Talk in yachting when it comes to exploring Canada focuses on British Columbia. However, there’s an entirely other coast to enjoy, too. Superyacht East Coast is shining the spotlight on the Atlantic side. It’s connecting owners, captains, and guests with services and creating experiences for them in the region.
Strategically, Superyacht East Coast has offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as Fort Lauderdale. Adam Langley, the company’s president, is in Halifax. Previously, he oversaw marine operations and development for Develop Nova Scotia, a government initiative. That initiative was as much for attracting visitors as it was for supporting the local community. He therefore knows the services that owners, guests, and captains seek, for instance. He further sees the immediate community’s abilities and the advantages of the natural coastline.
Already, Superyacht East Coast has connections with captains, and those who influence guests’ itineraries. “With a professional marine supply chain, including sought-after specialized trades and shipyard services, and award-winning tourism experiences wrapped up in over 43,000 kilometers of coastline, Canada’s East Coast is well positioned to emerge as one of the world’s next great yachting destinations,” Langley asserts.
Some companies already see strong interest among their clients. For instance, Northrop & Johnson has discovered that 19 percent of its customers want to explore Canada’s Atlantic coast on down to New England. Kimberly Ibarra, heading up Superyacht East Coast’s Florida office, and with experience in yachting and private aviation, understands why. “I have travelled all over the world, and the natural beauty of Canada’s East Coast is breathtaking,” she explains. “The fact that it is relatively undiscovered by the yachting industry is something rare.”
Among the destinations Superyacht East Coast strongly believes you should visit: Cape Breton Island (pictured). In fact, CNN Travel includes it on its “where to travel 2022” list. A massive 3,981 square miles (10,311 square kilometers) in size, it offers plenty to do and see. Beaches, lush hulls, red cliffs, an 18th-century French fortress, and five First Nations communities all beckon, for example.
Of course, Superyacht East Coast encourages exploring other destinations, too. It’s connecting captains and the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island as well.
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