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Ottawa Boat & Sportmen's Show Returns in February
The Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show opens its doors February 18 to 21st at Ottawa’s EY Centre. A mainstay in the ‘boat show’ industry spectators will be able to preview numerous new boat lines from Bayliner, Grady White, Regal featured side-by-side fishing favourites Tracker, Nitro, Triton and King Fisher. If you’re looking for Pontoon boats, make the Ottawa Boat Show your first stop. Pontoon vessels, party boats and deck boats traverse the Ottawa River and up and down the Rideau/Trent water system and are consequently popular at the show.
If you’re looking for something else or considering used, drop by the North South Nautical Group booth and have a chat with CPYB brokers, Fraser and Annie Campbell. As pre-owned specialists, they not only represent the North South Yacht Sales listings but can help you find exactly what you want. With a myriad of connections and extended reach, Fraser and Annie can find the right boat coast to coast across Canada or south into the US or Caribbean.
Beyond boats, the Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen’s Show continues to be the place for the entire family. Learn about boating days of yore from the Manotick Classic Boat Club. Try fishing in one of the family casting ponds – there’s a special one just for the kids. Thought you might try axe throwing? Start with the professional training and test your skills right at the show.
The Sportsmen’s Show chain has always been about bringing the ‘wild’ to the city. Returning for the 2016 show year is Speaking of Wildlife delivering hands-on wildlife education. From beavers to porcupines, it’s about getting up close and personal with Canada’s wildlife.
Like to fish yourself? Pick up a few tips from the best fisherman in Canada. From ‘Big’ Jim McLaughlin to Peter Larmand to David Chong – these fisherman are stationed at the 40’ fishing tank, where they share tips and ideas – and actually catch the fish before your eyes.
New this year is fisherman Lawrence Gunther who invented the world’s first fishing boat for the blind. He is one of Canada’s top sponsored professional fisherman having competed in over 100 tournaments. He is the founder of ‘Blue fish Canada’ a charity dedicated to the future of fish and fishing.
Husqvarna returns to the show, this time as a sponsor for the West Coast Chainsaw Artists. Chainsaw artist Kevin Lewis, from Comox Valley, BC has been chainsaw carving since 1996. He’s at the show every day, come and see some of the terrific pieces of art.
The show runs Thursday & Friday 11AM – 8PM. Saturday 10AM-7PM and Sunday 10AM-5PM. Adult admission is $15.00, children under 10 are free. There is a family pass for $35.00 for 2 adults and 2 juniors. Note that admission is by cash or debit card. Or, you can purchase tickets online. Parking at the EY centre is $8.00 per day however, it is also accessible via OC Transpo.
For more information on the Ottawa Boat & Sportsmen's Show visit: www.ottawaboatandsportshow.ca
Operating under the North South Nautical Group banner, North South Yacht Sales specializes in the sale of pre-owned power and sailing yachts. With its head office based in Port Credit Harbour Marina, North South Yacht Sales is one of the largest yacht brokerages in Ontario with several locations throughout the province. In addition, the NSNG team has strategic alliances with brokerage firms in the United States and the Caribbean.
Heading up North South Nautical Group Inc. is Mike Burns, President. Burns has an extensive knowledge of the marine industry, and brokerage sales in particular. In addition to being a Certified Professional Yacht Broker, Burns was the General Manager of the largest yacht brokerage in Canada, Clift’s Marine Sales, for more than 6 years. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Yacht Brokers Association of America, and serves on the Certification Advisory Committee for the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program.
Working closely with these esteemed organizations, and adapting the high level of standards and practices that these organizations demand enabled North South Nautical Group to become the first yacht brokerage in Canada to attain the recognition of CPYB Endorsed Brokerage.
Joining Burns at North South Yacht Sales are Don Allin (Port Credit), Rocco Barca (Orillia), Greg Stratychuk (St. Catharines) and Fraser and Annie Campbell (Eastern Ontario). Allin, Barca and Stratychuk were long time brokers with Burns, at the former Clift's Marine Sales.
According to Burns,
"The North South Nautical Group marketing strategy is to emphasize the fact that our company is a ‘Pre-Owned Yacht Specialist’. Our goal is to become the preferred brokerage of choice for customers who are either looking to buy or sell previously owned yachts. New boat dealers that also sell pre-owned inventory may tend to focus on selling new boats and trade-ins. Arguably, boats on consignment do not receive the same level of service. With NSNG, our entire focus is pre-owned —there is no potential conflict of interest."
Read about North South Nautical Group in theYachtworld.com Magazine.