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Old 21-04-2019, 21:44   #31
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Re: Recommendations needed for an Aussie insurance company -Australian Pantaenius use

Tried them. They don't do Bluewater cruising
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Well considering that I am a Blue water cruiser and that I am insured through them sorts of contradicts your statement does it not !?
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Old 21-04-2019, 21:55   #33
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Yes. I tried them because I saw your comment. This is thier reply

Thanks for your enquiry

We don’t have any markets for blue water cruising, try TOPSAIL

www.topsailinsurance.com.au

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Oops. Apologies. I think you were recommending Aqua. I am still waiting to hear back from them. New tablet not showing the whole thread. Cheers
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Talk to Terry Gale from Ausure Insurance Brokers.
03 5152 3028
He negotiated with Nautilus Marine Insurance for me, but he may have something different for you.
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Old 21-04-2019, 22:05   #36
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Thanks for the lead. I am in Langkawi at present so I'll drop him a line. I enquired with quite a few firms on Friday. Not getting much back in the way of responses, including Pants who I inspired with
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Well considering that I am a Blue water cruiser and that I am insured through them sorts of contradicts your statement does it not !?
I was with Trident, They gave Aussies residents 200 Nmiles off shore but wont insure Blue water crossings, From Fiji to Australia,

200 Nmiles off shore is Blue water, I thought it a bit strange, But they call the shots,
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Re: Recommendations needed for an Aussie insurance company - Aust Pantaenius useless

If one of you has Brit background and an immigrant to Australia, (still have UK passport) along with an address in the UK.. might be worth re-registering. It's not like your going home soon..
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Have been very happy with Topsail Insurance, have just had a claim settled for damage (about $5000) pleasant to deal with, approval and money paid quickly,
reasonable premium.
Hopefully the premium wont go up too much next year.
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Hey Seaworthy Lass! try www.compareyachtinsurance.com, took me 2-3 minutes and i've never looked back. Will go to them to see what else is out there at my next renewal, as loyalty doesn't seem to be rewarded anymore these days.

Keep me updated on how you get along!
Hi Christian
Thanks for the suggestion.
I am no longer searching, but your info may help others.

I went with Topsail a couple of weeks ago:

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My time is running out, so at this stage I will simply go ahead with Topsail. If I hear back from the two brokers it will be interesting to compare policies and prices.
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Hi Christian
Thanks for the suggestion.
I am no longer searching, but your info may help others.

I went with Topsail a couple of weeks ago:
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I am with Pantaenius ATM, but got a quote from Topsail and they are cheaper.

As soon as I get through reading the fine print, I might just switch to Topsail as I was with P. AU also with my previous boat and was not happy with them.
Now they say that the customer service has changed, but I don't like the policy wording, especially that no anchoring bit.
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I am with Pantaenius ATM, but got a quote from Topsail and they are cheaper.

As soon as I get through reading the fine print, I might just switch to Topsail as I was with P. AU also with my previous boat and was not happy with them.
Now they say that the customer service has changed, but I don't like the policy wording, especially that no anchoring bit.
Absolutely no single handing between sunset and dawn except in “enclosed water” (which is defined as inland waters) is restrictive too in the Pantaenius Australia policy. If I was late getting back from a walk and it was twilight and my husband needed to reanchor, the policy would be voided.

We had zero restrictions with single handing under Pantaenius Germany.

Topsail at least give us 24 hours.
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Absolutely no single handing between sunset and dawn except in “enclosed water” (which is defined as inland waters) is restrictive too in the Pantaenius Australia policy. If I was late getting back from a walk and it was twilight and my husband needed to reanchor, the policy would be voided.

We had zero restrictions with single handing under Pantaenius Germany.

Topsail at least give us 24 hours.

As mentioned I got single-handing covered with P OZ but with a higher excess than with crew.
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Absolutely no single handing between sunset and dawn except in “enclosed water” (which is defined as inland waters) is restrictive too in the Pantaenius Australia policy. If I was late getting back from a walk and it was twilight and my husband needed to reanchor, the policy would be voided.

We had zero restrictions with single handing under Pantaenius Germany.

Topsail at least give us 24 hours.
That is interesting, as the Germany Pants, it the same company as the UK one. A (German) friend and I have both had quotes from Pants in UK/Germany respectively. Neither allow singlehanding for more than 18 hours.

I don't think any Lloyds insurer does (allow it for any decent period of time), at least not any I've come across.

Makes you wonder, how people in solo races around the world, or even around the Med, get insurance.
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