Re: [Amel] Insurance



The policies for the west coast seem to be different. Originally we were planning to leave our boat in Paradise Village Marina (in a slip) for hurricane season. Our friends who are also insured with Pantaenius went to Mazatlan for hurricane season.

We ended up bringing the boat north to Ensenada for the hurricane season but that was for other reasons, not insurance. Being close to San Diego makes it easy to get things to the boat. Shipping to Mexico is extremely expensive with duty and such.

Were you dealing with Cathy in NY or someone else?


Dave Benjamin
Maramu #29

--- In amelyachtowners@..., john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:

We recently got a quote from Pantaenius, for cruising the southern Caribben area, their rate was not competetive and they were not willing to insure us unless we stored our SuperMaramu in a custom made cradle on the hard during hurricane season (i.e. jackstands, even chained together, were not sufficient). The requirement for a cradle was just not realistic for us. Do they have that policy on the Pacific side ?


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: dave_benjamin@...
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 03:03:42 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Insurance

We are a US based Maramu cruising Mexico. We chose Pantaenius insurance which is a Dutch firm with US office in NY. The rates and coverage are in our opinion, excellent.

We recommended Pantaenius to some fellow cruisers who chose to insure with them. Several months later their boat was struck by lightning in Mazatlan. They reported that Pantaenius has been a pleasure to deal with regarding the claim. In fact they leave the claim open for a year in case additional damage is discovered from the lightning strike.

Contact info:

Cathy Masiello

Pantaenius America, Ltd.
500 Mamaroneck Avenue
Harrison, NY 10528
Fax: 914.381.2052

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