Bayview Yacht Harbour is a family-owned facility located on the scenic Big Rideau Lake in Portland, Ontario, the best fresh water boating region in North America, and part of the Rideau Canal System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so named because it is considered to have outstanding universal value. It is the only canal dating from the great North American canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its structures intact.
Bayview sells and services quality boat lines to suit every boating need including Monterey bowriders, cuddys and cruisers. Monterey is their premium line of boats, and here’s why: “During the past two decades Monterey Boats has established itself as a front-runner in the design, engineering, and building of superior boats. They are one of the fastest growing, ultra-quality boat builders in the marine industry today.”
They recently announced that their M3 (23’10”) and M5 (25’10”) come with four different MSX Color Packages, and invited customers to “take the entire family out for a day of cruising, skiing, wakeboarding & tubing. These unique watersports boats provide all of the space and amenities an active crew can appreciate. The M3 & M5 with MSX packages provide style, luxury and performance personified.”
Bayview is a full service marina, offering covered and open-air slips, all with access to water and hydro, a rack storage option, a complete boating store and plenty of parking. They are a year-round facility with a large service site, service technicians, 3 certified mechanics, on-site canvas shop and fiberglass repairs.
There’s a large selection of marine accessories in their showroom, from electronic accessories, water skis and wakeboards, ropes and fenders, engine and fuel products, to maps and cleaning products. In addition, they offer the Heritage line of boat trailers.
Monterey Boats has awarded Bayview its 2011 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Award for being Number 1 in Canada (they have actually been recognized three times). The CSI program is administered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Their surveys rate dealers based on customers’ sales and service experience. Bayview staff says they are very proud to be recognized in this way “for our efforts to provide top customer service.”
Bayview Yacht Harbour is a “four anchor” certified eco-rated marina, which means that they have adopted Environmental Best Practices as a policy and way of doing business. Using a Clean Marine Manual developed in 1997, Bayview follows environmentally responsible practices in all marine operations. Ratings are achieved in an audit covering more than 200 environmental practices, completed by Terra Choice Environmental Services licensed by Environment Canada.
The eco-rating allows you, the boater, to choose the most environmentally responsible certified homeport for your boat. If you are cruising in unfamiliar waters the Eco-Rating flag lets you choose a destination marina knowing they are doing all they can to preserve our lakes and rivers.
If you’re in the Portland, Ontario area, stop in and see all Bayview has to offer. They achieve excellence every day!