Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
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Yes, Y Yacht. Their CEO (Barry?) still owns an Amel Maramu and has been talking with Amel HQ about bringing out a policy / product specially designed for Amel yacht owners. Nice bloke, who left us with a very positive impression in many ways concluding a nice personal welcome note as an Amel owner after we joined.
In our case Top Sail had just doubled their quotation on our coverage for Indian Ocean high risk areas, and this was just two weeks before our Velos policy expired, blaming it on the last hurricane season, and informing us that 5 other insurers went out of business that year and hence they were increasing all new policy quotes substantially.
We were in the process of changing to Topsail, but refuse to be ripped off like that in the 11th hour when they clearly assumed we had no time left to change companies and would just have to pay. Topsail will never be considered by us again.
Y Yacht policy certainly had less bells and whistles extra benefits than Panteanius and Velos attached to their policy, but this means big savings and we felt all the basics were well covered.
Hope this helps.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM #332
(changed name of thread)
about insurance. I have spent the past couple of months shopping for insurance
to get us through the Panama canal and across the S. Pacific. I have it
narrowed down to Y-Yacht (UK), Novamar (USA) and Top Sail (UK) – We currently have
Pantaenius and it is going to be cost prohibitive for us to continue with them.
If we decide to stay in the Caribbean, the Pantaenius requirements a virtually impossible
to adhere to. Either way we need to change.
When you say “Y
Insurance” do you mean Y-Yacht?
Awesome advice, thanks Mark.
We have been off-line for so long on this last 5700nm
crossing from Cape Town so had not yet got time to research the
We joined Y Insurance this year who have incredibly good
rates compared to Panteanius & Velos, and also include "in water"
hurricane cover in the ABC's only hence our decision to go there.
Ps...All who meet us....Please don't disown or mock us when
you see our "off-pink" boat stripe and rub rail!! We remain
good Amelians... and promise to fix it at the next haulout...... the painter in
Durban got the "Amel 54 Dessert Sand" colour we love
completely wrong .....just when a weather window opened up to bolt around to
Cape Town..... So we decided to take the weather gap and fix the colour at next
On 22 Jan.. 2019 16:27, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]"
Also consider an
extended stay in Aruba during hurricane season. Curacao, not so much. You will
love the diving and snorkeling in Bonaire, it is really first rate. If you opt
to go to Aruba, the Renaissance marina is right downtown in the heart of everything
and have reasonable monthly rates. You will need to book way ahead since due to
many people’s insurances companies making changes, the ABC’s are becoming a
destination for those wanting to stay in the Caribbean.
Sailing Vessel -
Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
Island Pearl II just arrived in Caribbean early this morning
from Brisbane, Australia via Asia, most Indian Ocean Islands, South Atlantic
Islands and Brazil.
In Prickly Bay now, then a slow trip up the Windward then
Leewards before BVI's & US BVI's etc then across to Bonaire in late
May/June for Hurricane season.
Would love to participate if the dates work out, and/or say
HI to any other Amel owners as we travel the Caribbean this season. If you see
us anchored near you feel free to come over for a cold beer. We love Amel talk!
I think it is a great idea, our Maramu is based in Venezuela,
if we get and idea of the overall plan with dates included, we would seriously
consider participating. Also the cost would be an important factor, in my
opinion. Thanks for promoting such an activity. Maybe we can convince other
Amel owners here to participate.