April 2021: Canadian Yachting – Timeless deep-vee design with all-weather comfort

By | Andy Adams

It seems hard to believe, but Canadian Yachting magazine has never published a Limestone boat review until now. This heritage brand is being revitalized by The Limestone Boat Company’s CEO Scott Hanson and Team, with assistance from Mark Ellis, the original Limestone designer.

Starting this spring, there will be both heritage models like the L-200R in this review and a newly expanded line-up of both larger and smaller Limestone models that are new for 2021. Because a new boat was not going to be available to us until spring 2021, we eagerly accepted the generous offer to photograph and review the Limestone 20 belonging to third-generation Georgian Bay cottager Doctor Chris Hawley and his family.

Another thing is that after so many years of doing the boat reviews for Canadian Yachting, I look back in amazement at how often our boat tests took place in lovely calm conditions.

Our day with the Limestone L-200R had sustained winds up to 60 kilometres an hour from the West, big rolling chop and breaking waves even in the relatively sheltered channel. This is Limestone weather.

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