Over 50 Years at the Toronto Boat Show and Still Going Strong


Did you know that Skippers’ Plan Insurance is one of the longest standing exhibitors at the Toronto International Boat Show?   Some may be surprised to learn that  we have been  attending  the Toronto Boat Show as an exhibitor  for over 50 consecutive years. Manufacturers and dealers have come and gone and a few have even had several… Read More »

Unexpected arrival at The Toronto International Boat Show


Excerpt from today’s exhibitor newsletter Welcome Aboard #boatshowbaby! Opening weekend almost had a bit too much excitement on Saturday when one of our show visitors went into labour – coincidentally near the New Boater Welcome Centre! Several hours after Mom Heather was whisked away in an ambulance, Colin Junkin took to social media, thanking Toronto… Read More »

The New Product Showcase at TIBS 2015


At the Toronto International Boat Show (January 10-18) my primary role is to meet with existing clients, introduce my  outstanding staff of insurance professionals to potential new clients and provide insurance quotes for all.  This is the most important 10 day show in our calendar and a good show can really make your year.   It is also the… Read More »

Marine Diesel Engine Theory, Maintenance and Repair Course


This was my first year as owner of a sailboat with a diesel engine.  After one season I know I need additional training that you just can’t get from books or videos.   This is an expensive piece of kit and too valuable for trial and error maintenance techniques.      I received notice about a diesel engine course… Read More »

Can’t Go Boating? Take a course.


Who says there’s no such thing as winter boating in Canada?  Of course, if you’re a live aboard or a west-coast boater then you’re in the water all winter.  But if you’re like most Canadian boaters, you’ve sadly put your boat away for the winter and started counting the days until launch. Just because its… Read More »
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