Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP) rebrands to CanBoat / NautiSavoir


May, 2024

The brand features a new logo with a red maple leaf and a blue wave symbolic of boating lifestyle on our rivers, lakes, and oceans. The new name is shorter and identifiable to those interested in becoming part of our nation-wide boating family.

Our not-for-profit Canadian organization has been providing excellent education for recreational boaters for over 85 years. We have enjoyed many years as a major contributor to safe boating, while training over 800,000 boaters. Our goal is to continue being a leader in boating education and membership.

“After months of market research, it was clear we needed to modernize our focus. We are very respectful of our past journey which has given us the impetus to improve the direction of our future.” Lise Blais, Chief Commander

During the roll out, CanBoat / NautiSavoir will be noticeably visible on our website, in our print publications, electronic media, trade shows and social media. The name will also dove-tail nicely with recent state of the art technical upgrades to our numerous boating courses.

“The objective of the new brand was to refresh our name and visual identity. We also felt the need to successfully appeal to younger boaters to take our courses, become members and volunteer.” Bruce Kelley, National Marketing Chair

“CanBoat / NautiSavoir will resonate with a clear illustration of who we are and what we offer. Belonging to this organization speaks to Canada, Boating and YOUR ability to boat – Yes you CanBoat!” Vanessa Schmidt, National Marketing and Graphics Manager

About CanBoat / NautiSavoir:

CanBoat / NautiSavoir, operated by Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons / Escadrilles canadiennes de plaisance (CPS-ECP), is a national, not-for-profit boating organization offering courses and seminars for recreational boaters.

Their courses include and are not limited to the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and the Maritime Radio Course to obtain VHF Radio Certification. Its website offers the above certifications and links to its numerous other courses. These build from the basic courses required by law to more advanced material for boaters who would like to cross blue ocean waters.

The PCOC card program is the only Canadian-issued card that qualifies for acceptance by the U.S. Coast Guard. These courses are available online by self-study or taught via instructor led virtual classes or in classrooms.

Since 1938, generations of volunteers have been sharing their on-the-water knowledge with new and seasoned boaters, helping them prepare for both every-day and emergency situations. CanBoat / NautiSavoir courses are developed by boaters for boaters. Membership in CanBoat / NautiSavoir offers access to insurance discounts for boats, home and auto, discounts on courses, on marine wear and products, on marine on the water assistance and more.  As well, annual membership dues from individuals allow CanBoat / NautiSavoir to better serve the boating community and develop its programs.