I'm supportive of all things nautical, especially as it concerns maintaining industry in our Inner and Upper Harbours ... but this isn't an accurate statement.
These most definitely aren't "Superyachts". As well, marinas like Roche Harbor and Pender Harbour have been hosting "makers" gatherings for decades now, some with up to 20 or 30 of one makers boats.
And Roche Harbor Marina has seen gatherings of dozens of yachts over 90' at one time ... again for decades now. Any July 4th trip to Roche will generate a photograph of 30 times the number of large yachts as the VI Marina can accommodate.
Not looking to burst anybody's bubble, but words have meaning, and VI Marina is indeed world class ... there's no need to exaggerate or fabricate.
You are correct. There have been other marina's in the PNW that have been able to hold such collections, including SonShip (the folks that where here this weekend). And Roche Harbour is a very good example - Pender doesn't have the same capacity for large vessels we have. We are very proud to bring this to Victoria. Also, we are the only facility that is solely dedicated to this scale of boat.