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 orderdesk@cps-ecp.ca 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.

Want to become a benefit supplier? Contact: mbr-benefits@cps-ecp.org

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 membership@cps-ecp.ca or contact the representative of a Squadron near you.