our first "new-to-me" boat; a 2012, 45' aluminum
hulled, lifting centerboard
bad built in France
. My issue is getting insurance
for the boat. I placed a call to Boat US and they refused to cover me based on my lack of boating
experience. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
This is my first boat, and I understand that it's a rather large boat. Because of that, I've completed all of the ASA
courses up through 105, as well as 118 (Docking Endorsement). I've spent a week sailing and sea-trailing the exact boat that I want to purchase
. I've completed a Maritime Diesel Engine
Course as well as a Maritime Electrical
Course. I'm a retired military officer with about five years of small boat (<20') experience in the military. I'm an active Paramedic. I'm planning on taking Offshore
Passagemaking with ASA
(108) or possibly going out with John Kretschmer on a cruise
if he can find room, as well as an SAS course. The boat will be sailed in the Great Lakes
for only 8-months per year.
I've invested a ton of time/effort/money into my sailing education. What else do I need to do to qualify for insurance
? Maybe Boat US isn't my best choice?