History of Skippers’ Plan

More than six decades ago in 1943, W. J. “Bill” Robertson opened a general insurance agency in Toronto. In the early 50s Bill developed a love for boating and created the Skippers’ Plan concept to provide boat insurance to Ontario boaters.

Skippers’ Plan grew as a family business over three generations under the brokerage name Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance.

In 2010, Robertson & Robertson Yacht Insurance became part of The CG&B Group, one of Canada’s foremost brokerages, and our clients benefited from being part of a larger marine insurance department. In addition to boat insurance, we were able to offer our clients auto, home and business insurance.

In 2011 the Canadian Yachting Association (now Sail Canada) selected Skippers’ Plan as its exclusive provider for insurance services across Canada.  The Skippers’ Plan Sail Canada Members’ Program offers extra benefits on individual boat insurance plans plus preferred rates on home, auto and commercial insurance.

In 2014 CG&B was acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited one of the top 3 global insurance brokerages.  Arthur J. Gallagher is one of the leading marine insurance brokers in the world and once again, our clients benefit from the enhanced line of products available.

The Skippers’ Plan team, part of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited, remains committed to improving boating and serving the insurance needs of Canadian boaters in Canada and throughout the world.

Contact one of our professional insurance advisors for more information on boat insurance and the Skippers’ Plan Advantage.

Some of the groups sponsored or supported by Skippers’ Plan

Sail Canada
Chester Race Week
J105 Class Association
Boating Ontario
Disabled Sailing Association of Ont.
Lake Ontario Cruising Club Assoc.
Antique & Classic Boat Society
Trent Severn Antique and Classic Boat Association
Georgian College – Recreational Marine Program
Vic Carpenter Recreational Marine Centre of Excellence
Yachts Club events across Ontario
Lake Yacht Racing Association
Lake Ontario Racing Council
Boating for Children’s Charities
World Cruising Club
Toronto Boat Show
Atlantic Challenge Canada
Spirit of Canada – Derek Hatfield
Dispro Owner’s Association
Thunderbird International Class Association
Discover Boating
Canadian Safe Boating Council
Lake Ontario 300
Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing Series
Great Lakes Cruising Club
Muskoka Steamship Society
Muskoka Lakes Assoc Classic Boat Show