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Old 14-11-2010, 13:29   #1
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Mexico Insurance

We will be intering Mexican waters in a few days and we are planing on stopping in San Diego to get insurance. Our insurance co., Progressive, stops coverage leaving the US. Also where is a good spot to anchor for free and provision our boat? Thank you, Scott
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Stop at the Police dock on Shelter Island and they will issue you a 30 day anchoring permit and show you where the usable anchorages are. (You can renew this permit twice for a total of 90 days.)
For liability insurance I get mine on line (the site is actually called MexicoInsuranceOnLine or something similar). They are brokers for the same Mexican insurance companies everyone else has, but you can print your declarations page right off the Internet, no waiting.
You can also get a Mexican fishing license on line (CONAPESCA).

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Old 14-11-2010, 18:19   #3
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Thanks Michael, spot on as usual! I went back and forth on bringing a printer with us. I think I will get one in San Deigo if I can walk, bus etc there.
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Rearsteer,

Just FYI here is a quote from forum member TabbyCat on this subject:

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Mexican Liability Insurance & Hull Insurance for Mexico

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There are two types of "Mexican" insurance.

One is the standard Yacht Policy, which covers your boat for Hull Damage & P&I Liability. This pays for damages as a result of the operation of your vessel - collision, lightning, theft, sinking, etc. Markel, ACE, and a bunch of other companies that we work with will cover your vessel while navigating Mexican waters for that; Most US companies have restrictions on where you can be during the hurricane season. So this insurance is valid in Mexico for the purposes of protecting your investment in your boat and your liability to other boaters, but to Osirissail's point, it's not what the Mexican government is looking for.

The second type of Mexican insurance is Mexican Liability Insurance, provided by a Mexican Insurance Company. This coverage is required by the Mexican government. These policies are usually quite inexpensive. You usually purchase them IN ADDITION to your regular Yacht Policy. Yes, it is redundant coverage for the P&I liability coverage already on your Yacht Policy- the only difference is that the policy is issued through a Mexican company. IMIS is affiliated with a Mexican company that provides this Mexican Liability Insurance - if you click on the link below,scroll down to Mexican Laibility & you will be re-directed to a Mexican company. IMIS Online Services

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We are in Coronado and got our ins online but we don't have a printer onbord. I do have all the ins info written down. Will this do, our should I walk the 4.5 miles over the bridge to office depot and get one? I do have a copy of my US ins that will still be inforce for hull coverage.
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Send the declarations page to yourself as an email, then go to a Kinko's or whoever else rents out computer time, call up your email, and print it on their equipment. Sometimes the public library has "guest privileges".

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Heres the dealeo, we found a Postal Annez store at 941 Orange Ave in Coronado and got two copys. One in english and one in spanish. We dident want to walk that big old bridge over to San Diego. I just dident know if I would have to show it or not. Thanks
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I just dident know if I would have to show it or not.
Only if Aduana, a Port Captain, or a marina office asks for it. Rule of Thumb: never volunteer information...

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