Originally Posted by multihullsailor6
Well I have just had an incident where the Italian Coastguard required to check all my boat documentation. Yes they did ask for insurance for engines showing engine numbers but my insurance documentation (in six languages) explicitly mentions that the tender
is also covered. I explained to them that my insurance (with Pantaenius) is for the complete boat and all accessories. They accepted that.
Make sure that your insurance cover is in multi languages.
My experience has been the same.
Let's not get worked up over nothing. checking into the yard last year, there was no problems or issues with my standard Pantaneaus insurance policy that was no different than when we were in Spanish waters. The Italian officials are very accomodating... No problems at all. All of my paperwork was also looked over by the customs
bonding agents and authorities... No problems.
The Italians are not seizing any boats, they have enough on their plate with the North African and Middle Eastern invasion into Sicily