Boaters Care:  Offering a lifeline to one of our own.

Scott Taylor

Feb 22, 2024

Scott Taylor at the helm in Port Credit

Longtime boater/friend John Hanna sent along this note regarding Scott Taylor.

Scott Taylor has been a part of the boating community his whole life: as a racing sailor, financier, and in the last ten years as a yacht broker at Anchor Yacht Sales, where he’s helped almost 150 individuals and families find the boat of their dreams. Now Scott needs the community to be here for him.

Scott is fighting a cancer that requires him to have costly monthly treatments not covered by public health care. He has continued to work since his diagnosis, but the financial burden has become unbearable.

“Dealing with an illness like this is hard enough. Then you find out our system doesn’t cover the treatment costs. It shouldn’t be this way.” 

 Scott T.

One of Scott’s most recent clients has started a GoFundMe initiative with a bold goal of raising $50,000 to help with medical costs. Lori and others have been getting the word out that even a small donation will make a big difference.

“I’m so grateful to Scott for helping us find the boat that will make our dream of doing the Great Loop come true. Helping him with what he’s going though now just makes sense.”

Lori M.

Whether you know Scott, are in the business, or just want to pay it forward for a fellow boater, please follow the certified GoFundMe link below to make a contribution.


John Hanna

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