEMINAR SCHEDULE ~

EARLY BIRD  theory & mystery unlocked: SPINNAKERS 10am to noon (COLIN jackson)

           LUNCH & PARTY !!! (BBQ on!!!)

           2pm ~ navigation guru JOHN slater - push & know the limits of GPS ~

           3pm JIM & ISABELA - adventures of SONSIE ~ the cruise to AUSTRALIA

           4pm 2014 VICTORIA - MAUI RACE recap ~ re-live the adventure from the safety of the classroom! (COLIN jackson)



 we look forward to seeing you at GRANVILLE ISLAND

Subject: two thumbs up at VICTORIA BOAT SHOW
(Posted on May 5, 2015 at 08:38AM by Colin Jackson)
~ WHAT A GREAT SHOW ~ 

seen here is JEFF COTE from PACIFIC YACHT SYSTEMS ~ checking out our AQUILA 44 power catamaran at the VICTORIA FLOATING BOAT SHOW



if you know JEFF (from our YACHT EXPO SEMINARS & his passionate pursuit of perfect yacht systems) ~ well ~  his thumbs say it all

~ check out the new boat online or at our open house this SATURDAY at GRANVILLE ISLAND
Subject: cool cat sighting
(Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 02:16PM by Colin Jackson)
TOP FUN instructor DAVID WEST saw an interesting boat entering the harbour in VICTORIA this morning ~ for a closer look, come to the VICTORIA BOAT SHOW starting tomorrow down in the INNER HARBOUR



~ by the way, DAVID'S wife PAT asked "how much will it cost DAVID to buy me one of these??" ~ she felt right at home aboard ~ we say "go PAT!!!!"


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Subject: hanging on the cat; cat hanging from a ship
(Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 08:24PM by Colin Jackson)
you don't see this every day - but here's a new 44' power cat hanging off the ship on her arrival to BC ~



the AQUILA 44 makes her westcoast debut at the VICTORIA BOAT SHOW this week & you can also come see her at our OPEN HOUSE at GRANVILLE ISLAND on SATURDAY, MAY 9 - come hang out on our 'no longer hanging' cat!




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