Classic Boat Festival:

Our Sponsors


 Proudly Presented by: Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard


“It is our privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this great event showcasing our floating pieces of art and maritime heritage! Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard have been a part of the recreational and commercial boating community for almost one hundred years and we are proud of our history beginning in the early 1900s. If you haven’t visited this unique marine village at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula we encourage you to do so! With Canoe Cove Joe’s Cafe and the Stonehouse Pub Restaurant as gathering places, the Cove is a natural setting to meet old friends and new, and a walk through the boatyard is bound to be interesting!

We are glad you are here to enjoy one of the great maritime festivals on the west coast. We trust your life will be richer having spent time in Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour just messing about in boats…”

– Don Prittie, General Manager of Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard

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Bronze Sponsors

Before Hagerty became the global leader in classic boat insurance, we were just a family who loved classics.  When we couldn’t find insurance for our treasured wooden boats, we created our own: the first ever Agreed Value policy for classic boats.  As much as we’ve grown, we still have the same goal: to help you enjoy your classic boat more.  We do this not just by working with our clients and brokers to provide the best protection and service imaginable, but also by supporting classic boat clubs and events, sponsoring programs to get young people involved, providing a multitude of resources and more. Why we do it? Because your boat and what it represents are worth protecting.  At Hagerty, we believe it is our responsibility to support organizations and initiatives that help make sure the boats we love – and the lifestyles that revolve around them – not only survive, but thrive, well into the future.


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Major Sponsors

The Downtown Victoria Business Association’s mission is to nurture and promote the vitality and vibrancy of downtown Victoria and its business community. Their vision is to be the authority on all things happening in Victoria’s downtown core.

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Island Tents & Events is Vancouver Island’s foremost provider for all events including birthday parties, weddings, reunions, corporate events, trade shows, festivals, fundraisers and sporting events. Our exceptional customer service and extensive inventory are incomparable, and we pride ourselves on our reliability an our ability to find solutions for every need. From tent rentals to one-stop concierge services, we are creating memories on Vancouver Island.

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Cruise the Coast in Style

V2V offers daily luxury cruise service between Downtown Vancouver and Downtown Victoria. On board the V2V Empress, a 38.5 metre catamaran, passengers sail under the Lions Gate Bridge, through the beautiful Gulf Islands, and directly into Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

V2V offers two stylish classes of service: Premium is seated on the main deck and features comfortable leather seating and locally sourced food and beverages available for purchase. Royal offers more spacious seating on our upper deck, with reclining seats and footrests. Royal also includes a three course meal served at your seat and a welcome beverage from our locally sourced beer, wine, and cider list. All passengers have access to free WiFi, USB and power ports in all seats, and the outdoor rooftop observation deck.

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Auction Sponsors

Air North, Yukon’s Airline has donated a special prize package to the 2018 Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival prize package to Whitehorse, Yukon! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 31st.

The lucky winner’s prize package includes:
• Return airfare for two (2) from Vancouver, Kelowna, or Victoria to Whitehorse, Yukon on Air North, Yukon’s Airline
• Three (3) nights’ accommodation in downtown Whitehorse, courtesy of Northern Vision Development
• Two (2) passes to the MacBride Museum of Yukon History
• Two (2) passes to the Yukon Wildlife Preserve

Prize package valued at approximately $1600.


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Presenting sponsor, Canoe Cove Marina, has donated a FREE haul-out (up to a 45′ vessel). This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 31st.


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Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre has donated a one night stay in a Spa Bungalow Studio, one of their most spacious guestrooms located adjacent to the Grotto Spa! The room has a King size bed as well as a queen size wall bed, full bathroom with jetted tub, a kitchenette, and dining area – a value of $220 + taxes! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 31st.

Restrictions: Based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Not valid for all statutory holidays, Valentines weekend, Uncorked Festival weekend, nor July 15 to August 31. 


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