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Old 25-07-2016, 10:59   #1
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BVI Bareboat Hurricane Insurance???

We are planning a bareboat sailing trip to the BVI in the last week of August 2016 (right at the height of hurricane season). Is it possible to get some type of travel insurance that would cover the bareboat rental in the even that a hurricane hits that week? If so, which co.?

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Re: BVI Bareboat Hurricane Insurance???

The Charter company have the fleet insured even in the hurricane season, what kind of coverage you looking for?Cheers
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Re: BVI Bareboat Hurricane Insurance???

Google yacht charter travel insurance or trip insurance.
Lots of choices.
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We are planning a bareboat sailing trip to the BVI in the last week of August 2016 (right at the height of hurricane season). Is it possible to get some type of travel insurance that would cover the bareboat rental in the even that a hurricane hits that week? If so, which co.?



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Your charter company should be able to direct you to a company that provides travel insurance. You could always look here too www.insuremytrip.com



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Re: BVI Bareboat Hurricane Insurance???

We have chartered every year since 1978 during hurricane season in the BVI. In fact, we are there now and don't end the charter until August 10. Usually we do 2-3 weeks at the end of July and beginning of August. Usually we end by the 15th of August except last year we did not end until the 27th. Last year we felt OK about it because of the cooler than usual temperatures in the eastern Atlantic and that turned out to be a good call.One year we arrived right after a hurricane with winds up to 105 hit. We had 3 boats that year and two were damaged before we got there. The company had replacements for us that were newer and bigger.
Great trip with lighter than usual winds and less than usual swells so clearer than usual water.
Another time Cecilia came close so we were directed to dock for a night in Nanny Cay so we ate ate Peg Leg's.
The closest was 2 years ago in August of 2014 when the hurricane went over Puerto Rico. We were directed to the North Sound and saw 58 knots and 2-3 foot swell hiding behind Mosquito on the way in. We were directed to pick up a mooring in Leverick Bay where we double tied. Mostly the highest gusts were in the 50's with the most at 72. The mooring sailed some and we heeled to 30 degrees but seas 1-2 feet.
Companies will also have you go to the Bight but we preferred the North Sound so we could get off the boat where it was hot from being closed up. It rained hard. Wind over 30 for 9 hours and over 40 for 1.5 hours.
Company recently BVI Yacht Charters. Past used Moorings & Sunsail mostly.
Most companies automatically offer cancellation insurance. We decline and would not have used it in the 38 years. All flights would be canceled also. We will not have an event this year - you know about 10 days out. But the temps are going up in the eastern Atlantic.
I would not book for the last week of August now but if it was in the works I would still plan on going but would try to be flexible about when I expected to get back.
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