New Boater Welcome Centre

New to Boating? It All Starts Here! Drop by the New Boater Welcome Centre, located in the centre of the show between Hall B and the Mariner’s Marketplace.

Discover Boating Centre

Ask our unbiased experts anything – we’re here to help!

  • How do I create a realistic budget that works?
  • How do I make sure that I choose the boat that’s right for me and my needs?
  • How do I successfully “shop a boat show”?
  • What kinds of questions should I ask?
  • How do I decide where to go boating?

We want you to find out how easy it is to realize your boating dreams. Once you get started, you’ll soon discover how much better life is with a boat!

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New Boater Seminars

Presented each day, seminars on how to buy your first boat - this seminar reviews working with dealers or brokers, the benefits of getting a marine survey and what to do, why and when to get marine insurance, vessel licensing, education opportunities, required operator certification for powered vessels, and the use of marine radios. Lots of time for questions!


Click here to view the full 2017 schedule and check back to see the new 2018 schedule.



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Discover Canada... From Its Water!

Daily demonstrations and guided show floor tours provided in Mandarin by boating specialist Charley Zhou of Ahoy Captain Yachting Services bridge language barriers and make boating more accessible to everyone!

Check back for 2018 tour schedule.

華裔社區優惠:想了解如何融入優質的遊艇生活嗎?多倫多國際遊艇展為華裔社區提供$10優惠門票,並聘請領航遊艇協會的周查理會長提供多個時段的國粵語現場導遊(需預先報名)!詳情參閱

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CPS Boating Skills Virtual Training – Risk Free Boating

Navigate your way through a variety of simulated boating challenges with help from Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons!

Instructors will teach you about aids to navigation, pre-departure checklists, guest muster drills, VHF/DSC radio operation, anchoring techniques, and how to deal with emergency situations.  State-of-the-art boating simulator technology teaches you how to deal with a variety of scenarios.



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Boating … It’s For Everyone!

Come and learn from the experts at CharterAbility how boating can be accessible to everyone!

A registered charity, CharterAbility is dedicated to providing accessible, recreational, boating at no cost to people of all ages deprived of the opportunity due to physical limitations or personal circumstances.



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