Originally Posted by SimonV
Could you expand on your experience. What was the problem and why?
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Our experience is we purchased a 44ft American yacht in Western Samoa
We insured through a NEW ZEALAND insurance broker for the trip to Fiji
We sailed to Fiji and had a great trip.
We refitted the yacht at a cost of $44000.
We then got the yacht ready to sail to NZ we then rang the Insurance broker
and got insurance for the trip to Auckland we paid the premium and left Fiji
after sailing 250 km we herd this load bang it was either a whale or a coconut tree.We lost our rudder and had no control the weather
was blowing approx 30 to 40 knots.
There is more to this story maybe at a later date.We were picked up by a container ship.
We made a claim to Northern Ref insurance it took over three months we hired the best marine
lawyer at great cost it was then we found out that they denied quite a lot of claims and they were not in the UK but in Spain
They refused to pay and stated that we were not insured for night sailing.
The Amassing thing on Christmas
day the yacht went on a reef on the Pentecost Islands and was stripped by the natives.
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