Comprehensive CPS-ECP Member Benefits

Cowan Insurance has partnered with CPS-ECP to provide exclusive coverage to our members.

Boat Insurance

  • Get a 15% discount on boat insurance
  • 10% decrease in policy deductible for every claim-free year, up to 50%
  • Coverage available for southern cruises
  • 12-month navigation – No lay-up period required
  • See more on our tailored coverage (pdf)

Group Home and Auto

  • Save up to 20% on both your home and auto insurance premiums
  • No additional service charges for pre-authorized payments
  • Custom insurance solutions
  • Available Canada-wide
  • Towing, fuel delivery, jump starts, fog shepherding, minor on-scene repairs, soft groundings and additional services.

NEW $500 Carefree Boat Club Discount

The Carefree concept is simple – offering you the opportunity to fully experience the joys of boating without the high costs and commitments of ownership. There are no limits on how often you go boating - just join, pay your dues and boat as often as you like.

CPS-ECP members will receive a $500 discount on the entry fee to Carefree Boat Club and a $75 credit on CPS-ECP courses at participating locations.

Visit the member's site (log-in required) for details.

NAVIGATION 25% discount when you download the Aqua Map app

Aqua Map is a navigational application that provides the user with clear nautical charts, realistic symbols and colours. Aqua Maps functionalities are simple and intuitive.

CPS-ECP members will receive a 25% discount when they download the app of the navigational waters of their preference. To get your 25% discount when placing your online order please enter the discount codes listed in the member's site (log-in required).

Apply to become a CPS-ECP Member for $60

A discount of 25% applies to a First Year Membership if requested within 60 days of the student’s marks submitted after completing a CPS-ECP course.

NEW Ports Cruising Guides - 10% Discount

Whether you're cruising the Rideau Canal and Lower Ottawa River, Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands, the Trent-Severn Waterway, or Georgian Bay, The North Channel & Lake Huron you'll find everything you need to know in PORTS.

CPS-ECP members will receive 10% discount and free shipping when they order one or all the guides. Visit the member's site (log-in required) for how-to-order details.

VHF Radios | Fuel | Life jackets | Navigation tools

Save on boating equipment from premier manufactures:

  • Icom Canada Save $10.00 to $50.00 on selected high quality radio equipment.
  • Weems & Plath 15% savings on navigation tools and products.
Rebate form and list of products available are found in the member's site (log-in required).

NOTE: The 20% discount is only available when Salus products are purchased through and is NOT available through any other Salus dealer or outlet.

Additional Discounts

Benefits may change from time to time without notice

*Note: Savings compared with a similar policy from Cowan Group to non-members. To qualify for the CPS-ECP Insurance program, it may be required for some boats that a recent marine survey be presented; as a result, not all boats may qualify or restrictions may apply. The CPS-ECP Boat Insurance program provides a comprehensive package. Not all proposed competitive policies are as comprehensive as the Cowan Group CPS-ECP program; read the policy fine prints of any competitive offer.

**$1.27 per issue from your annual membership dues for Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons is allocated to the annual subscription (6 issues) for Canadian Yachting and is non-deductible.

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Benefits from our corporate sponsors can more than cover the cost of your annual membership; many more benefits negotiated by individual Squadrons are also available to members across the country.

Apply to become a CPS-ECP member today!

Have an Operator Card? Join immediately!
By joining, you are supporting a non-profit volunteer organization committed to promoting values you believe in.

Other Ways to Apply

You can also call National Office during business hours at 1-888-277-2628, email us at or contact the representative of a Squadron near you.