Have you tried:
Y-Yacht (UK – EU)- http://www.yyachtinsurance.com/
The Marina Shop (NZ) - https://www.marine-insurance.co.nz/
Top Sail (UK) - https://www.topsailinsurance.com (10% discount for OCC members)
Growrie (USA) - https://gowrie.com/Marine-Insurance/JacklineProgram.aspx
All of these have good reputations and will write a policy for international blue water sailors.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Teun BAAS
I think that insurance is a very big issue. I have now approached 6 to 7 agents/companies mentioned on our AYOG Forum and get very conflicting reasons of not willing to write insurance, like:
In talking to agents recommended via our AYOG forum I realize few of them remember/recognize the AMEL specific 6 or 7 watertight compartments so they tell me I need additional pumps on board; our overbuild rigging etc. etc.; and tell me I need to renew my rigging (just surveyed in December 2019 in COOMERA) because it is now 10 years old.
In all honesty: agency on #3 and #4 is now looking at this again after I wrote back I was a USA resident and had a USA address she replied she was going to look into this.
I know I am not the only AMEL owner having this problem – another member mentioned on the forum maybe looking at organizing our own group insurance (maybe via LLOYDS ?? they are used to write unusual policies)
Best Regards Teun
SV AMELIT A54 #128
COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA
May 1, 2020 10:02:02
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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 08:46
Subject: [Special] [AmelYachtOwners] Additional ZOOM Meetings #ZOOM
suggestion I had was to find an "...Insurance Adjuster, whose role it is to be the interpreter of the
policy, protecting only the insurance company in order to minimize liability
and expenses. This expert is the one we need to come and talk to us about
insurance and how to get the best policy for the most reasonable price." I am aware of public
marine insurance adjusters in Florida but have no direct knowledge of any of these.
CW Bill Rouse