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We are ready to show you our products and services when ever you are in the area. On the docks are our Leopard 48, Leopard 40 and Leopard 45 catamarans on show.

Just call our office and we can offer you a private viewing.

250 656 7070 or

email us

Call to View 

20 days of incredible sight-seeing and unforgettable


The crew will consist of a maximum of six students plus an experienced Offshore Instructor. A watch system will be maintained at all times while at sea. Emphasis will be placed on developing the skills of a serious cruising sailor with constant attention to safety.

We will offer ASA 106 training during this passage. If you are interested in this incredible adventure, please visit our website or contact 250-656-7070.  Avoid disappointment as space is limited!

Join us for an exciting YachtMaster Offshore

Cruise & Learn from the Fort Lauderdale to Golfito in March 2019! 

This trip will take you through Fort Lauderdale, Belize, Panama, and Golfito!

Mid march when the freighter arrives with our New Leopard 45, we will equip, provision and be sailing the brand new Leopard 45 from Fort Lauderdale, Port everglades, with a few long passages to Panama canal. Through the canal locks onto Golfito, Costa Rico.  We will offer full cabins fully provisioned.


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The skills covered will include:

  • Advanced day and night navigation

  • Heavy weather sailing

  • Maintenance and repair procedures

  • Trip planning and provisioning

  • Successful cooking at sea


  • ASA 104 -Bareboat cruising  or 

  • Coastal Skipper/Advanced certification  

  • ASA 105 - Coastal Navigation,

  • VHF and

  • First Aid

Course Level for Catamaran: 

  • ASA 106 on successful completion of tasks



  • Course material and food is supplied.

  • Cruising Spinnaker endorsement.

What To Bring: 

  • Foul Weather Gear

  • Strobe Light,

  • Safety Harness

  • Flashlight

  • Knife

  • Thermos

John Robertson, the mastermind behind Robertson and Caine catamarans, Cape Town, South Africa


Now building the catamaran for the biggest charter operations in the world, "The Mooorings" & Sunsail


Read all about the path to success, Click on image for viewable print

Have you sailed with a Square top main


Read this editorial by the expert



Good for the inside passage summer winds in BC 

Have you sailed with a In-Mast furling Main


Read this editorial by the expert



Offered on a number of offshore yachts, ease of reefing. 

Around Vancouver Island coupled to INSTRUCTOR Certification with ASA EI Tim Hoving. 


This passage will allow you to achieve ASA 106 certification


 Sail a cruising yacht in offshore conditions under the leadership of a professional 


Read more


  ASA INSTRUCTOR  - Worldwide recogniztion

                               - Teach the new wave of sailors

                               - Paid while you sail

                               - Easy income while on your worldwide journey

    We offer a skills refresh to prepare you for tjhis evaluation

     We offer you some slots in our program to teac

     Pave the way for you achieve CATAMARAN ASA 214 certification.


New Instructors had a great time, welcome

  • Rob Keith,

  • Robin Haynes,

  • Tony Mattheys and

  • Hank Schut

to the ASA instructor group 


Cruising World Names Leopard 48 "Best Catamaran.....EVER!"

Cruising World Magazine has named the Leopard 48 their #1 best catamaran EVER! Two other Leopards also made their top 40.

Local Tradesman Weighs in on Leopard Quality

"Just wanted to let you know how much of a pleasure it was doing the wiring on OpsMobil (48 Leopard). With the                  schematics Leopard provides it makes identifying and understanding the circuits and systems on their boats a snap. I            can only imagine how much time this saves technicians and owners doing installations or trying to understand how the          systems are laid out on board the boat."            Brendon Bell, Owner - PRIME YACHT SYSTEMS     Sidney, BC

Island Cruising and Coastline Marine have New Office Space

You'll still find us on the docks in Port Sidney Marina, but our head office is now located at:

#101 - 9776 Fourth Street

Sidney, BC V8L 2Z1

Please stop by and say hello.


Canada's First Leopard 48!   On Our Docks!

Canada's first 48' Leopard Catamaran has transited the Panama Canal, sailed to Golfito, Costa Rica, and has arrived in her new home, beautiful Sidney by the Sea.


Available for charter viewing on our docks.







Leopard Catamaran adds owner reviews to site

Owner reviews are being added to site, staring with the popular Leopard 39.







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