If yours is like this one, the first one I pulled up doing a search 1973 Alden Boothbay Explorer Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Then you shouldn't have too much trouble, post survey that is. Given that's she's got a Lloyds certification
When you're querying the insurance companies, have a checklist of questions for them. Particularly listing areas of difficulty where you've run afoul of the other insurance companies which you've tried.
Also, let them know where you're located, & have a list of surveyors say within 50 miles that you can fax to them. As well as asking them directly, but politely, who they work with surveyor
wise. And the bottom line, what it takes to get insurance from them.
Another way to go is the reverse. Ask the local boatyards
who they recommend surveryor & insurance wise. As, obviously, both the surveyors & the marinas
want your $. And if they're decent folks, they'll do a little bit of leg work in order to get it/your business.
- If the latter works, it don't hurt to; at the least write them a thank you letter to their respective higher ups. Sighting the names of those who helped you. And or, give the surveyor a bit of a tip, even if it's just a case of his favorite cold ones, or a fifth of his favorite scotch.
Um, one other thought came to mind. If there's an owner's association for your brand of yacht, you might query some of the other owners of her sisterships. And or if the yard which built her is still splashing new vessels, then they may have some ideas as well.
And thank you for bringing up this topic, as it's one I need to do something about, a little ways down the road. And your impasse, which could easily be mine, or anyone elses, stirred my grey matter to come up with some ideas.
PS: If your vessel's a new purchase
, you might ask the broker as well. Ditto on banks which have been to do loans for vessels such as yours.