Lagoon 42 – Water Dragon

Water Dragon for 2017 season will be ready for charter from the European factory.

Water Dragon

The trendy Lagoon 42 is polished and contemporary, with curvaceous and flowing external lines penned by French designers VPLP.

The catamaran is also easier to handle, thanks to an efficient deck layout that moves the mast also aft. A larger foretriangle for a greater choice of downwind sails, a shorter boom for ease of maneuvering, mainsail broader near the head, taking advantage of less turbulent wind for a real improvement in performance, re-centering of the weight, which greatly reduces pitching.

A cruising catamaran

The helm station is ergonomically designed so the captain can have direct communication mutually the cockpit and saloon below. A bimini top provides protection from the sun, while a sliding panel in the top still gives a quite a few views of the sails above.

Large, rectangular hull windows engage plenty of light into the staterooms. The owner can choose between three of four staterooms, which have island double-berth beds in the aft cabins and beds with side beg borrow or steal in the earlier cabins.

 

 

The U-shaped blue is fitted mutually wide counters to study plenty of many a moon for growing meals.

The U-shaped blue is fitted mutually wide counters to study plenty of many a moon for growing meals. The in a period space bouncecel be fenced in and enjoyed with air-conditioning, or prove to the cockpit outside.

 

Newly designed wide stairwell decked in teak lead perfect from the transom to the raw material, giving the feeling in one bone of a roughly larger yacht.

For 2017  season “WATER DRAGON” will be ready for charter direct from the European factory.

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Discover the secrets of Secret Cove – Nanaimo Yacht Charters

Discover the secrets of Secret Cove with Nanaimo Yacht ChartersSo if you’re cruising Vancouver and looking for a new adventure, one of the most beautiful and serene ports you can visit has to be Secret Cove. As your yacht sails into one of nature’s most beautiful locations, discover a perfect location that has everything you need, whether for rest and relaxation, a romantic getaway or even a location for refocusing and revitalizing.

As you approach the cove, you’re greeted by the stunning skyscrapers of Douglas-fir and Arbutus. With such a wonderfully romantic name you can certainly be assured of something special when you arrive. Enjoy breathtaking views from your yacht and look forward to a warm welcome as you come ashore to this beautiful bay.

Secret Cove is well known for its protected anchorages, thanks to its gentle bays and coves. It’s definitely worth taking time out to visit some of the beautiful pristine wooded areas that the cove has to offer. You can also look forward to enjoying some fantastic great west coast cuisine at one of the local restaurants.

Secret Cove is well known for its protected anchorages, thanks to its gentle bays and coves.

Thinking of exploring into town, there’s a post office and liquor sales outlet plus you can also find a great parlor that serves delicious ice cream. You’ll also be recommended to visit the Secret Cove Marine, where you’ll find a complete range of services. Secure mooring is also available.

There are a variety of hotels available if you’re looking to stay at the Cove, many offering fabulous views across Sunshine Coast’s finest locations. There are many different activities for you to take part in here too such as golf, swimming, walking and kayaking, however if it’s peace and tranquility that you’re after, you’ve also come to the right place. If you’ve chosen a yacht charter to celebrate a special occasion such as milestone birthday or anniversary, Secret Cove is a perfect location to create many new happy memories to remember.

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Cruising Vancouver on a Meridian 368 – Special Powerboat offer – JUNE 2017

Meridian 368 – Blue Skies

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Blue Skies is a well-appointed, high quality vessel, with a layout that maximizes functionality on one hand but privacy on the other.
The fore and aft cabins both feature full heads with enclosed showers.

Enjoy 360 degree views from the bright and airy saloon. There is heat in all cabins and the saloon for that extra coziness. Each cabin and the saloon are equipped with TV/DVD players.

The highlight of this delightful cruiser is the large fly bridge with ample seating and commanding views of the coastline.


Very easy to handle as she has both stern and bow thrusters and is a fast cruiser for those who wish to cruise further afield. Boarding is safe and easy with a generous swim platform. Molded steps are protected by sturdy rails into the cockpit which is above the aft cabin. The side decks are large with a complete enclosure.


If you are looking for a quality, well equipped modern cruising yacht look and it has just been approved for extra discounts, call/email us to book.

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10 Reasons to be an Adventure Traveller in 2017

Now it is a well-known fact that the great outdoors is good for you – body and soul. Getting away from the humdrum of day to day life, and getting back to basics is a dream for some.

So imagine how happy you could feel on board one of our yachts surrounded by the beautiful Canadian mountains, waters, and forests.

Well luckily for you, you don’t have to just imagine! Just in case you still have your doubts, here are our top 10 reasons to dive into adventure travel this year:

1.Improved health
Being out in nature is thought to help with conditions such as heart disease, attention deficit disorder, and obesity. It is also good to get out there, hiking, biking, yachting, whatever takes your fancy, all comes doctor recommended!

2.You can do it, whoever you are
Unlike many activities, adventure travel in nature has levels suitable for any age or ability. Yachting is a perfect choice for the whole family. It is particularly beneficial for the young and the old with Nanaimo Yacht Charters you will have access to some of the most pristine spots.

3.Better brain function
When you get to a certain age, a part of your brain called the hippocampus gets a little smaller, and this can lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Just an hour of walking every week can improve memory retention and can help keep you mentally healthy as well as physically healthy!

4.Gives you a better ability to cope
Adventure holidays are full of unknowns. You will learn to cope with unexpected situations when out in nature, especially when yachting. You may have to take a different route due to the weather, or avoid a certain area due to an animal sighting. The possibilities are endless, and not only is that unbelievably good fun, it is great training for back home!

5.You get to try something new
With all those unknowns, you will undoubtedly get to try something that you have never tried before. The most exciting thing about adventure travel is getting to try a different way of life for a while.  If you have something in particular in mind that you would like to try out on your trip, speak to one of the staff members here at Nanaimo and we will try are hardest to make your dream a reality.

6.Allows time to reflect                                                                                                          Adventure nature trips allow that breathing room, space for reflection, and therefore an opportunity to learn from the past and find solutions for the future. Giving yourself that reflection time is of up most importance for success

7.It builds confidence
Every journey changes you, and makes you more confident to push forward with your life. You dream, then you plan, then you are there, and then when you get home you share your magical memories, and that little cycle is quite the confidence boost.

8.Inspiration
Adventure nature travel helps you realize that what we have is precious, and inspires you to take positive action. When you become a part of nature, you can’t help but feel inspired to ensure future generations will have the same blissful experiences as you.

9.Renews adventurism
With all the amazing technology that exists in the world, the desire to stay inside is stronger than ever. Especially for children. A trip like this can remind you how amazing and wonderful being out in the real world is, and that no virtual reality experience or movie can come close.

10.That all important time out
Okay, so that is what all holidays are for. But with adventure nature trips you get fully immersed in your here and now. Other holidays keep you connected to the real world through WiFi, TV, and the like. It is easy to give in to distractions when surrounded by bright lights and so much noise, but with a nature holiday you can truly switch all that off and get some well-deserved time out.

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Dive into Adventure

Yachting is ridiculously relaxing. There is just something about the combination of fresh air, and lapping water that helps your shoulders drop and breathing soften. You can leave all your stresses and worries on the shore and watch them slip away over the horizon.
Do something different to help re balance your life, book yourself a yachting trip with Nanaimo Yacht Charters.

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Yachting holiday – British Columbia, Vancouver – An Exploration?

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Yachting Holiday

Yachting holiday at British Columbia, Vancouver, and Nanaimo are all famed for their stunning array of wildlife.

Set in this picturesque landscape it is yours to explore and enjoy whilst on a yachting holiday with us here at Nanaimo. From statuesque mammals to impressive birds of prey, fascinating marine life and graceful forest creatures – animal lovers are sure to have a whale of a time (excuse the pun!) on a Nanaimo yachting trip. In this article, we will have a look at our top three native land animals in a little more detail.

Black Bears

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Black Bear

Black bears are omnivorous just like us. They sustain themselves on a diet composed of things such as plants, small mammals, honey (yes bears do really love honey!), insects, fruit, and like their Grizzly brown cousins… salmon. It is also known that black bears will tackle a somewhat larger meal such as a young deer or perhaps a moose calf but this is a rare occurrence. In the whole of North America there are around 600,000 black bears, and about half of those reside the Canadian side of the border.

Their Louisiana and Florida relatives however are struggling with numbers and thus are listed as a threatened species with numbers around the 3,000 mark. Black bears can actually be found as low down as Mexico, and across 40 states in the United States of America. Populations have been pushed back by human development and now numbers are strongest in the remotest places meaning in BC we have a plentiful population of our own strain of the species. Intensive farming has been the most destructive force in depleting the bear’s original habitat.

Bald Eagles

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Bald Eagles

The bald eagle likes to set up camp in the forest too just like the black bear, and they also like to be close to large bodies of water so that they can have the best of both worlds; a cosy nest as well as ample prey. Although they aren’t shy when it comes to hunting, they do like their homes to be further from human activity. They are also exclusive to North America, and as they sit at the top of the food chain, they population is reasonably stable. It is only when their habitat is destroyed by humans that they struggle.

It is Canada’s biggest bird of prey, and it’s preferred dinner option is always fish. Should fish not be an option for whatever reason, it will instead choose to dine on rabbits, smaller birds, young deer, or squirrels. They are very loyal creatures, shown by the fact that they mate for life. Mating is instigated by an impressive aerial display by the males which is common in the bird kingdom. The heaviest population of the bird is found on the Pacific coast of BC but they are found right across America.

The Marmot

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The Marmot

The Marmot is a lot less well known than the bald eagle or the black bear, but it is no less awe-worthy. It is a big burrowing rodent that is related to the squirrel family. Unlike many rodents the marmot is diurnal (sleeps during the night time and is awake during the day time). There are 13 species of marmot in total, of those thirteen, four reside in Canada. There is the woodchuck marmot, the hoary marmot, the Vancouver marmot, and the yellow-bellied marmot. Both types are rounded and beefy ranging from 2-9kg.
Their fur is short and they have bushy tails and relatively tiny ears – making them absolutely adorable to look at. They like to live in areas plush with grass and greenery, but also the rocky slops of mountains and the lowlands. The yellow-bellied marmot, the Vancouver marmot, and the hoary marmot are only found over here in the west. The woodchuck marmot which is more commonly known as a groundhog don’t really have a single area of inhabitancy, and are somewhat scattered across the whole of Canada. The Vancouver marmot is only found on Vancouver Island – finally an animal that lives up to its name!
So there you have it! Our top three creatures to keep your eyes peeled for whilst yachting with us in the beautiful Nanaimo.

Boat Review: Lagoon 42

New additions to our fleet – 2017

She is the only Catamaran available for bareboat chartering from the mid island.

She is fully loaded with all the latest electronics and 
all the luxury one would expect in a state of the art catamaran 
from CNB Lagoon.

Design & Construction

The underside of the gullwing bridgedeck was configured to minimize pounding in rough seas; the glazed vertical windows that bend around corners cut down on heat inside; the composite bimini angles up, giving the impression of suspension; and the circular coach roof forms a compound curve all around the cabin house.

A structural center beam adds strength and also secures the forestay fitting, the anchor roller and an anchor chain well that runs atop the beam rather than below.

On Deck

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On deck

The deck is dedicated to improved circulation from one end to the other. The transoms are wide enough to preclude any embarrassing moments boarding from a dock or dinghy, and just two low steps lead up to the single-level cockpit. Here a dinette to starboard will seat eight, a lounge to port will be cozy for two, and another small seat spans the space just ahead of the davits.

Despite its ample size and power, the boat can be easily sailed singlehanded.
Steps also lead up to the coachroof for access to the boom or the integrated sun pad.

The helm ergonomics have truly been optimized, from the centered window cut into the composite top that provides a clear view of the mainsail, down to the many handholds for anyone who doesn’t have a grip on the wheel.

In contrast, there are no handholds mounted on the coachroof itself, although you can run your hand along its finished bottom edge and steady yourself as you move forward. That’s slick, but so is its curved two-foot edge comprised of smoothly finished fiberglass without antiskid. Not only will this surface be slippery for anyone up top, it’s hard to climb up onto the high cabinhouse from the foredeck, especially with wet hands and feet.

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NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR FLEET – 2017

YES, IT’S TRUE – OUR 2017 SEASON WELCOMES – STRAIGHT FROM THE FACTORY – NEWLY DESIGNED LAGOON 42

Not only is she new, she is the only Catamaran available for bareboat chartering from the mid island.

She is fully loaded with all the latest electronics and all the luxury one would expect in a state of the art catamaran from CNB Lagoon.

Don’t wait too long to book!

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The curvaceous Lagoon 42 replaces the iconic 420/421 and fills in the gap between the French builder’s 400 and 450 models. It’s not only a great addition to the product line in terms of length and price, it represents a fresh take on catamaran livability and ease of sailing, especially in light air.

Besides aesthetics, weight reduction and performance are another focus of the design. The VMG Soromap mast, for example, has been moved aft to open up the foretriangle and allow for more downwind sail choices. This aft position also keeps the weight centered to reduce pitching, and allows the boom to be shorter and the mast taller for a higher-aspect-ratio sail plan. Add to that a self-tacking jib that moves on a track forward of the mast, and easy single handing becomes a real possibility despite this cat’s size. During a light-air test sail on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the boat proved remarkably nimble for a cruising cat, especially given the trouble larger cats can have in these kinds of conditions.

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