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Old 07-06-2016, 09:22   #16
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

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I have never been asked for proof of insurance in Mexico.
With a boat, in a Mexican run marina, within the last 5 years?
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:43   #17
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

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I'm heading south to Mexico this year as well...my broker is changing my insurance to Lloyds of London and assures me that as an international insurer I am covered in Mexico, as well as far as Equador ...no need for separate Mexican liability.

I hope he's correct.
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could you please tell me the name of your broker/insurer. mine says no coverage for single handers offshore ......
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then you have not checked into port nor used a marina in mexico and you risk your boat.
Actually I was at el paraso marina in Isla Mujeres many times legally checked in, never asked for insurance.
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

Yessir! Isla Mujeres marina el paraso, legally checked in.
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

Mexico requires liability insurance from a Mexican domiciled company. Two companies that supply it are Novamar and Ace Seguros both can be found on the internet and insurance can be purchased online with a credit card. Novamar can also write hull insurance. On hull insurance, you need to make sure it provides insurance for the location you will be at during Hurricane season.
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

Vagamundos del Mar. They are a US travel club in San Diego. They sell their members reasonably priced insurance, covering almost anything. Also lots of info on the happenings in Baja. Last time I checked, dues were $25 a year.
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

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I plan to take my boat south (from Vancouver to Cabo San Lucas), and am shopping for a liability insurance.

The one quote I have so far is $800 in Canadian dollars (~$630 in USD). Seems expensive - it's more than I paid for P&I + hull coverage, restricted to PNW.

Should I take this deal, or keep shopping around? Who should I talk to? Keeping in mind that US insurance companies mostly don't deal with Canadians.
I have 2 cars insured with Geico and liability insurance for my Irwin43; $100,000 plus medical for myself and guests all to meet Marina requirements at a cost of $75/pa
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could you please tell me the name of your broker/insurer. mine says no coverage for single handers offshore ......
I've used Dolphin insurance brokers the last 4 years.
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Old 07-06-2016, 16:11   #24
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

I've been pleased with NOVAMAR for the five years I've been in Baja CS,Mex. < www.novamarinsurance.com.mx>for libility Ins . English speaking and easy to reach.
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Quick question...are you going on the Baja Ha Ha by any chance????
Wouldn't want to create any unnecessary illusion of certainty, but we are #44 on Baja Ha-Ha 2015 Roster
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

So, you guys are saying "purchase cover for West Coast Canada/US, cancel it and switch to a Mexican provider when leaving San Diego", right?
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

That's what I would do. But you need to look at pricing from someone like progressive, US ans see what the price is. You may want to just get it for a year if it's only $300.
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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

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I've used Dolphin insurance brokers the last 4 years.
I've used Dolphin for the last few years too. Don't know how good they are to deal with as I haven't had a claim. Generally, insurance makes you feel secure until you need it.
A good insurance company is worth their weight in gold, I'm seeing that first hand right now in Fort Mac, some companies are helping, some are looking for loop holes. You're wise in asking these questions.

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Re: Where to shop for liability insurance? Canadian boat going to Mexico.

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I'm heading south to Mexico this year as well...my broker is changing my insurance to Lloyds of London and assures me that as an international insurer I am covered in Mexico, as well as far as Equador ...no need for separate Mexican liability.

I hope he's correct.
Please keep us informed, i have loyds through bluewater ins in florida that covers mexico, but i understood you had to have ins from a mexican company? Be good to know they accept it.
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Mexico requires liability insurance from a Mexican domiciled company. Two companies that supply it are Novamar and Ace Seguros both can be found on the internet and insurance can be purchased online with a credit card. Novamar can also write hull insurance. On hull insurance, you need to make sure it provides insurance for the location you will be at during Hurricane season.
Just saw this, this is the way i understood it
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