Ok... International yacht Insurance
... what a mine feild.
I have a cat... lying in Indonesia
... in a marina that is ran by an Expat and his native born family
...the marina has a very good name, under 24 hr monitoring, very well respected.... I could not be happier... and or sleep better at night knowing she is... where she is.
Yes... she is on a swing mooring
with a northerly aspect to the open ocean... very well protected from all but the North.... but it is rare.... very very rare... that Northerlies create any problems..... and there is history
to support this claim
She is in 18 mts of water
... with a mooring
that is inspected every year.
Now... the issue!!
I am looking to get insurance
for her..... It might be easier to get blood from the proverbial stone!!
I have insurance already... and have had it for the last 5 years... no issue with them... but... I have emailed 9 times... and am yet to get a response... it is a German company... so I thought it would be good to get an Aus company... nothing short of impossible with larger amounts of absolute rudeness and pinches of.... "Why should we" thrown in for the added "salt" to the wound.
Tried to explain to one gent who shouted me down on the phone
with nothing more than absolute distain in his voice... all I was looking for was guidance through the obstacle course called Marine
insurance.... and yes... his company in WA is well known!!
if this is what service
is about... I need to re-educate my employees to this low standard.
All I can hope... is that he was having a bad hair day!!!
So the question to the greater populous is...
Where do you get your International Cruising insurance from????
No.. we are not subject to Piracy
in these waters... Yes... we are located in an area that has other cruisers pull in from time to time... this is a very well known stop over for many.
I have a boatman who is on board once a week to clean and ensure her soundness...
Yes.. I have had a claim in the last 5 years... nearby lightning
strike took out 7 yachts close to me in the gulf of Thailand
were to the navigational / communications
systems only .... and were professionally completed.... there were no hull
/ superstructure repairs
needed... and yes we did haul her out of the water
and carefully inspected her... by an Expat who was deemed to be an "expert" in this field.
So... please explain as to why I cannot get insurance without having to go overseas...??... I lose not only giving work to Aussies... but on the exchange rates as well!!
If anyone can suggest a good broker.... or company.... I would be grateful.