Hello fellow world travellers,
I am sending my 35 foot sailing sloop
to Mallorca, Spain
arriving December, 2014 and have been advised that the officials in Spain
require evidence of a Marine
3rd Party Liability Insurance
Policy on arrival. I am resident in Canada
and my boat is a Canadian Registered Vessel.
I have been informed by various European insurers that since I am not resident there they are not licensed to issue me insurance
My enquiry of my Canadian household insurer was that their umbrella coverage is worldwide but would not apply to a boat larger than a smaller recreational craft. I don't know that I agree since there is no exclusion that I could find under their coverage wording and it is "worldwide" coverage. As owner and skipper
of my boat the coverage should extend to any action I might be involved in with that boat and 3rd parties anywhere in the world.
If anyone has direct experience with this insurance coverage or has advice as to where marine
coverage can be obtained for European waters I would appreciate your input.