Hello CF community. My wife and I are in the process of purchasing
a 2005 Maxim 380 catamaran
. We were potentially going to put this cat in a sailing school
program close to where we live so we can learn the boat and systems as well as stock up the cruising kitty for a year plus. Slips are really tight where we live.
We ran into an issue with the school's insurance
broker getting the required charter insurance
from their underwriter ACE. He stated that the Maxim catamarans were "red listed" from the underwriter, ACE, due to a large volume of claims over the years. Obviously this has stalled our process of placing the boat in the program close to home.
My questions are has anyone heard of issues relating to Maxim yachts and charter programs before that would preclude this type of boat from getting insurance? Why would ACE take this position?
I can't find any info anywhere about issues with Maxim builds, other than the molds were sold after the company went closed and the new "Maxim" may or may not have built boats with them.
Thanks in advance.