About Gallagher Skippers’ Plan

History of Gallagher
Skippers’ Plan

More than seven 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.

Today Gallagher 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 Gallagher Skippers’ Plan advantage.

Some of the groups sponsored or supported by Gallagher 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