FAQ: Deductibles and Boat Claims


There is a bit of confusion and misinformation circulating regarding deductibles for insurance. I have dedicated this post to addressing the most common misconceptions and frequently asked questions. Why are there deductibles on an insurance policy?   The deductible is the amount or portion that you will have to pay on any claim. These exist in… Read More »

NEW Boating Apps


From weight loss to managing your grocery list, there is an app for just about everything! To be honest, I find some apps really useful. Sail Canada and Discover Boating  recently launched great phone and iPad apps for boaters. Not only do these apps provide important boating information that is easy to access, search, book mark… Read More »

High Water Levels: Tips for Boating Safely


Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 boating season for the Rideau Canal and Trent Severn Waterway until Friday, May 26. Both waterways are closed to all boat traffic while all forms of water-based activity are discouraged. ‘According to Parks Canada, the closure will help protect boaters while preventing further shoreline erosion and property damage… Read More »

Rick Mercer Chats Boat Insurance with Skipper’s Plan


Just about every Canadian outside the sphere of politics loves Rick Mercer like they love slamming back a double-double and rolling up the rim. Most politicians  enjoy watching their opponents being dissected in one of Rick’s Rants but few dare to engage the political satirist for fear of becoming the punch line. When I saw Rick and his camera crew approaching the… Read More »

How To Buy Boat Insurance (Part 2)


Buying boat insurance is easy right?  If you know what to look for it is but for first time boat owners the process can appear a bit confusing . If you are buying your first boat I would like to offer some tips so you avoid the common mistakes of first time buyers. In my… Read More »
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