A bosun, boatswain, or bos’n is responsible for the for the supervision of the deck crew. They are senior members of the crew and plan, schedule and assign work to ensure a boat’s hull, deck, lines, and superstructure. Basically – they were the ones who made sure the boat stayed beautiful and safe.

MyBosun was created to solve one simple problem – Finding good marine services is hard. Sure, there are many sites that help you find marinas while underway (Such as ActiveCaptain, or Marinas.com), and lots of guides to help you find a restaurant when you finally do tie up, but nothing to help you find a good mechanic, canvas repair, or chandlery. Like a good bosun of any ship, MyBosun strives to help you find the services you need to keep your boat beautiful and safe as well.

Have a favourite service provider, shop, or equipment manufacturer that you want to reward for their great service? Do them (and your fellow boaters) a favour and add them to the site, and tell them to swing by and claim their page and keep it updated.

Have a question? You can contact the chief steward, John Ross, from our contact page.


Casa Libre

John owns a 1989 Hunter 37 and is an avid sailor of many years. He and his wife spend their summers sailing Lake Ontario and living on their boat.
Photo © Alexei Pachkevitch


Wishing you fair winds and calm seas!