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Friendly staff are ready to help move boats and keep them clean and attractive throughout the season.

If the boat is how you get to your island, you likely have the boat
you need now and that you will always need. Obviously, maintaining it makes economic sense and nothing beats year 'round
heated indoor storage. You save money on service, maintenance
and especially on depreciation. At the end of the weekend, drop
the boat in the worry-free safety of the folks at Bay Port till the
next weekend or vacation.
It also makes sense for families who do not have waterfront
property. Boat ownership is the gateway to Georgian Bay, even
for smaller runabouts or water sports towboats. If you have a live
aboard, or a day boat with a head, Bay Port can have you ready to
go any time, on short notice and from there, all of Georgian Bay
is yours. Good weather? Let's go!
The boats that are kept at this indoor facility are catered to
more. There is staff there all day during the summer and Bay Port
has now invested in a second forklift. They have two operators
available on the weekends to keep up with customer demand.
That gives their customers the assurance of being able to have
their boat launched or retrieved easily.
The team at Bay Port Yachting Centre can put as many as 200
boats in and out in the course of a day. The building contains
approximately 350 boats, so 200 a day should keep everyone
happy.
The building is heated, so the owners of these boats do not face
the usual winterizing cost. They have natural gas heaters that are
surprisingly efficient. The heaters cycle on and off through 24
hours and can be relied on to keep the building above freezing
without a big environmental impact. That could even help you
extend your boating season. Consider how that might work for
you.

The very large forklift can easily move even fairly large boats with
impressive precision.

The boats have their bottoms washed regularly and that helps
keep them looking great. You can even leave the top canvas up or
down as you wish. All an owner has to do when they return the
boat is turn the engine and the battery off and walk away. How
easy is that!
Bay Port Yachting Centre also has the basin that they use as a
holding area and they can do a valet service for those who want
to spend the weekend in the water.
Then, in the winter when boats aren't being used, Bay Port is
able to fill in the storage building floor space with boats that normally spend the summer in outdoor slips, so that's good business
for the marina and a benefit for those boat owners. It is such a big
building that they store some yachts that are 70 to 80 feet long,

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AT THE HELM
FEATURE: THE WET SET
SAIL REVIEW: BENETEAU OCEANIS YACHT 54
DESTINATION: AHOY BY A CENTURY!
THE PORT HOLE: MAY 2021
BOATING LIFESTYLE: A MAIN COURSE OF BOATING CONVENIENCE SERVED UP WITH A SIDE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOODNESS
TECH: ADD A SHADE - COOL COMFORT WITH CONVENIENCE
CROSSING THE LINE: DR. WINCH ANSWERS YOUR BOATING PANDEMIC QUESTIONS
Canadian Yachting May 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting May 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting May 2021 - BOATING LIFESTYLE: A MAIN COURSE OF BOATING CONVENIENCE SERVED UP WITH A SIDE OF ENVIRONMENTAL GOODNESS
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