Mine was $1400-00 AUD for full coverage, Agreed value, for $150,000-00.
Restricted to 200 miles off shore, No Blue water
cruising, But another $200-00 and they would have given that to me as well.
But I needed to fill in a million forms for the Blue Water
extra's. and my experience would probably have negated that,
After Sailing from Fiji
to OZ, I probably could get the Blue water extension easily now,
I dont know really,
Because I was in transit at the time of insuring, I could only talk to my Broker when I was in phone
coverage areas of countrys I was passing, Less than 12 miles offshore
It started in Melbourne, Then Fiji
, Then Vanuatu
, then New Caledonia
, then Bundaberg, I sailed from Bundaberg before the papers arrived, They are still sitting in the post office at Bundaberg,
I finally got the papers at Port Stephens, Where I received them by fax at the newsagents, filled them in and sent them back by fax,
Very lucky for me as I wrecked my boat on the way home, Blown ashore while sleeping, And only 700 miles from home,
The Insurance Company and the Broker have been Marvellous,
They had a salvage
team at the boat the next morning after I put in the claim in the afternoon, They were right on the ball, They have been so helpfull, They organised the lot,
The wrecked boat was on an Island 12 miles off shore,
Took them a week to get it floated on airbags and towed to Port Stephens where it is sitting on the hard
, and awaiting the assessors report and quotes to get it fixed,
As they are such good companys to deal with, they need to be known.
PSC Coast wide Insurance Brokers, Bundall, Brisbane
Insurance, Mt Hawthorn in Perth,
Insurance for boats is more urgent and required than cars, Sliding in and out of Marina's surrounded by mega million dollar yachts,
Full Insurance is essential.
In the Marina, Your motor
stops while moving. That 10 million dollar yacht your sliding towards, Your gonna hit it, even if you drop your anchor
I was lucky, I was backing out and still close enough to the pier to rety my boat up and secure it,
The linkage fell off the gearbox
, I had no forward or reverse gears, Very scary, Sliding backwards out of the berth and no propulsion