Originally Posted by jamescurrier
Who can I call, or what website can I go to, in order to get just liability insurance for Spain? We're comfortable with self insuring but I understand to land in Spain, we need proof of liability insurance. I've got a 1976 Tartan 30 and we're sailing there from Boston in June. We'll be under a US flag.
I've called 8 different brokers and done 10's of internet
searches, but have only turned up your comment here on this forum. Help me Obi-Wan! You're my only hope.
Don't think it will work
in your situation, James. From my experience, to get Spanish coverage your boat will either have to be Spanish registered or you'll need to provide proof of Spanish residency.
In my case, I am a Spanish resident.
Maybe some other EU insurers may offer coverage if you can provide proof that the boat is permanently based in the Med... ie, VAT paid and annual moorage contract
. Maybe... certainly worth looking into once you're here.
When I sailed across in May 2002, my coverage was for the US and Caribbean
, and the insurance was already expired on 04.10.2002 or something like that. Of course, the officials in Horta read it as October 4, 2002. Who am I to dispute their understanding...LOL. By September, I found cheap
UK liability only coverage for the Med and was all good.
Not suggesting you should do likewise, of course, but you might have to get creative.