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About Us

Your provider of carefree boating.

Portside is your expert in marine insurance. In conjunction with your local independent insurance broker we offer premium insurance products and advice to boaters and brokers. Being part of a group that has been offering insurance packages to Canadians since 1922, we understand the business better than anyone and know what it takes to give you total peace of mind out on the water.

The Nautical Story of Portside

In 2010, Portside was born out of a desire to harness 90 years of insurance experience into a focussed marine insurance offering.

At the forefront of this marine-focussed endeavour is Matt Hoey, who traces his passion for boating to a time when his grandfather was living in a boat-building community in Scotland. This lifestyle carried over into the waters of Canada where Matt grew up learning all about sailing and powerboating from his Dad.

The Portside team was built out of a shared enthusiasm for being on the water. They have dedicated their knowledge and time to serving the people in boating communities all across Canada. Portside is your trusted provider of carefree boating.

Our Team

Matt Hoey

Vice President & Partner

Kymberly Brown

Sales Manager - East

Shelley Schnell

Sales Manager - West

Kristene Girard, CAIB

Business Development Manager:
Saskatchewan & Manitoba

Jillian Daoust

Business Development Manager:
Muskoka & Central Ontario

Laura Stratton

Business Development Manager- South West & South East Ontario

Find out what Portside has to offer!

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