Wedgewood Marine and Recreation Celebrates 36 Years of Business: Boating in Ontario Canada

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Wedgewood Marine and Recreation has certainly captured the excitement and love for Boating over the last 36 years and looks forward to many years of serving the public for years to come.

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Robert and Colleen Vassos, the owners of Wedgewood Marine and Recreation (, are proud to announce the celebration of 36th years of successful business. Wedgewood Marine and Recreation is a Waterfront Marina in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario, about two hours north of Toronto.

Wedgewood Marine and Recreation sells a wide variety of Boats including a full line up of Starcraft Boats (bowriders, Pontoons, Deck Boats and Fishing Boats), Svfara performance Ski Boats, Legend, Thundercraft and Doral Boats as well as Yamaha PWC’s. They also rent Yamaha Waverunners and other Boats ranging from runabouts and Ski Boats to Pontoons and Fishing Boats right from their waterfront facility on Twelve Mile Lake.

Wedgewood Marine and Recreation has certainly captured the excitement and love for Boating over the last 36 years and looks forward to many years of serving the public for years to come.

The Vassos’ business of renting, selling, and servicing outdoor motorized recreational vehicles helps others experience all that Boating has to offer. Boating is a Fun form of recreation that offers versatility ranging from Boat Fishing, Water Tubing, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding. Or, if one prefers a more relaxing experience, they can Sail Boat, sunbathe, entertain and visit friends on the lake, or simply tour around the Marina. The versatility of Boating does not end here; Boats can also be utilized for work type activities as well, and they are a valid form of Inland Waterway Transportation for many in Canada.

Because Canada is surrounded by oceans and the Great Lakes, with rivers and lakes throughout its interior, Boating has become a way of Life, and tourists come to Canada for an Ontario Boating Vacation. This lifestyle is exhibited by almost 3 million Watercrafts in Canada, and one in six households owning at least one Boat. Boating also contributes over $7 billion into the Canadian economy every year.

However, Boating isn’t as expensive as one may think. A recent study was conducted by Discover Boating ( to compare costs of popular activities. In comparison to theme parks, hockey games, live concerts, golf or even an evening at the theatre, Boating remains relatively inexpensive.

Robert Vassos explains the quality of service that Wedgewood Marine and Recreation offers by stating, “We often rent Boats to customers before they buy” to ensure that the client gets the right fit and the right product to suit their individual or family needs.

Finding the right Boat to fit your lifestyle is important, and many Boat Manufacturers offer financing terms that are attractive. In addition, financial institutions are willing to spread payments over 5 years with the longer terms, translating to lower monthly payments.

Colleen Vassos says, “We are seeing a big move to Deck Boats. Families are looking for the versatility so they have both the entertainment space of a Pontoon Boat and the ability of a sport Boat to plane so that water skiing, fishing or just hanging out can be accomplished in one watercraft.”

Boating can be summed up in one word “lifestyle”. If you seek freedom and relaxation there is nothing that comes close to a day on the water. Boating in Canada means leaving a lot of the daily stress that we all experience behind at the dock. In a 2003 Impulse Research study, nearly 2/3rds of Boat Owners believe that purchasing a Boat and using it as a method of entertainment brought their family closer together. In the same study, another portion claimed Boating allowed them to lead a more romantic personal life. The results of this study show why so many people in Canada are Boat enthusiasts.

To learn more about Wedgewood Marine and Recreation’s outdoor motorized recreational vehicles that they sell or rent, or additional services that they offer, please go to or call 1-888-462-6286.


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