No Rush II is a Niagara 35 sailing yacht, built in 1980 by the iconic Canadian boatbuilder Hinterhoeller, and designed by noted marine architect Mark Ellis. She is one of 260 hulls of this model built between 1978 and 1990. The Niagara 35 was conceived as a passage-making yacht, built to the highest standards in the industry, and proven now for over 4 decades to have achieved Ellis' philosophy '...designing boats for longevity in the way they please the eye and their durability in use'.
She likes to cruise at around 6 knots in our typical fair summer winds and she will sustain 7 knots + when the wind comes up to 15. She tracks effortlessly, is responsive to the helm and will steer herself easily in many conditions. The doubled mainsheet system, together with big self tailing winches for the foresail, make tacking and jibing a breeze.
Over the past 5 years No Rush II has been lovingly restored and refitted to almost-new condition by Captain Greg and a team of experienced advisors and helpers. 21st century upgrades include a solar-powered electrical system, electronic navigation instruments, refrigeration, LED lighting; new wiring and plumbing, a new diesel auxiliary engine and more…. She sports new rigging and canvas, new interior finishes and upholstery, warm air heating for the shoulder seasons, hot and cold running water, a well-equipped galley and private head. No Rush II provides comfortable accommodations for day sailing with up to 6 guests, or live-aboard for 4 people. Vessel and master are certified in compliance with Transport Canada Small Vessel regulations.
Her summer home is at Cape Breton Sailing Charter’s private dock, adjacent the lakeside entry to historic St. Peters Canal. She is crewed and equipped for day sails and multi-day adventures on the Bras d’Or Lake and coastal waters of Cape Breton.