Boating Blog Ontario

  • Boat Insurance Cost

    How much does boat insurance cost in Ontario?

    By ingagemarine • April 9, 2024
    How much does boat insurance cost in Ontario? Posted on April 9, 2024 | Updated on April 9, 2024 The cost of boat insurance in Ontario is influenced by various factors, including the boat’s type, size, speed, age, and value. Additionally, the operator’s age, experience, and claims history significantly determine the insurance premium. Each of…
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  • Boating with a dog

    Boating with Your Dog: Tips for Safe and Fun Adventures

    By ingagemarine • March 14, 2024
    Boating with Your Dog: Tips for Safe and Fun Adventures Posted on March 14, 2024 | Updated on March 14, 2024 Boating offers a blissful escape into the tranquil beauty of the water, and for dog owners, sharing this experience with your four-legged companion can elevate the adventure to new heights. Whether you’re navigating a…
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  • The pros and cons of pontoon boats

    By ingagemarine • August 18, 2023
    The pros and cons of pontoon boats Posted on August 18, 2023 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Pontoon boats have become increasingly popular over the years, and it’s easy to see why. These versatile vessels offer plenty of space for entertaining, fishing, sunbathing, and relaxing on the water, making them a popular choice for…
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  • Zebra mussels

    Ontario boating regulations to reduce spread of invasive species

    By ingagemarine • January 5, 2022
    Ontario boating regulations to reduce spread of invasive species Posted on January 5, 2022 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Starting January 1, 2022, watercraft in Ontario including canoes and kayaks will be classified as carriers of invasive species under the Invasive Species Act. Ontario boaters are now required to remove any aquatic plants, animals,…
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  • Transport Canada proposes changes to the Pleasure Craft Licencing Program

    By ingagemarine • December 14, 2020
    Transport Canada proposes changes to the Pleasure Craft Licencing Program Posted on December 14, 2020 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Why is Transport Canada making changes to the Pleasure Craft Licencing Program? The proposed changes to the Pleasure Craft Licencing program are part of Transport Canada’s effort to modernize transportation laws, regulations, fees and…
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  • How to decode a boat hull identification number (HIN)

    By ingagemarine • February 18, 2019
    How to decode a boat hull identification number (HIN) Posted on February 18, 2019 | Updated on April 9, 2024 What is a boat hull identification number (HIN)? The Hull Identification Number (HIN), also known as the boat serial number, is a unique 12-digit number that must be affixed to the hull of pleasure craft…
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  • 5 insurance tips for renting out your cottage

    By ingagemarine • September 22, 2017
    5 insurance tips for renting out your cottage Posted on September 22, 2017 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Check your current coverage The first person you should speak to is your insurance broker. Consider increasing your liability limit Renting your cottage creates an increased risk of injury to others. If you have $1,000,000 lliability,…
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  • Boat Insurance Ontario – Is it legally required?

    By ingagemarine • March 29, 2017
    Boat Insurance Ontario – Is it legally required? Posted on March 29, 2017 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Boat Insurance Ontario – Is it legally required? Ontario does not have a law that requires you to carry insurance on your boat or PWC. This is why you don’t get a liability (pink) slip with…
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  • Pleasure Craft Operator Card

    By ingagemarine • February 13, 2016
    Pleasure Craft Operator Card Posted on February 13, 2016 | Updated on April 9, 2024 As of September 15, 2009 all boaters are required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card in order to operate a powered watercraft. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption – this law applies to all boaters. Powered watercraft…
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  • 9 Things to Know About Boat Insurance in Ontario

    By ingagemarine • February 3, 2016
    9 Things to Know About Boat Insurance in Ontario Posted on February 3, 2016 | Updated on April 9, 2024 Boat and PWC insurance is not mandatory in Ontario Ontario does not have a law that requires you to carry insurance on your boat or PWC. However, there may be times when you have no…
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