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Backed by 15 years’ experience in Marine Insurance, Northstar Marine Insurance exploded onto the Ontario Boat Insurance scene 5 years ago, challenging other Boat Insurance providers to raise the bar with our dynamic and different approach to Boat Insurance.  We aren’t your traditional 9-5 insurance brokerage – we recognize that in a fast-paced world there is limited time to wait for quotes or to plow through cumbersome insurance forms.  This is why we make Boat Insurance easy with a straightforward approach and unbeatable expertise, getting you out on the water fast with industry leading coverage specific to the needs of boaters.


MD Marine Insurance

The experience and expertise required to be a successful boat-only insurance company is not readily available from a general insurance company that sells boat insurance in addition to home and auto policies.

In fact it’s a specialized team of agents, brokers and support staff that you need. People who have been there…a lot. People with the experience and responsiveness to keep things moving forward when you make a claim. And people who are dedicated to making sure that you come through it all with a good-as-new boat and a positive feeling about the process.

With nearly a century of experience in marine insurance, you can be sure that nobody knows how to build you the right policy and move you through the claims process better, faster or easier than we do. With our industry knowledge, we have more satisfied clients giving us great referrals. Meaning, we’ve earned one of the best reputations in the marine insurance industry.


Skippers Plan

More than six 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 the Skippers’ Plan concept was born.

Skippers’ Plan grew as a family business over three generations under the brokerage name Robertson & Robertson. In 2010, Robertson & Robertson became part of The CG&B Group, one of Canada’s foremost brokerages, and our clients benefitted from being part of larger marine department. We were also able to offer our client auto, home and business insurance. In 2011 Canadian Yachting Association (now Sail Canada) selected Skippers’ Plan as its exclusive provider for insurance services from coast to coast. In 2014 CG&B were acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher, one of the top 3 insurance brokerages operating worldwide. Arthur J. Gallagher is one of the leading marine insurance brokers in the world and our clients will benefit from the enhanced line of products now available.

The Robertson family continues to manage Skippers’ Plan as part of Arthur J Gallagher International. We remain committed to improving boating and serving the insurance needs of Canadian boaters in Canada and throughout the world.




Boating Ontario

Boating Ontario is the largest recreational marine trade association in Canada . Our membership consists of yacht clubs, water-based and dryland marinas, both privately and municipally owned, as well as Trade Members who supply products and services to the marine industry.

Boating Ontario  is an Industry leader, with such programs as our Careers In Boating program, our world-renowned Clean Marine program, and the Boating Safety program. For more information about our association or to join, visit our Industry site.

Buying or Selling a boat? Visit www.boatingontariodealer.com. The Boating Ontario Dealer Association; a committee of Boating Ontario is aimed at creating the highest standards of service and professionalism in the boating industry of Ontario. Our members aspire to make the task of buying or selling a boat in Ontario a straightforward and positive experience for everyone.




Please click the link for more information regarding the ORVDA.



OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) enforces the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act, 2002 (MVDA) on behalf of the Ontario government through the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS). Our mandate is to maintain a fair and informed marketplace in Ontario by protecting the rights of consumers, enhancing industry professionalism and ensuring fair, honest and open competition for registered motor vehicle dealers.