Parallel 45 Marine is a sister company to Topper Sailboats Canada. Over the last few years Topper Canada has experienced tremendous growth, in a large part by participating in boats shows across Canada. In 2019 and 2020, Topper Canada / Parallel 45 Marine had the largest dinghy sailing focused booth in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
At shows across the country the refrain from dinghy sailors was “Is this all there is?”. We heard and as enthusiasts ourselves, decided to do something about it. For the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show we brought in Foiling World’s F101 Foiling Trimaran and White Formula’s award winning Whisper Foiling Catamaran. The reception was astounding.! For 2020 we added the innovative RS21 Keelboat, the ever popular Wayfarer along with Wanderer from Hartley Boats.
The excitement, enthusiasm and response from fellow sailors, encouraged us to set up Parallel 45 Marine to introduce new boats to the North American market. After a mind blowing trip to the Royal Yachting Association’s Dinghy Show we realized that there are numerous boats that sailors in Canada and the USA would love to have access to. We are actively negotiating with several companies to bring new and exciting boats to this side of the pond!
Why the name Parallel 45 Marine; we are located halfway between the Equator and the North Pole right on the Canada/USA border (the 45th Parallel). Being a hour and a half from the Port of Montreal makes it economical and practical to import boats from Europe and the U.K. Being centrally located between Boston, Montreal, New York and Toronto puts Parallel 45 right in the middle of a phenomenal transportation hub making it possible to get a boat to you no matter where you are.
Parallel 45 Marine is looking forward to meeting you at shows and on the water as we begin our new and exciting journey.