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Boating Safety Tips from CBSC


Canadian Safe Boating Council has posted some great tips for spring and summer boating.  It all begins with a pre-departure list, which you should complete before you head out on the water. Take a few minutes to walk around your boat and carry out a visual inspection to ensure your boat and engine are in… Read More »

Skippers’ Plan Athlete of the Year at Sail Canada Rolex Awards


Each year it is our honour to recognize excellence in sailing at the Sail Canada Rolex Awards.  This year’s event was hosted at the Carlu in Toronto where Andrew Robertson presented the  Skippers’ Plan Award to the top male and female sailors in Canada. This award recognizes the achievements of top Canadian sailors based on regatta results in… Read More »

Am I Required To Insure My Boat?


Boat insurance is NOT required for private pleasure boats in Canada, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need it. If you have a loan on the boat, your bank will likely require proof of insurance. The bank will be identified as a lien holder on the policy which means if there is a total loss claim they… Read More »
Boat Insurance: How to Read Any Policy

Boat Insurance Polices: How to Read & Understand Them


Boat insurance policies are not standardized like auto insurance so the coverage and terms can vary from one insurance company to the next. While the policy wordings do share common elements, there are six key components you should review and understand before you choose one boat insurance policy over another. 1. POLICY TYPE: There are… Read More »
NEW Liability Requirements for Boaters

NEW Compulsory Insurance Regulations For Boaters


If you plan to use your boat for carrying passengers then you need to know about new  regulations that make passenger liability insurance mandatory for  marine passenger vessels. These regulation don’t affect you if you just use your boat for private pleasure. But if you use your boat for any of the following activities then the compulsory insurance regulations… Read More »
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