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POWER REVIEW
SCHAEFER 303
FORMULA FOR FUN
By | Andy Adams
W
hen company founder Marcio
Schaefer designed the
Schaefer 303, he managed to
really dial in the formula for fun and proof
of that success are the more than 1,500
Schaefer 303's that have been sold globally
by this Brazilian boat builder. The
303 is their most successful model so far.
The Schaefer Yachts brand has just come
to Ontario and our test boat was imported
by Yacht Solutions for their shared ownership
program, starting at their location
in Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. Of
course, other new 303s are available as
well.
The Schaefer 303 was developed primarily
as a day boat for having fun with
family and friends going sight seeing,
doing water sports, swimming, diving
and fishing as well as other activities, but
where many day boats in this size range
mainly focus on the accommodations
above decks, the Phantom 303 also has
a very usable cabin with head, vee berth
and a mid-ship master berth so you could
easily weekend aboard, especially with a
young family.
EXTERIOR
Approaching from the pier, the swim
platform immediately impresses with its
large size and easy access into the cockpit.
There is a large aft-facing bench seat
for swimming and tanning. The Schaefer
303 could be used like a 32-foot open runabout,
but it features a large arch over the
cockpit area. This is quite substantial and
very functional carrying lights, speakers
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and also, being fitted with a towing eye for
wakeboarders, or tubing. The main function
of the arch however, is to serve as the
mounting point for the large Bimini roof
and windows. With the roof up, guests are
protected from the elements and it almost
feels like an enclosed boat. The large clear
sections bring in plenty of light and let you
keep driving through inclement weather.
From the helm area, steps lead up
through the swing-open windshield section
to the twin sun lounges on the fore
deck. This also gives access to the anchor
locker, electric windlass and ground
tackle. The anchor shaft passes through
the bow making a neat and attractive
installation and there is a generous locker
for chain and rope. Stainless-steel railings
provide security.

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AT THE HELM: FINALLY! CRUISING DOWN SOUTH IS POSSIBLE AGAIN!
WAYPOINTS WINTER CRUISING: HEADING SOUTH!
“YOU WON!”: WINNER OF THE YACHT SOLUTIONS SCHAEFER YACHTS CONTEST
POWER REVIEW: SCHAEFER 303
THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2021
SAIL REVIEW: FOUNTAINE PAJOT ASTREA 42
POWER REVIEW: OAKLEY 245 CC
CROSSING THE LINE: THE VERY OFF SEASON
Canadian Yachting October 2021 - Intro
Canadian Yachting October 2021 - Cover1
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - AT THE HELM: FINALLY! CRUISING DOWN SOUTH IS POSSIBLE AGAIN!
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - WAYPOINTS WINTER CRUISING: HEADING SOUTH!
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - “YOU WON!”: WINNER OF THE YACHT SOLUTIONS SCHAEFER YACHTS CONTEST
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - POWER REVIEW: SCHAEFER 303
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - THE PORT HOLE: OCTOBER 2021
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - SAIL REVIEW: FOUNTAINE PAJOT ASTREA 42
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Canadian Yachting October 2021 - POWER REVIEW: OAKLEY 245 CC
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