Wednesday, June 29, 2016
We are on YouTube!
Did you know we are now on youtube? We have just uploaded a new video of
the 2007 Cruisers Yachts 460 Express, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHK6Gzvb40
Subscribe to our channel for more videos like this to come!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sailing La Vagabonde: Couple sailing around the world
You will want to follow this Australian couple as they sail across the world in their 43ft yacht. They share the many ups and downs that come with being at sea, making for a very inspiring journey. They have been sharing their story via YouTube, their latest video marking the half-way point across the Pacific. They are guaranteed to inspire you and your sailing goals!
Edited on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:01 PM
Sunday, June 26, 2016
New eco-friendly electric boat tours for Rideau Canal
A new eco-friendly boat tour program will offer a unique cruising experience for tourists and locals along the downtown portion of the Rideau Canal.
The locally built, state-of-the-art electric boats will host daytime
tours and other special events. The first boat, The Queen Elizabeth
Dr., will begin operations in time for Canada Day. The second, The
Colonel By, will be launched in time for the 2017 season.
The boats will be in operation following a one-year hiatus, the first time there were no tours on the canal since 1949 when Paul’s Boat Lines first launched. The company cancelled tours in the spring of 2015 after it was unable to reach a long-term lease with Parks Canada.
Great news for local tourism, jobs and the economy all while helping keep our lakes clean.
The Queen Elizabeth, a 100 per cent electric vessel to be operated by Rideau Canal Cruises this spring and summer, is lowered into the water of the Gatineau River for the first time for testing. (Errol McGihon/Postmedia)
Courtesy of http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/new-eco-friendly-electric-boat-tours-for-rideau-canal-announced
Saturday, June 25, 2016
2011 Cruisers Yachts Cantius 48 Co-brokerage
A big congratulations to Todd and Tina on their new 2011 Cruisers Yachts
Cantius 48! Just in time for summer, we wish you great times out on the
We sold this boat as a part of a co brokerage deal. We are more than happy to work with other brokers if it means finding the boats our clients want.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Race to Alaska to begin this Sunday: 750 miles, no motors, no support.
Race to Alaska endurance boat race will kick off this Sunday
June 26th at noon. "750 miles, no motors, no support" all the way
from from Victoria, B.C. to Ketchikan, Alaska. This race is not for
everyone! Last year 35 boats started the race and only 15 finished. This
year 65 boats will participate, the first place team winning $10,000.
Second place wins a set of steak knives.
Courtesy of Race to Alaska:
The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune.
It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind.
It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run
down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.
There are squalls, killer whales, tidal currents that run upwards of 20 miles an hour, and some of the most beautiful scenery on god’s green earth.
You can track the race online, here: http://tracker.r2ak.com/
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
North America's Top 50 Yachting Towns
Yachting Magazine published an article listing the 50 top yachting towns
in North America. Some Canadian towns that made the list are Vancouver,
British Colombia; Sidney, Britsh Colombia; Halifax, Nova Scotia. Check
out the list for yourself, it might help you plan your next boating
adventure! What Canadian towns are they missing?
Find the full list here: http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/50-best-yachting-towns-3
Photo from YachtingMagazine.Com
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Fleet of 20 tall ships to race across Great Lakes this summer
Something to keep your eye out for this summer - at least 20 tall ships are scheduled to visit each of the Great Lakes, including a replica Viking longship and a 170-foot Spanish Galleon. The fleet will set sail on the lakes between July and September, with scheduled stops and races on Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior. Port stops usually entail a festival with music, food and tours of the boats open to the public. The entire roster has yet to be announced, but the fleet will make port at least 8 times in the Great Lakes this summer.
• Toronto, Ont., July 1-3.
• Fairport Harbor, Ohio, July 8-10.
• Bay City, Mich., July 15-17.
• Chicago, Ill., July 27-31.
• Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 5-7.
• Duluth, Minn., Aug. 18-21.
• Erie, Penn., Sept. 8-11.
• Brockville, Ont., Sept. 17-18.
Edited on: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 2:18 PM
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Wishing you a happy Father's Day weekend
The United City Yachts team would like to wish everyone a happy Father's Day this weekend. It's going to be a beautiful one, so get out by the water and soak it up! Boating is a great way to celebrate and bring families together. Whether it be for sport, recreation, cruising, fishing, swimming, or travel, it is a lifestyle that the whole family can enjoy together. What are your favourite boating memories with your family?
Friday, June 17, 2016
NEW LISTING! 2005 Silverton 34C
Located in Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Low Hours, Bow Thruster, Brand New Canvas, Reverse Camera. For full details please view: http://georgianbayyachtsales.com/boat_listing.php?id=586
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Just listed! Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge
Just listed, a 1999 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge asking price $175,000. In very good condition and loaded with extras, powered by twin 450 HP Cummings with only 1073 hours since new. 3 stateroom, 2 head lay out, bimini and full enclosure in great condition. See an extremely detailed listing with additional photographs on our website: www.kingstonyachtsales.com
Contact us today to get onboard! This boat must be seen to be truly appreciated.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Sailing for Health
Sailing is more than just a hobby! It is actually an excellent way to keep healthy. When you sail you get a whole range of benefits including a full body work out, stress reduction and improved concentration. Read the top ten benefits of sailing here: http://www.healthfitnessrevolution.com/top-10-benefits-sailing/
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Brand new listings
A busy spring means lots of new hot listings. Recently added to our inventory a beautiful 2007 Cruisers Yachts 460 Express $299,900. Twin volvos, very well maintained, plenty of new upgrades. Visit our website for full specs and additional photographs: www.kingstonyachtsales.com
Saturday, June 11, 2016
MEC Paddlefest: Lake Ontario Water Keeper
A great day spent at MEC Paddlefest volunteering with Lake Ontario Water Keeper, helping raise awareness for a more protected Lake Ontario.
The idea is to make sure those who use the lake for swimming, fishing and boating have a clean lake for generations to come. The more people care, the better protected our lake will be! For more information you can visit http://www.waterkeeper.ca/
Friday, June 10, 2016
The hunt for a Nonsuch 33
We went searching for this 2009 Nonsuch 33 for a client who had their heart set on the boat. After a long hard search we were able to find the perfect one for our buyer, just what they were looking for.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Summer forecast, what does this mean for the Canadian boating season?
Good news! It looks like we are in store for a beautiful summer. According to Global News, the Great Lakes will be warmer than usual, meaning it's the perfect time for you to get out on your boat! If you've been putting off getting that boat you've been dreaming of, looks like this summer is the chance you've been waiting for.
Edited on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 3:10 PM
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Toronto police save boaters on Lake Ontario
The Star featured an article this Sunday after heavy winds caused a boat to capsize near Spencer Smith Park in Burlington. Luckily all four boaters were wearing their lifejackets, and were all rescued safe and sound. Read the full article here: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/06/05/gta-police-rescue-several-boaters-from-flipped-vessels-on-lake-ontario.html
Moving on up!
After taking a 2010 Sea Ray 350 on trade we moved our clients into a 2011 Sea Ray 390. It is always a pleasure to help a buyer move into something bigger and better suited to their needs. We are happy they got into the boat they wanted just in time for the summer season! Are you looking to upgrade? Visit our website to browse our latest inventory
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:05 PM
Morning from the Toronto Islands
Check out today's sunrise from our Toronto Yacht Sales client shuttle this morning bright and early at 5 am. We are your island connection and Toronto Harbour specialists.
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 3:06 PM
Happy new owners on there regal 4060 IPS!
Buyer and seller boating together for delivery to her new dock! This is what we love to see! Wishing everyone a great season ahead
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:17 PM
Client Review: 2002 Rinker 342 Fiesta VeeCongratulations to Tony and Gale on their recent purchase of an exquisite 2002 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee. We wish them many great times out on the water in their new boat! We thank them for their thoughtful review of our service:
I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of my wife and I for all of the help yesterday. You were fair, honest and accommodating. You went the extra mile to make sure that I was completely familiar with the boat and as a first time boat buyer, that is so important.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to buy a boat.
Thank you so much!! Best wishes for the future.
Tony & Gale
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:19 PM
Sending lots of boats to the USA!
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:21 PM
Victoria Boat Show 2016
It was nothing but sun and boats at the Victoria Boat Show! One of many boat shows we attend throughout the year, giving you the perfect opportunity to view some of the pristine vessels we have to offer. On display at the show a 2006 Silverton 38 for 249k and a one of a kind 2006 Spencer 46 sailboat listed at 399k. Selling? List with your local office and your vessel is promoted throughout our Canada-wide network of locations and into the US and further afield - we are Canada's premier Yacht Sales network.
Edited on: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 4:14 PM
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