Re: Insurance

Mark Erdos

Thanks Miles. Good to know.


It doesn’t surprise me that it is less than the Jackline policy. I recently shopped insurance and found Jackline to be the absolute highest rates. They were about 30% higher from the next highest quote. Also, they required a full out of water survey (not an evaluation survey) and complete rigging inspection adding substantially to the initial cost of the policy. Also, the policy was due 100% up front and 70% of it was non-refundable.


I remained with Topsail. I was with Y-Yacht that merged with Topsail last year. As an OCC member, I get a 10% discount on the premium as Topsail is the preferred agency for the OCC group.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia


From: [] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2021 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance


Hi Kent and Mark,


The underwriter is Travelers.  The policy is significantly less than Jackline, but mine only covers the US east coast and the Caribbean (including Bermuda.   


Miles Bidwell, s/y Ladybug sm 216

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