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Old 02-07-2009, 21:05   #1
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Trimaran Insurance?

We are about to purchase a cruising trimaran.....
Its a 15m horstman tristar, we have had it surveyd, its in good condition
and will be rerigged before we take possesion.
I have enquired with a couplve brokers here,and been told it is uninsureable as the underwriters no longer touch trimarans......
(we are in new zealand)Can anybody suggest/guide us to a trimaran "friendly" broker ?
Our intention is to live aboard and sail/explore the nz coast,before heading over to oztralia in a cupla years.....
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Old 02-07-2009, 21:35   #2
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Try Peter Skirving at OAMPS in Brisbane Qld. He insured my last tri.
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We got ours though Progressive. Here's the deal: If the boat is wood, few insurers like it, even though some wooden boats have been in continuous service for the last 100 or so years with others taken in and out at various points.

If, on the other hand, the boat is ply/glass/epoxy, that's composite construction and a different beast because it isnít classified as a wood boat. Regardless, if you have an accident, the insurance company will work to determine if you have been truthful with them first. That is, that you hadnít let it rot, that it was ply/glass/epoxy and not just epoxy over wood, etc.
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