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POWER REVIEW
OAKLEY
245 CC
ALL WEATHER
VERSATILITY
By | Andy Adams
T
he multi-generational island cottagers
of Georgian Bay and serious
fishermen are just two of the groups
most attracted to the new Oakley Boats
models.
Brad Oakley has been around the boat
business his entire life and he said to me
that he has long admired durable, seaworthy
welded aluminum boats. His company
WMW Vacuum Pumpout Systems in
Waubaushene, Ontario on Georgian Bay,
builds highly regarded vacuum pump-out
systems and Oakley's equipment is in so
many marinas that he knows a lot of people
in the business.
Running his successful pump-out business
and now launching Oakley Boats
makes business sense.
Oakley already had a fabrication shop
including an eight-person team of MIG
welders and others with the kind of skills
necessary to build welded aluminum
boats. Starting a boat company from
scratch though, would have been unnecessarily
expensive and time-consuming.
Instead, he discovered a way to commission
the hulls from an established overseas
yard the same way as Fleming Yachts,
Grand Banks and some other brands do.
This gives a nice view of the open and generous interior space on the Oakley 245 CC.
Oakley went to a yard that normally
builds commercial vessels. They had the
resources and experience to do all the
design work, destructive testing and other
steps necessary for CE certification, US
and Canadian Coast Guard certification.
An interesting point is that the shipyard
had very large sheets of aluminum stock
available, so that the whole side of our
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Oakley test boat was made from one piece
of aluminum, cut using a computer-driven
waterjet cutter. It takes huge expensive
machinery, but this shipyard is accustomed
to using it. An interesting point is
that our test boat was painted gloss black
to show off how smooth and beautifully
finished the side of the hull is.
In this way, Oakley buys the high labour

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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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