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On the Water: Plan your trip (see Trip Checklist) Know your route and what’s along the way (ex. Marinas, gas docks etc) Learn the waters, including current water levels Check forecasts Let someone know your plan Carry all safety equipment For information on safety equipment visit www.smartboater.ca  At Launch: Outdrive bellows – Inspect on an Read More

The draw of sunsets, the thrill of fireworks over the water, stargazing from the bow…boating at night can be a magical, memorable experience. There are some things to consider when preparing for a late night cruise. Below is a link to a fantastic article outlining some important information and tips to help you stay safe Read More

April has arrived and the snow is finally starting to melt!  The ice may still be in the lakes but it’s time to start planning for the boating season.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you get ready for spring launch. 1. With the late start this year, marinas are going Read More

Join Northstar Marine Insurance at the Spring Cottage Life show, Toronto, ON. March 28-30! This is a great way to get in the mood for spring.

For many, boat insurance is foreign territory and the tendency is to call your home and auto broker or agent because there is already a relationship there. Before making the decision to add your boat to your home insurance, it is well worth the time to explore all of the options and coverages that are Read More

Boating isn’t normally top of mind in February but with this year’s heavy snowfall and ice buildup many boaters have been forced to think about it. We’ve seen an abundance of storage shed collapses this winter and as temperatures warm up and snow loads get heavier we’re expecting  even more. So what happens when a Read More

Every year, when the boating season comes to an end, we reflect on the trends we’ve seen.  This season saw a continuation of the industry wide trend we’ve watched over the past two years – the increase in the number of new boaters entering the marketplace.  We ask why we’re seeing this movement. Boating is Read More

It’s that time again! The 26th Annual Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular runs from August 23 to September 1st so make your plans! This is an amazing event put on by the Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association, an organization dedicated to conservation through fishery and wildlife initiatives.  Current projects include building and maintaining nesting boxes for various bird Read More

Are you in the market for a boat? Do you love browsing the latest in boating accessories? You’re in luck!  It’s time for the 23rd annual Port Credit In-Water Boat Show and it promises to be a good one!  Visit the Port Credit Harbour Marina, located at 1 Port Street East, Mississauga (Hurontario and Lakeshore Read More

Insurance Companies have had a rough year so far. The process of addressing the shear quantity of claims reported from the unprecedented Alberta Flooding had barely begun when Insurance Companies were hit with the flooding in Toronto. One insurance company reported the Toronto flooding generated as many claims in one day as it expects to Read More

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