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Our 2014 Rendezvous will be once again at friendly Port Browning Marina on Pender Island.
18-20 July. Registration coming soon. Join us!

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Don't forget the Owners' Forum is now up and running. Post questions and comments to your fellow Camano owners: a Camano community hall!


Are you a Camano owner with pictures and stories to tell? Email them to us to share with other owners. Thanks to Brett and Sue Oemichen for the picture (right) of Harbor Inn northbound through Colvos Passage in Puget Sound.

 

About Camano. Camano boats were originally developed and built for the Pacific coast in Delta, British Columbia. It is a seaworthy, practical, comfortable cruiser. 

From the original Camano brochure: 
"The Camano is designed to meet the demand for a boat with a comfortable 12 knot cruise speed...This is the boat enabling you to enjoy relaxing moments and forget such concerns as stern drives, designed and built-in depreciation, high maintenance chores and the worry and uncertainty of fuel costs. You can cruise with a Camano and enjoy the security of its rugged construction, slow your speed to 1 gallon per hour or rush to your destination at full plane."

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You say CaMAYno, I say CaMANo...

Here's what the May/June 2000 Passagemaker had to say about the conflicting pronunciation of the boat's name:  "In almost any discussion of the Camano trawler one of the first questions is: how do you pronounce it? In Canada, where the boat [was] built and in the eastern US, people tend to say kuh-MAN-noh.  In the US Pacific Northwest, where Camano Island has been known longer than the boat, it is pronounced kuh-MAY-noh.  You know what? That's probably the only matter of contention to be heard when the Camano is discussed. The boat gets respect no matter how your tongue twists the final A in Camano."