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 »

The Boat Claims of Winter


It is a common misconception in the boating community that once boats are hauled out for winter storage that they are much safer.   Our claims statistics tell a different story.   Here is my list of the Top Claims of Winter Theft.  The week after haul out and the week before launch are active times for thieves.… Read More »

The Trouble With Hurricane Holes


If you are going south and your severe weather plan is to head to the closest hurricane hole be prepared for higher insurance premiums.  A lot of people I speak to are surprised to discover this fact. A hurricane hole is a relatively safe place to run from a tropical cyclone – unless it is crowded with… Read More »
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