Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-05-2011, 11:57   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Why Is it So Hard to Find Insurance for My Boat ?

I am planning a double handed trip around the Atlantique (starting from the UK, carabeans, US, canada, and back) and I am truggling to find insurance cover for my boat.
I was told the boat was too cheap or too old, or perhaps it might be considered too small ? (She is 30', worth approx. 15,000 built in 1980 in FRP, and we recently added lots of safety equipment, new sails etc...).
After having tried all the big names, I am currently talking to insurance brokers in my area, but so far I have not had a yes.
Any recommendation would be very welcome !

On another subject, does anyone have recommendation for worldwide personal health insurance ? I have seen Dogtag has a specialised poilicy that also covers rescue at sea, but I have read negative feedback on their service...

Thanks !

callisto001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 12:16   #2
Moderator Emeritus
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 29,375
Images: 240
Re: Why is it so hard to find an insurance for my boat ?

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, callisto001.

Our member,TabbyCat, represents IMIS

Susan Ratrie
International Marine Insurance Services
If you'd like a quote, send her a PM or e-mail to

Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 04:12   #3
Registered User
KDH's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Carribean
Boat: Wauquiez Centurian 42'
Posts: 270
Re: Why is it so hard to find an insurance for my boat ?

We just signed on with IMIS. If you are going to circumnavigate ask about their "Jackline" policy. We were quite pleased with their informative service and willingness to answer questions. Good luck in your search.
KDH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2011, 04:25   #4
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 18,338
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: Why is it so hard to find an insurance for my boat ?

If your insurance survey was good the only other problem I see is maybe short handed sailing... they like at least 3 for crossings.. also there's no shortage of customers out there...
If I was you I'd contact Pantaneaus and get a quote for just 3rd party liability and check out their Health Policies....
Its all you need.. and at 15K in the current market its likely your boats considered overvalued...
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Surveyors - Hard to Find? Chief Engineer Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 49 31-12-2014 12:35
Where Can I Find Affordable Insurance ? Skabeeb Dollars & Cents 10 05-05-2011 16:58
For Sale: Hard to Find Anchor Windlass Bear Tender Classifieds Archive 0 30-03-2011 22:07
Help Me Find the Right Boat Delecto Monohull Sailboats 18 13-07-2009 16:47
Hard to Find the Right Boat jthuerta Monohull Sailboats 5 24-06-2009 10:29

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:12.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.