December 2021 – we launched our new website and booking system.
Our booking system may look a bit different from what you are used to. We are using Zaui software https://www.zaui.com/.
Please let us know if you spot any mistakes or are having problems making a booking! Thank-you.
Just when you thought it was safe to go out on the water…
Transport Canada proposed changes to SVOP
The validity of SVO certifications may be extended to operators of larger vessels (up to 12 meters long).
Nothing is finalised yet, but here’s what we know so far:
- Any changes to the SVOP course will not come into effect until late 2018, at the earliest
- Existing SVOP certificates will still be valid, but holders may have to take additional courses if they want to operate larger vessels (more than 5GT, less than 12m)
- The SVOP will probably be a few hours longer
We hope these changes will mean a “new and improved” SVOP for bigger boats. More information is available on our webpage:
Changes to SVOP
Here’s a link to a Transport Canada PDF outlining the procedure for if you find an abandoned vessel (wreck)
Any person taking possession of a wreck (i.e. salvaging) must report a found wreck. If you salvage a wreck, you are entitled to reasonable salvage costs and expenses for your efforts. The vessel owner is liable for these expenses. If the owner cannot be found, the salvage award may be the wreck, or all or part of the proceeds of its sale, but will not exceed the value of the wreck.
As a boat owner you are responsible for disposing of your boat.