Re: Insurance in Europe

Kent Robertson

We’ve had the Jackline policy through IMIS, recently bought out by Gowrie group. I’ve dealt with the same contact there since before Gowrie took over. We haven’t had a claim, and haven’t asked about coverage in the Med, but they have been easy to deal with in every regard. Iris now insures her 100 year old wooden catboat with them as well.

It won’t hurt to contact them...
Rachel Sloan
(410) 364-7707

Good luck, stay safe, and have fun with Speed of Life. And don’t sign off as S.O.L. ;-)>

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 23, 2019, at 6:48 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:

Hi Matt,

I used Y Yachts when I was in EU. Their rates went up almost 25% this year, so I’ve changed to a NZ based insurer.


Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera SM 007, Fiji
On 24 Aug 2019, at 10:24, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Hi All,
We are taking delivery of our new 50, Speed of Life, soon, and are shopping for insurance.
We will be US-flagged, but sailing, La Rochelle to Gibraltar, then throughout the Med.
We’re looking for great service, over lowest rates.
We have 3 or 4 quotes, so far.
We have been warned to avoid Pantaenius USA (different company than Pantaenius UK, who won’t insure us). Y-Yacht also won’t cover a US flagged vessel.
We do have a quote from Topsail (Global Yacht Cover) that is a bit high, but has good reviews.
Can anyone make a recommendation?
We value a company that will work hard to make us whole after a claim, vs one that works equally hard to deny a claim.
BTW, we have not had a claim in 32 years of boat ownership.
Thanks in Advance,

Cindy and Matt
Amel 50
S/V Speed of Life

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