Boater AssistCanadian Yachting spoke to Al Donaldson, executive director of Boating Ontario who confirmed that notification has been sent to the Boater Assist Canada members stating that the Board of Directors of Boater Assist Canada have elected to cease operations of the program effective immediately.

All Boater Assist Members who have paid membership fees in 2013 will have their money refunded to them in the very near future. 

The program officially ceased operation on July 4th but stayed open through the weekend of July 6 and 7 for emergency calls. 

The notice to members noted that most insurance providers have provisions in their policies for the payment of towing fees. Boaters must first pay their local service provider and then claim the cost from their insurance company. The majority of insurance companies have advised that this would be treated as no fault claim.