Well as long as there are no major dramas found in survey
, I now own a 38' downeaster in St. Petersberg FL.
I am now looking into insurance
and some advice would be appreciated.
I am Australian and the yacht would also be registered there. The plan is to cruise
from the US back to OZ over the next few years. The first trip will be from here to Panama
, via the Bahamas
and Central America
taking the rest of this year. I will then leave the yacht in Panama
back to OZ to work for a bit before continuing cruising.
I hold my Master 5 skippers ticket (vessel to 24M to 200 NM offshore) and my MED 2 (engineers). Know that these are not recognised outside of Australia
but hope they would contribute something towards judging my experience.
From what i understand it would be better to get area specific coverage, as this would cover the first leg to panama without having to include the pacific area which i wont be tackling till the next leg.
I am researching different policies online now, but advice on where to look and who to speak to would be helpful.