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Chris 01-16-2011 10:00 PM

2011 Toronto International Boat Show Coverage
 
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Direct Energy Center - Toronto, Ontario - January 16, 2011

Today marked the day when we take our annual trip to the Toronto International Boat Show. :)

The weather was quite cold with the temperatures hovering around -12 Celsius and with the windchill supposedly it felt like -20 Celsius - at least that's what the weatherman was saying as we parked the truck. :yell:

Thankfully, the annual Toronto International Boat Show on this day, would provide a small reprieve from the winter of 2011 and hopefully a small reminder of warmer weather which we hope is soon to come!

Our trusty photographer Yolanda is along once again this year, although she's quite under the weather, so "Your's Truly" will be entrusted to do the photography duty this year. Hopefully I did alright. :)

Given that this was the last day of the show and also a Sunday, things were quite busy. I did my best to get some decent shots, which was a bit challenging given the crowds.

I'll upload a few each few day over the coming weeks - hopefully I've got enough to make it until spring. :thumb:

I hope you enjoy the pics! :)

-Chris

Chris 01-16-2011 10:11 PM

You can see by the picture, the show was really busy. And keep in mind, this was actually outside of the show itself in the lobby area of the Direct Energy Center. :eyecrazy:

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In the lobby area, the Toronto chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society had a beautiful display of some vintage wooden boats on display.

This first boat was a 22' W.J. Johnston. You can probably make out a few of the details on the placard in the picture. :)

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Chris 01-17-2011 09:05 PM

There were a couple of antique small race boats in the Antique Boat Display.

Here's the first of the two. :)

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Chris 01-18-2011 07:34 PM

Here is another seaflea type antique racer.

This boat is actually an antique "A" Stock Runabout. :thumb:

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yolanda 01-18-2011 10:25 PM

Well, I can truly say that I was under the weather both because of the Winter Chill but also having the flu:sick: and feeling like death warmed over......but nothing no nothing could keep me away from the Boat Show, it's a tradition you know! Like putting in the boat for the first time of the season.

I want to thank Chris for his valiant effort in taking the pictures and you did a wonderful job.....couldn't have asked for more:thumb:. And from the pictures I managed to see you take it looks like they will be of great interest. Here's to you kid for a job well done :cheers:

Hopefully, everyone that did attend the boat show had a great time and for just a little bit forgot the chill, snow and gloomy sky. I now want summer more that ever or I'll be happy just with an early warm Spring.

Roger and Out and back to my sick bed.

Chris 01-19-2011 08:44 PM

Here's one last one of the antique racer. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-12.jpg

Here are some shots of a runabout that was part of the display. I believe it was made by Duke Boats and was a Canadian Nymph. :thumb:

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Chris 01-22-2011 11:57 PM

Here's a few more of the Duke. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-17.jpg

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Chris 01-22-2011 11:59 PM

Here's a few shot of an antique sailboat that was part of the display. :thumb:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-18.jpg

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Chris 01-24-2011 09:53 PM

Here are some shots of a really beautiful 24' Leader Launch that as on display. :thumb:


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Chris 01-24-2011 09:55 PM

Here are a few shots of the motor and also the original bill of sale which is pretty neat. :)

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Chris 01-25-2011 10:18 PM

This boat was located at the entrance to the show. After this one, it's time to head inside the actual show! :)

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Here's the price if you're in a "buyin' mood". :D

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Chris 01-27-2011 09:07 PM

Here are a few pictures of a beautiful 40' Van Dutch that was at the show. This boat was huge and a little difficult to get shots of due to it's size and also due to where it was locatd at the show.

Man this thing was nice! :devil:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-26.jpg

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Chris 01-30-2011 11:24 AM

Here are a few shots of the Langford Canoe display. :thumb:

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Chris 02-01-2011 10:02 PM

Here are some shots of the Tuff Marine booth.

This 21' Tuff was super nice. :devil:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-30.jpg

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Chris 02-01-2011 10:03 PM

Here's a couple more. :)

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Chris 02-02-2011 10:30 PM

Here are a few shots of a really nice Tuff 16 that was on display. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-34.jpg

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Chris 02-03-2011 10:00 PM

Here's some that you've probably been looking forward to...

Here's a 2011 Checkmate Pulsare 2100. This one was pretty sweet. :thumb:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-36.jpg

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Chris 02-03-2011 10:02 PM

Here's a few more. The gel work was really nice as you would expect from Checkmate. :thumb:

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Chris 02-05-2011 07:45 PM

Here's a few more of the 2100 Pulsare. :)

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Chris 02-10-2011 08:49 PM

Here are some pics of a Checkmate Pulsare 2000 BRX that was also at the show. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-45.jpg

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Chris 02-10-2011 08:51 PM

Here's a couple more... :thumb:

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Chris 02-11-2011 10:09 PM

Here are a few pics of a Pulsare 2000 BRX that was on display. :devil:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-48.jpg

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Chris 02-19-2011 12:15 PM

Here are a few pics of a Checkmate Pulsare 2400 that was at the show.

This thing was sick! :thumb: :devil:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-49.jpg

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Chris 02-19-2011 12:16 PM

Here's a few more...

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JW 02-19-2011 03:28 PM

Wait, only $39k for that 2100BR with 250XS?? Is your money suddenly cheaper than ours? Can't buy that boat in the states for $39k!

Chris 02-19-2011 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JW (Post 7004)
Wait, only $39k for that 2100BR with 250XS?? Is your money suddenly cheaper than ours? Can't buy that boat in the states for $39k!

I just looked closer at the sell sheet. It's actually a 2010 with a Demo 250XS.

JW, our dollar is more or less on par with the U.S. greenback. Over the last little bit, it's been either a cent or two lower or a cent or so higher.

I think Wildman would be pretty competitive with that price as would Bob from Robert's as well.

That boat was super nice I tell you.

As I was snapping pics, one guy was talking to his buddy and commented that the Checkmate was in a different league as compared to the other mass produced boats that were at the show. The salesman said somethin to the effect of that it was sorta like a BMW amongst a bunch of Kias and the guy looking agreed. :thumb:

-Chris

JW 02-19-2011 08:12 PM

That boat has your name all over it Chris!!

Chris 02-19-2011 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JW (Post 7006)
That boat has your name all over it Chris!!

My credit card wasn't feelin' the luv. :D

I'd probably do a slightly different colour scheme too if I was going to go for broke.

I really like the white base with red and black accents - a 3.2L stroker wouldn't hurt either. :devil:

-Chris

Chris 02-20-2011 10:06 AM

Here's some shots of the Zodiac display - Yolie really likes these. :)

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Chris 02-20-2011 10:07 AM

Here's a couple more... :)

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Chris 02-21-2011 06:33 PM

Here's a shot of the Yamaha G3 display. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-59.jpg

Here are some shots of a nice Lund that was at the show - Yolie really likes these fishing boats. ;)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...S-2011-601.jpg

Chris 02-21-2011 06:35 PM

Here's a couple of more shots of the Lund. :thumb:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-61.jpg

Only 11G's, you buyin'? :)

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Chris 02-26-2011 02:03 PM

Here are a couple shots of a nice Lund. :)

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Chris 02-26-2011 02:08 PM

Here's a few 'Toons.

One of a Princecraft and one of a Lund. :)

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Chris 02-27-2011 09:25 PM

Here's a few shots of a really nice Bass Tracker. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-67.jpg

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Chris 02-27-2011 09:26 PM

Here's one more of the Bass Tracker and one of a nice PrinceCraft. :thumb:

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-69.jpg

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Chris 03-05-2011 10:30 PM

Here's a few shots of the Legend display that was at the show. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-71.jpg

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Chris 03-19-2011 10:01 PM

Here are a few shots of a nice Bass Tracker that was at the show.

Yolie like this one. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-74.jpg

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Chris 03-20-2011 10:01 PM

Here are some shots of the various engine manufacturer's that were at the show.

First up is Suzuki. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-78.jpg

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Chris 04-03-2011 06:50 PM

Here's some shots of the BRP/Evinrude Display. :)

http://forums.endlessboating.com/pho...BS-2011-80.jpg

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