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Subject: OPEN HOUSES are back ~ join the fun!
(Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 04:38PM by Samantha Jackson)
OPEN HOUSES are back! Join us at one of our three locations in VANCOUVER, SIDNEY, or POWELL RIVER to get to know the people and boats that make up our spectacular COOPER BOATING community. 

JOIN US
  • in VANCOUVER on MARCH 25,
  • in SIDNEY on MAY 13
  • in POWELL RIVER on JUNE 3
Enjoy complementary cruises between 10am - 12pm or 2pm-4pm, while mid day we'll be hanging out with some goodies prepared a-la-barbecue. Learn more about our different programs and paths to the water while getting your daily dose of VITAMIN SEA!

We'd love to take you out on the water and spend some time properly introducing our magic with you, but you need to register that interest with our office to be included in this complimentary offer. Please pre-register your interest
here.

SEE YOU THERE!




Subject: Lucky 13 for Powell River location
(Posted on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:22PM )

Today we lined up lucky number boat #13 for our growing Powell River location - and this one is an absolute home run experience.  This Westcoast Custom Yachts 64 footer has been personally tested by the builder to demonstrate the workmanship of his crew over the past few summers.  

Enjoy charters in the untouched beauty of Desolation Sound this summer from this ultra quiet, ultra efficient locally built masterpiece.  From the centre console tender kept up top on the world's best yacht crane to the satellite television system through the granite counters and underwater exhaust, whether you're a passionate boater or guest of one, this boat is sure to delight.  COME SEE HER TODAY AT OUR GRANVILLE ISLAND LOCATION OPEN DAILY THROUGH DECEMBER 24 before she starts her reign as the finest boat in Powell River next spring


Island Roamer remains for sale, but with all the strong interest so far indicating she is headed for our charter program, Forbes Cooper, the founder of Cooper Boating, gave the order today to start lining up a spectacular season for this fine vessel. If you are interested in charter ownership with this vessel, our the doctor is in and waiting to see you.  There are opportunities for a recently launched Pilothouse 62 and an Express 64 launching this spring as well. 

The redevelopment of Powell River's waterfront turns this logical jump off point to the worlds best cruising grounds into a showpiece and this city has been fantastic rolling out a welcome mat for fleet. 


If you're looking for something a bit smaller out of Powell River, please note that Calypso (addition 12) and Mariner's Compass (11) have also given the orders to move to Powell River in the spring of 2012.   Returning this spring are the great sailing pair of new Bavaria yachts that were fleet favourites in 2011 - Arcturus (32') and ACappella (45').

Desolation Sound - look out, we've got a fleet approaching the size of the Canadian Navy coming to invade your waters! (oops - that might be a little strong - sorry about that!)

Subject: FLEET UPDATE choices, opportunity and alternative medicine
(Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:26PM )

Enjoy CHOICES, OPPORTUNITY and cutting edge alternatives to conventional medical treatments for 2012 


CHARTER FLEET BUILDING: meet two of our special agents


 SIMON COX 


Yacht Sales West  Vancouver Island


About this time last year, Simon Cox from Yacht Sales West introduced some great people to our charter ownership program - and the concept he introduced blossomed into ARCTURUS, which has gone on to become one of the stars of our growing Powell River fleet.  As that fleet location grows, partly due to a few boats migrating north, for the first time in years we have openings in all three locations including the beautiful Port Sidney location.  Simon has new and late model Catalinas, Bavarias, and Dufours to show you at Port Sidney


 DAVE BONAR


Bosun's Yacht Sales ? Granville Island


Over 10 years ago, Dave Bonar was completing his MBA with the Ivey School of Business and he came to Cooper Boating to work on a practical evaluation of an ongoing business - that being our wildly entertaining boating business.  His team made some suggestions and we followed a few of those and blindly ignored a few others, but the magnetism of our industry has brought him back to work alongside Cooper strategically helping clients moving from chartering to owning their own boats - either to place in the Cooper program or enjoy privately.   Dave brings a passion for boating and a professional approach thanks to diverse business experiences and a lifetime enjoying time growing up (or not) on the water.  His time away from our group saw him take on challenges in the medical industry - but the treatment today is to help folks heal through the miracles of the ocean!  Recently, Dave has been scouring the corners of the planet looking for your dream boat - now he just needs to connect with you and write some prescriptions. (Honestly honey, Dr. Dave insists I need this boat)



Now that you've seen a couple of our special agents, enjoy the efforts of our supercharged fleet management team, check out some of their exciting recent developments :

CRISTA GALLI   2011 Dufour 405 Grande' Large  


In medical school, Rod saw a tiny bone like bit sitting up front of the brain and, in order to commit it to memory, he said to himself "that would be a great name for a boat".  30 years later, the 'sail of the brain' is in fact the name of Rod's new dream boat.  Come find out why this model has such rave reviews from the boating press.


Rod's trade in, a Martin 244, will shortly be available to the JIB SET sailors.   As the most over-equipped Martin 244 launched to date, GALILEO is sure to be an exciting toy for the membership.  Been thinking about the JIB SET membership? Mention this posting when you sign up in November and take 50% off your initiation fee and don't pay dues until January 15, 2012.  Take advantage of valuable free and super-low-cost clinics for members only and the exciting Polar Bear Cruise on New Year's Day (among others!)



CHOICES  Westcoast  Custom Yachts 46'  

A few years ago, Hugh contemplated jumping into the charter fleet ownership with the boat now called PRINCESS PATRICIA and timing just didn't work out.  When he connected with our crew this fall, Dave Bonar helped Hugh jump into another Westcoast 46 and CHOICES is currently undergoing further customization by the Westcoast Custom Yachts crew.  Ironically, Doug and Patricia - who did buy the boat currently known as PRINCESS PATRICIA have enjoyed moving from sail to power and are now working to update and partner on a larger vessel for the fleet.  If you are interested in taking over PRINCESS PATRICIA or partnering on the larger Westcoast 62 or 64, contact us today!

 Launching the newWestcoast Custom Yachts 62' - need your dream name!


OPPORTUNITY  2012 Bavaria 36 Cruiser  


The crew at Yacht Sales West got excited about the success of the our recent additions and have ordered a brand new 3 stateroom Bavaria 36.  Tentatively called OPPORTUNITY and headed for our Sidney location, this boat will happily take a name of your choice if 2012 is the year for you to take the plunge as a fleet owner.  The crew at Yacht Sales West has always been good about getting well equipped boats for the program and now they have raised the bar by allowing us to find some of the charter BOOKINGS for this boat ahead of time!  You won't find that on just any options sheet!


Subject: Arcturus Bavaria 32 Arrives at Granville Island
(Posted on Mar 30, 2011 at 01:29PM )
The new Bavaria 32 Arcturus has arrived from Germany and commissioning is underway.  This is the first of the new generation Bavarias designed by Bruce Farr to enter a local charter fleet.  
Arcturus will be based out of our Powell River location this summer.  In the meantime, she is here in Vancouver.  Very exciting!




Subject: one HUGE swim platform, 2 rudders, 3 heads, 4 staterooms
(Posted on Jan 9, 2011 at 04:57PM )
Just added - the second Bruce Farr designed Bavaria model.  ACappella is under construction at the Bavaria yard in Germany and will feature this massive power (up/down) swim platform: 
 (how cool is that?)
and she's got 2 rudders and 3 heads!  You can also split the boat between 4 couples or a large family with the 4 cabins.  
 ACappella (sistership)
ACappella will join her smaller sister Arcturus - landing in our Powell River base once thorough sea trials are complete.  
 Arcturus (sistership)
One favourite change to see back 'in style' (thanks in part to this fold down platform) is a big transom (of sorts)  - a place to put the name!
Subject: JUST ADDED - one sailboat and one powerboat
(Posted on Dec 18, 2010 at 11:35AM )
We have just added two boats to the fleet.  Arcturus will be a brand new 2011 Bavaria 32 that will be delivered in April and is destined for the Powell River fleet.  She is the first of the new generation Bavaria Yachts to head into a charter program anywhere in North America.  Bruce Farr is known for designing boats with excellent sailing characteristics and Arcturus is certain to benefit from this new design style.  The massive fold down transom platform is impressive (and our dock crew is glad they don't have to glue foam to the underside of the stern seats - which perpetually fell overboard on the older Bavarias)

The other addition is Cachet, a Carver 430 with a spectacular layout.  This well equipped boat is undergoing a host of updates this winter so she will be fresh for the 2011 season.  Check out Cachet and reserve today out of our Sidney location!

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