North & West
At the age of 15, Stephen lofted, framed and constructed a 20' A. A. Mason designed MORC hard chine mahogany plywood boat and delivered the boat at the age of 16 from Tonawanda to New York City using the Erie Canal, Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. Stephen was involved with constructing plugs, molds and hulls for 18, 23, 28 and 35 footers. He restored a 1974 C&C 30 MkI which became famous around the lake for her varnished custom interior. With 4 BVI charters and many yacht deliveries behind him, he has a wealth of sailing, maintenance, building, re-building and survey experience waiting to be passed on to you. Stephen is sought after for advice in all aspects of the boating industry. Stephen is a also a Transport Canada Certified RVCC and CPS PCCC Inspector. He has recently sold the Herreshoff Haven 12.5 that he was restoring.
As a young boy Don commenced a life of boating gaining extensive experiences in boat handling, sailing, racing, building, restorations, maintenance, boating camaraderie and above all, sailing enjoyment. With Bluffers Park Yacht Club as his home base, Don currently sails a C&C 34, "Caviar III" with his wife Sandy. Over many years, Don's knowledge has led to unofficial marine surveys assisting many individuals in making critical decisions in terms of purchase, repair and restoration. In association with Ray, Stephen, Paul and Q.C. Marine Surveyors, Don further extends his knowledge and experience to individuals seeking timely and affordable marine surveys. Don's availability is somewhat limited as he nears retirement.
Following a lifetime of generally messing about in boats, restoration of old wooden boats and always being there to help others work on their ‘good old boats’, Paul has joined with Don and Stephen and will work out of Napanee and servicing the surrounding Bay of Quinte area. In addition to his marine expertise, Paul brings to Q.C. Marine Surveyors thirty-eight years of training, knowledge and hands on skills in the aircraft building industry as a fully qualified electrical and avionics specialist. This experience and responsibility, without question, taught him the importance of being detailed and thorough in his work. Paul currently lives on the shore of Hay Bay with his CS 33 – Enavigo, either moored offshore or at the dock. Hay Bay and Ram Island are favorite stop overs for many of us on the way to Picton, and the Thousand Islands, or simply cruising the Bay of Quinte.
In the Winter of 2014 Bill and his wife Tracey were introduced to sailing during a vacation, by spring they were taking sailing lessons on Lake Ontario. They spent the next 3 years learning to sail while racing Albacores & Lasers.
For the last 5 years their CS27 Bolin Blue opened their eyes to the adventure of cruising. In 2021 they purchased an Islander 36 “Alfine” which is currently berthed on Bluffers Park.
Over the past 20 years Bill’s experience as a construction maintenance Electrican; focused on motors, controls and automation. Through his experience Bill has developed extensive troubleshooting skills which he applies to all his endeavours.
Bill’s experience with maintenance & trouble shooting has been an invaluable asset when investigating and resolving boat issues.