Re: Yacht insurance

Mark Erdos



I just made the same change due to the parameters of Pantaenius. We are not US flagged and I have a British citizenship so this gave us a lot more options. We opted to go with Y-Yacht and found them super easy to deal with and less expensive than our current policy with Pantaenius. Our second choice was Novamar based on recommendations of other cruising sailors, also cheaper than Pantaenius. We chose Y because the Pacific coverage offered by them was superior. If we would be staying in the Caribbean we probably would have opted for Novamar. Novamar is an A-rated company using the USA rating system. There is a very good agent we worked with (it cost nothing more to work with him) who can help negotiate the initial requirements to get a policy:


Chris Boome Insurance Agency

LIC# 0A99058

751 Laurel Street #216

San Carlos, CA 94070

O: 650-517-3160  C: 650-464-0728


E-mail: chris@...



Based on many recommendations, we also look at a Jackline policy from IMIS – Gowrie. We found this company very rude and unresponsive. The quote was also very high.




With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama


From: [] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:09 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Yacht insurance


Hello fellow Amelians - 
I know that there has been recent discussion on various insurance carriers, and many people have found the need to change insurers due to geographic limitations or extremely restrictive policies.  

I am now in the same predicament and am looking to change from Pantaenius to another insurer while in the Southern / Western Caribbean during the hurricane season.  
 I have inquired with Y-Yachts and Top Sail, and both of these informed me that they cannot yet insure US documented yachts. 
I have found Novamar to be reasonably priced and will allow us to keep our boat in the ABC's during the hurricane season.  

Do any of you have experience with Novamar?  
I am also interested in recommendations for other carriers.  

As always, I greatly appreciate the time and shared experience of the group!  

Soteria SM2000 #347
Frederiksted, St. Croix

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