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Ship Mate app

We love boating

Welcome to the Ship2Mates™ App. 

From the age of twelve years old I’ve been fortunate to be boating. In Kawartha’s cottage country, I had a small 14 ft. tin-bender with a 7.5 Mercury. That little boat would fly, and I took it everywhere. Sometimes in Balsam Lake, but mostly on the Gull River, up through Silver Lake into Shadow Lake. Fantastic summer memories as a kid.

When I moved to Toronto for school and eventually work, it wasn’t until I was twenty-eight when a close friend purchased a boat and kept it at Outer Harbour Marina, Toronto.  For me, it opened a whole new world in the city – The Lake Ontario boating community.


For years most of my friends and I travelled back and forth to cottage country for summer boating. With access to a boat in the city, it was a chance for me to meet more like-minded people that shared the love of being on the water. It was incredible to think that I had lived and worked in Toronto for almost 10 years and never once considered boating on Lake Ontario.

It was a couple more years before I purchased my own boat in Toronto. It was an old 26 ft. Sea Ray, and it needed a lot of work. At the time, there was only a handful of local guys around the marina that offered marine services. There were a few dry marinas, but they were always super busy, and very expensive. Consequently, we ended up doing much of the service work ourselves.

I learned a lot that summer about the unique boating community I was now part of. The helpfulness and generosity of the boating community is second to none. Unfortunately, I spent much of the entire first summer with my head in the engine hatch, fiddling with one thing or another. However, I was always there, and dock neighbors would stop by, introduce themselves and see how things were going, ask questions and offer some help. Some good advice, and some not so good advice. However, the thoughtfulness and eagerness to help a fellow boater was always there.

Any boater will tell you, especially in Toronto, foot-itice is real (always wanting a larger boat). Another term that became evident is the definition of a B-O-A-T (Bring Out Another Thousand). As I progressed from my 26 ft Sea Ray, to a 268, 30 ft., 330 and 370 Sea Rays, finding good marine services techs was always hard, and it still is. In fact, it was so hard that many of us (entrepreneurs) discussed the idea of creating a marine service business that would provide a system and better customer service for the boating community. This idea stayed on the shelf and never took shape until recently.

Having worked in software for several years, and recently designed some IOS and Android Apps for the pet industry, I decided to return to my love of boating. My entrepreneurial spirit was determined to design a community-based platform for the boaters and marine services. And…Ship2Mates™ was born.

The Ship2Mates™ is where the boating community comes together.

Ship2Mates™ is the App platform that effectively delivers all facets of the boating community that means the most to you.

It's a better world when you can bring people with similar interests together.

The community network

Users turn to the Ship2Mates™ community daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those that mean most to them — colleagues, clients, customers, businesses and services.

We believe connecting with others is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that people gravitate towards like-minded people, have been the guiding principles for Ship2Mates since the beginning.

Connecting the community

We recognize that thriving communities are made up of the customers, clients, colleagues and organizations. Together, they build a stronger, more vibrant, and resilient community.

Colleagues — Connect with topics you know, or those you have yet to learn.

Businesses — Instantly reach your most loyal customers with likeminded interests — and become a trusted part of the community.

Specialized Services — Engage with the people who need you most, and find support from specialized services.

News Services — Share critical, real-time relevant information directly at the community level.

Large brands — Provide hyper-targeted relevant products and services that improve each community’s daily lives.

How we’re different

Trust — We ensure your users are relevant to your community. 

Specialized perspective — Whether your specialized community App users need to find a local professional or advice about a new job in the industry, your specialized community can help — and you can reach out to them instantly.

Proximity — You’re automatically connected to everyone with similar interests, so you can build real connections with likeminded people and businesses.

A global community

Boating enthusiasts; just like you, in the United States and Canada are using Ship2Mates™ to meet, communicate and share.

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