Re: Insurance update US East Coast & Bahamas- Pantaenius US
I think the remarkable part of the Pantaenius requirements is the fact, in my opinion, it would be impossible to meet the requirements anywhere in the Carib. When I first read these changes as a part of our policy, I inquired as to where in the Carib they felt I could meet the requirements and wondered if they had specific boat yards in mind when they wrote the specs. I never heard back from them regarding this. It would seem logical to me if they are to have such specific regulations in terms of meeting the policy requirements they would have at least a couple of places in mind where they had done some reconnaissance to help their members comply. But, I guess not.
We have heard good things about Geico, however they coverage geography is limited. Look into Novamar. Novamar uses Geico as an underwriter, along with other big names. They are A-rated. They have an easy to read policy, reasonable rates and none of the stupidity of Pantaenius. Here is a broker who can help with a quote (or you can get one online):
Chris Boome Insurance Agency
751 Laurel Street #216
San Carlos, CA 94070
O: 650-517-3160 C: 650-464-0728
Hope this helps.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama
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Some recent posts discussed
Pantaenius coverage for east US and Bahamas with respect to the hurricane
season - here's an update (spoiler alert: no change).