February 9, 2013
This boat is new on the market and ideally suited for a family who wants to enjoy boating in the waters of Vancouver and beyond. More details on the features of this boat house kept vessel will follow shortly. In the meantime the specs can be found by clicking here.
September 17, 2012
I saw these signs on the way to the rally to keep the Kits Coast Guard open. I was going to crop the image but then realized the no stopping sign next to the Coast Guard sign makes it read “NO STOPPING THE COAST GUARD”…that was the point of the rally too. Thanks to everyone who took a stand on Saturday.
September 15, 2012
At both Grand Yachts Inc locations:
Coal Harbour Marina, Vancouver, BC
Port Sidney Marina, Sidney, BC
September 14, 10 am to 6 pm
September 15, 10 am to 5 pm
September 16, noon to 4 pm
July 7, 2012
Over the years of selling yachts I have noticed that some people sail through the process, while others experience a fair bit of angst along the way; sometimes they just give up on the dream all together. Those who understand the various steps involved in purchasing a vessel tend to be the ones who not only enjoy the boat buying experience the most, they are also the ones who get the most value and the most enjoyment out of the choice they make. Boating Vancouver readers can take advantage of an upcoming seminar which covers the basic mistakes to avoid and the best opportunities of which to take advantage when purchasing a boat. If you are interested in attending this seminar please take a moment to answer the questions at the bottom of this post and be sure to send us your contact info by filling out the contact form on the “contact us page”.
Points covered include explanations on how and why to:
1. Ask the right questions before you buy a boat
- If you want to get the right answers, you need to start with the right questions;
- You will be provided with a list of questions designed to help you get the right information you need to get the best boat possible.
2. Create a plan to get the boat you want
- Plan for success and you are way more likely to get it than leaving things to chance;
- You will learn how to write a simple plan for buying a boat and will learn strategies to put the plan into action.
3. Understand available options and how to sort through them
- It’s always good to have options, but sometimes too many options can be overwhelming;
- You will learn how to quickly eliminate all of the boats that won’t work for you and concentrate on the many that will.
4. Do your due diligence
- Owning a boat is a privilege that brings with it some responsibilities;
- You will learn how to access resources which will allow you to do your due diligence in a way that is both convenient and effective.
5. Understand paperwork involved in purchasing a boat
- Although the purchase agreements used in BC are fairly user friendly, a few key points need to be clarified;
- You will learn the meaning of key terms used in purchasing paperwork so as to avoid costly misunderstandings.
6. Find a trusted broker
- Different brokers specialize in different types of boats and some work better with different types of buyers; finding the right broker can make or break your purchase experience;
- You will learn how to find the broker who will best suit your shopping style and what services they can offer to help you before, during and after the purchase.
7. Go big or go home
- There are basically two types of people who attend boat shows: those who are dreaming of buying a boat this year, and those who realize the one they bought last year is now too small. Your perception of the size of boats will change as you get to know more about them. Choosing the right size of boat to fit your needs is important;
- You will learn how boat layouts impact not only the performance of the boat, but also the comfort they provide in terms of living space.
8. Sort through what happens after you fall in love with a boat
- Buying a boat is a multistage process involving specific actions; the offer, counter, acceptance, subject removal and possession, all trigger events that need to take place to complete the sale;
- You will learn what is involved in each of these steps and how the process generally unfolds.
9. Prepare to be safe on the water
- Safety is really, really important;
- You will learn how you can prepare yourself and your boat to be as safe as possible.
10. Understand the stuff beyond the boat, moorage, finance, insurance, maintenance and supplies
- Once you have purchased your boat there is still more to consider;
- You will learn how to prepare for the many other pieces of the puzzle that need to come together in order to own a boat.
June 4, 2012
May 25, 2012
Friday – 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday – 11 am to 4 pm
At Coal Harbour Marina
Grand Yachts Inc Sales Dock
1535 Coal Harbour Quay
A little bit of everything!
A showcase of some fine yachts for sale from under 17 feet to over 80 feet!
Traditional and modern designs, including two unique sailing yachts!
May 23, 2012
If you plan to be in Vancouver on your yacht June 1-3 be sure to check out Vancouver’s own In The House Festival and remember to buy your tickets early as they will no doubt vanish fast. The 9th Annual festival is the brainchild of Vancouver producer Myriam Steinberg who inevitably attracts fine talent due to her own creativity and artistic vision. The In the House Festival will not only introduce you to 20 shows and over 60 acts, it will give you the chance to view them in the intimate setting of 12 private homes and backyards located in Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive district. The talent is diverse so choose the individual performances that suit your taste, or buy a weekend pass and take in the entire experience. The full schedule gives details of each act . Genres range from bluegrass, jazz and Gypsy violin; to dance, spoken word, vaudeville and circus acts. This festival is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Vancouver; it will give you a sense of the cultural diversity which makes this one of best places on earth to live and definitely will give you something to write home about. Locals interested in volunteering can apply on-line or support the festival through purchasing merchandise or by making donations. As an added bonus this year’s festival t-shirt sports a picture of a boat!
Amongst other details found on the website, you will see that the mandate of the festival is to:
1) Increase audience awareness of the immense variety and talent of performers in Vancouver through culturally and stylistically varied acts.
2) Create strong communities by getting home owners to open their homes as venue hosts and bringing together people from both the neighborhood and the rest of the city in the intimate setting of the home.
3) Bring recognition and exposure to artists based in the Lower Mainland in a non-traditional way.
Date: June 1-3, 2012
Time: Box office opens at 5 pm on Friday, June 1 and noon on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. The first show is at 7:00 pm on June 1st and 2:00 pm on June 2nd + 3rd.
Address: The box office will be located on Napier and Victoria
Tickets: Single tickets: $15 adults / $10 kids 4-show pass: $50 adults / $30 kids Weekend pass: $95 adults / $75 kids
Tickets are available at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr.) or on-line at http://www.inthehousefestival.com/index.php?article=purchase tickets
October 31, 2011
The purpose of Boating Vancouver is to connect people who enjoy boats, boating and boaters in and around Vancouver. If you have questions concerns or ideas pertaining to these subjects, please drop us a line and we’d be happy to share our thoughts, or to hook you up with an expert in that particular area. We enjoy one of the best boating areas in the world; anything we can do to help people make the best of their boating experience goes a long way to fulfilling the purpose of this blog. So if you have a need shout it out and we’d be happy to help you fill it!