2019 BC Boat Show is Here

Come See Us at the 2019 BC Boat Show

Don’t miss out on the 2019 BC Boat Show, the largest in-the-water boat show on the West Coast!

The 29th annual BC Boat Show happening May 2-5, 2019 at Port Sidney Marina in Sidney BC is just days away, and we here at Van Isle Marina are happy to announce we have added two more vessels to the list of boats we will be displaying this year.

Hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA), the BC Boat Show is a huge draw for boating enthusiasts from all over the West Coast. The show is perfect for seasoned and beginner boaters alike. Enjoy displays of the latest in marine supplies, equipment, and information while touring a wide variety of new and previously owned boats.

Among the more than 200 boats that will be for sale and on display during the BC Boat Show, Van Isle Marina will be showcasing the following yachts at this year’s event:

  • 43’ Riviera Open Flybridge 2019
  • 32’ Back Cove 2018
  • 42’ Tiara Open 2004
  • 34’ Sea Ray Sundancer 2006

Our experienced yacht brokers will be happy to tour you around our boats on display. Find us at the corner of the main dock and E dock.

Here is a bit of a teaser of what we’ll be showcasing:

43 Riviera Open Flybridge 201943' Riviera Flybridge 2019

The Riviera 43 Open Flybridge from Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder incorporates great function and style within a supremely comfortable hull. Included over three levels of living space and large cockpits, this yacht has two designer staterooms, two bathrooms, a full galley with a breakfast bar, saloon, optional laundry, side decks, optional BBQ area, and plenty more handcrafted, well-designed features. The bright, airy, open flybridge features a hardtop, regular lounge, L-shaped all-weather forward lounge, wet bar, and spacious helm.

When it comes to propulsion, the proven Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) has allowed Riviera designers to create a fresh accommodation layout on the new 43 Open Flybridge. With all major engineering positioned well aft, enormous gains are made with beam-width space amidships.

Cruising at 28 knots with a top speed of around 31 knots, the 43 Open Flybridge has a range of 340 nautical miles from its 476-gallon tank. And of course, handling the new 43 Open Flybridge in close-quarters is made care-free via the use of the integrated joystick control.

This particular boat is equipped with 2x 12″ Garmin Glass Bridge GPS screens, integrated GRID controller autopilot helm. Garmin GSD 26 CHIRP sounder and transducer, 4 KW Open Array Radar.

People are changing the way they boat, and Riviera’s new designs reflect this transition.

Don’t miss your chance to do a walkthrough of the impressive 43 Open Flybridge at the BC Boat Show to experience this stunning vessel in person.

Learn more about the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge we will have on display at the BC Boat Show.

32 Back Cove 201832 Back Cove at the BC Boat Show

We’re confident the 32 Back Cove yacht will be a popular stop for BC Boat Show attendees! Like all Back Cove Yachts, the Back Cove 32 has a practical elegance and style that pay homage to early Maine lobster boats. This award-winning, head-turning Downeast-style model promises dependability and exceptional fuel efficiency from a single-diesel Volvo D6 370 mhp electronically controlled engine and marine gear, straight-forward systems, and expert construction.

The Back Cove 32 features an advanced prop pocket hull design and a single-level deck from transom to companionway, bringing the social spaces of the cockpit and pilothouse into one. A galley-up design opposite a versatile settee, complete with fully equipped galley rounds out the upper level. Down below, a private master stateroom with a double island berth allows for a more secluded area.

Additional features like a wood-grain steering wheel, charging stations for your electronics, swimming platform, LED lighting throughout, and interior and helm deck speakers, are proof that Back Cove has thought of everything with this luxury model. The attention to detail and sensible nautical design that has gone into the Back Cove 32 yacht ensures reliability and unprecedented comfort during every trip out on the water.

Learn more about the 32 Back Cove we are bringing to the BC Boat Show.

Van Isle Marina is the exclusive dealer of Riviera and Back Cove Motor Yachts in Western Canada and we look forward to showing you why we are so drawn to their boats at the upcoming BC Boat Show!

In addition to having new yachts for sale, the Van Isle Marina team also specializes in previously owned yachts and will be bringing two such yachts with us to the show:

Tiara 4200 Open 200442' Tiara 4200 2004 at the BC Boat Show

The Tiara 4200 Open is the ultimate sportfishing vessel that feels luxurious, spacious, and stylish all at once. This well-maintained and recently updated model sleeps up to five people and comes with a fully equipped galley, luxury master stateroom, salon, BBQ area, sound system, multiple flat screen TVs, a convertible settee, a convertible dinette, swimming platform, and the list goes on!

For the fishermen on board, the 42’ Tiara comes with four each rod holders, livewell, curved companion seat with station, fish box with macerator, and a live bait well. The cockpit wet bar also contains plenty of prep and storage space for your daily catches.

Updates include recently upgraded cockpit upholstery, new domestic fresh water pump with inline filtration system, and new Hurley H20 dinghy davit system equipped with a new Zodiac 10′ Cadet RIB inflatable tender. This vessel is also equipped with all-new matching fenders and dock lines. She’s definitely ready for her upcoming appearance at the BC Boat Show!

Learn more about the 42’ Tiara Open we will have on display at the BC Boat Show.

34’ Sea Ray Sundancer 2006

Just in time for summer cruising this 34’ Sundancer 2006 has just been listed with us at Van Isle Marina. This Sea Ray offers stylish aesthetics for the jetsetter and power for the explorer combined in perfect harmony. Drive to the places only your heart knows, and when you arrive, entertain with ease in your optional transom gourmet center. First-class amenities in the cabin stretch from the island-style bed to the gorgeous salon and beyond; in the cockpit, conversation flows with ease.

The 34’ Sea Ray Sundancer 2006 we’ll be displaying at this year’s BC Boat Show offers an affordable, comfortable ride with lots of power from its low-hour (600) Mercruiser 370 hp V drive engines. It’s a great vessel for the price, featuring plenty of entertaining and seating space above and down below.

This Sundancer comes with a newly installed Garmin GPS 7610 Chartplotter and Garmin GMR Fantom 18 Radar, as well as all-new manifolds, PSS shaft seals, and starter motors. Other features include a swim grid, an enclosed canvas helm and NU Teak flooring in the cockpit. Note that this is a “big” 34-footer, with the actual length of the vessel coming in at 37 feet.

Learn more about the 34’ Sea Ray Sundancer coming to the BC Boat Show.

To learn more about these boats and others, join our brokers and thousands of other boating enthusiasts in Sidney for the BC Boat Show.

More Things To Do at the BC Boat Show

At the upcoming BC Boat Show, you’ll have the chance to tour a wide selection of power and sailboats on the water, including four of the yachts we have for sale right now at Van Isle Marina.

In addition to checking out all the boats, you’ll also have the chance to learn from on-site yacht brokers who are able to answer your boating questions. It’s also a great chance to meet other enthusiastic members of the recreational boating industry as well.

There will also be a tented showroom on land showcasing a wide selection of outboards, dinghies, navigation equipment, fishing gear and more.

A snack bar and floating beer garden will round out the festivities nicely!

BC Boat Show 2019 Show Hours

Join us during Show Hours:

  • Thursday, May 2 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, May 3 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 4 – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 5 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Buy Tickets to the BC Boat Show 

Day passes are $8 online or $10 at the gate. All-access passes for all four days are $20 and only available online. Special rates apply for children and seniors.

We look forward to seeing you in Sidney for the BC Boat Show! While you’re in Sidney, we hope you have time to check out some of the items on our list of 15 Things to Do in Sidney. Why not also make the trip up the coast to tour Van Isle Marina and all the current yachts we have for sale right now? We are located about 3 km north of the host marina for this year’s show.

Learn more about the BC Boat Show

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