I agree with Jack, the only problem is that it is very difficult to attain this information.
I am now on hard standing in Port St Louis France
and have been speaking to boats from three ports
here about my problems. I must say that I am also with said firm through Denmark
. I met another Swedish boat whom were fighting them also because their motor
overheated and expirted and they are not receiving any money
after they agreed per phone
that the cost would be covered. Pantaenius aparently stated that the bill was too high and that they should have sent the motor
back from France
Another story from a German guy down here was that he was anchored in the Balliarics and someone stole his boat- he also never received a cent because the company concerned stated that he should have had someone watching the boat.
Most Sweedish people I speak to (because Pantaenius are very big in scandinavia and Germany) already know the story of the guy whom was off the north coast of Africa
both his wife and his boat and stated that he also was not covered. The case ended up in court (in Germany
I believe) taking two years before he gained some satisfaction.(sic) He was aparently supported by other sailors in fighting them with costs.
They have also apparently been letting a lot of boats off their lists in England
for no aparent reason after years of being covered.The figure I heard was 20,000. This has aparently been raised with the British Sailing Associations to no avail.
If you want to know how good they are just read their nice once yearly information brochure.I use to enjoy it knowing that I too would be covered. Unfortunately I never knew any of this information before.
After just spending three months cleaning
mud off everything I own Jack and throwing away every electrical
item I owned etc. at this stage I wish I was your friend.