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Re: Reefing and sail-handling on conventionally rigged Maramu, versus electric furling?

David Wallace
 

Paul,

Our 1982 Maramu did not have a reefing line or the halyard led to the cockpit. There were winches on the main mast for the halyard and for the reefing lines.

We also wanted the safety of managing all the sails from the cockpit so installed a Profurl furling boom and led the two lines to an electric winch mounted in the cockpit just to stbd of the companionway. The furling boom also gives you the added advantage of being to furl the main up to about 45 degrees off the wind since the sail goes up in a foil offset from the main: the foil is mounted on pins that are secured in the original mast sail track, and they are free to rotate. We had to drill holes through the cockpit base for the hard dodger to lead the lines through. Do that carefully, there’s a cable way full of wires in there!

Good luck in your search,

Dave Wallace
sv Air Ops 
Maramu #104

On Feb 3, 2020, at 10:48 AM, Paul Villinski <paul@...> wrote:

Hello Brain Trust,

We are in the market for a Maramu or Santorin within striking distance of the US East Coast. I have been focused on 1985 or later vessels with electric furling main and genoa, as ease of reefing and sail-handling from the cockpit is very important to us. However, there are currently no boats with electric furling for sale near the East Coast, and I am now wondering about looking at earlier, conventionally rigged boats. My question for pre-1985 Maramu owners is: are the main halyard and reefing lines normally led back to the cockpit -- was the boat set up this way by the factory? Is it possible to hoist and reef the main and mizzen without leaving the cockpit? If this was not the original set-up, have owners modified their running rigging to make this possible? Finally, how do owners think about the value of electric furling on a Maramu versus conventional set-up? My inclination is to wait for a later boat with electric furling to come on the market, but I may be prioritizing this too much. I will appreciate you input and experience!

Many thanks,
Paul Villinski
NYC
currently sailing a 1986 Sabre 32

Re: Insurance in Europe

Matt Salatino
 

Thanks for that input!
We will certainly shop your recommendations for next year, when our insurance expires in October. We are insured now with Pantaenius USA and would certainly entertain better pricing for similar coverage.....
Thanks again!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 3, 2020, at 2:29 PM, Ralf Schroeder <ralf.schroeder@...> wrote:

Hi Cindy and Matt,

in German are second alternativ insurance or broker.
First, there is firmenich-yacht.de and the other is yachtpool.

Yachtpool is since many years my broker and I'm very happy with them.
firmenich is for me new. But a friend from me was changed from Pantaenius to firmenich, because the cost are very smaller now.  

Best
Ralf
Sharki Baghira
 

Re: Insurance in Europe

Ralf Schroeder
 

Hi Cindy and Matt,

in German are second alternativ insurance or broker.
First, there is firmenich-yacht.de and the other is yachtpool.

Yachtpool is since many years my broker and I'm very happy with them.
firmenich is for me new. But a friend from me was changed from Pantaenius to firmenich, because the cost are very smaller now.  

Best
Ralf
Sharki Baghira
 

Re: Reefing and sail-handling on conventionally rigged Maramu, versus electric furling?

Bill Fletcher
 

Hi Paul

I currently own a 1985 Maramu but the only rub it is currently in New Zealand. If you are interested contact me directly. 

Bill

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 11:48 AM Paul Villinski <paul@...> wrote:
Hello Brain Trust,

We are in the market for a Maramu or Santorin within striking distance of the US East Coast. I have been focused on 1985 or later vessels with electric furling main and genoa, as ease of reefing and sail-handling from the cockpit is very important to us. However, there are currently no boats with electric furling for sale near the East Coast, and I am now wondering about looking at earlier, conventionally rigged boats. My question for pre-1985 Maramu owners is: are the main halyard and reefing lines normally led back to the cockpit -- was the boat set up this way by the factory? Is it possible to hoist and reef the main and mizzen without leaving the cockpit? If this was not the original set-up, have owners modified their running rigging to make this possible? Finally, how do owners think about the value of electric furling on a Maramu versus conventional set-up? My inclination is to wait for a later boat with electric furling to come on the market, but I may be prioritizing this too much. I will appreciate you input and experience!

Many thanks,
Paul Villinski
NYC
currently sailing a 1986 Sabre 32

Re: New Owners - 1996 SM #180

Miles
 

Hi Jer,

 

Have you considered going to Martinique for the upgrades?  It might be worth the time.  In Le Marin, the Amel people can fix anything quickly and well.  The refrigerator and related are all available and readily installed by someone who has done the same thing many times.

 

Whatever you do, enjoy your new boat.

 

Regards,

 

Miles, s/y Ladybug,  SM 216,  Le Marin, Martinique

Re: Insurance in Europe

Miles
 

Hello Mark,

 

Congratulations on your new boat.  If you are going to stay in Europe for a few years, I suggest that you look into Pantaenius in Europe.  They are an different company and will not insure an American boat in American waters.  I had them for 8 years and found them to be excellent.  They change less than any US company, have lower delectable, and more coverage.  One reason that they can have such inexpensive liability is the exclusion of US waters and US litigation. 

 

Regards,

 

Miles  s/y Ladybug, SM216  Le Marin,  Martinique

Reefing and sail-handling on conventionally rigged Maramu, versus electric furling?

Paul Villinski
 

Hello Brain Trust,

We are in the market for a Maramu or Santorin within striking distance of the US East Coast. I have been focused on 1985 or later vessels with electric furling main and genoa, as ease of reefing and sail-handling from the cockpit is very important to us. However, there are currently no boats with electric furling for sale near the East Coast, and I am now wondering about looking at earlier, conventionally rigged boats. My question for pre-1985 Maramu owners is: are the main halyard and reefing lines normally led back to the cockpit -- was the boat set up this way by the factory? Is it possible to hoist and reef the main and mizzen without leaving the cockpit? If this was not the original set-up, have owners modified their running rigging to make this possible? Finally, how do owners think about the value of electric furling on a Maramu versus conventional set-up? My inclination is to wait for a later boat with electric furling to come on the market, but I may be prioritizing this too much. I will appreciate you input and experience!

Many thanks,
Paul Villinski
NYC
currently sailing a 1986 Sabre 32

Re: New Owners - 1996 SM #180

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Jeremy,

Eleuthera (SM 007) was probably at your starting point when we bought her...

Now also past new to use your words. 

For refrigerator replacement, we went with Frigoboat drawer replacements with a remote compressor. 


On 4/02/2020, at 1:17 AM, mr_hermanns <jeremy@...> wrote:



Hello fellow Amelians!

My Wife and I have purchased SM#180 (Anni Bea True).

She's a project boat for sure, and has almost all original systems except for an Yanmar engine upgrade (similar to the one on Cerulean my Maramu #105.).

Having been a Amel Maramu owner for the past 8+ years, I'm quickly learning the differences between 'Super' and 'OG' Maramu models. As well as the nuances of each boat for the first time - which is very exciting!!!

We've already had a heck of a time upgrading all the electronics with:
- B&G Zeus Chartplotters
- Dumping the old green CRT Furuno with a Halo Radar unit
- All new Tritons in cockpit
- Working depth transducer (went out every 10-15minutes intermittently)
- New Olympic 135 Compass
(yes, believe it or not she had a non functioning and zero oil Olympic 135)
- Replacing old sonic speed indicator
- Side Scan sonar install
- Replacing running rigging (90% chafed halyards, improperly rigged travelers and almost every other line you can think of was worn and showing signs of fatigue) we even blew out the old Bosuns chair safety line when putting new wind wand on mast!

There is much more to even mention, but will wait for later posts to address and mention.

Status: Been heading down east coast of US over past 2 weeks offshore (purchased in Annapolis and now in Ft Lauderdale) and planning to transit the canal in the next month on our way back to Marina Del Rey (our home) via MX.

Just wanted to reintroduce myself and looking forward to working through the many issues we encounter with you all and learn from the amazing collective wisdom of the group.

Things we can get advice on:
- Fridge and Freezer are on LAST legs, with the Galley fridge being a top priority with dead cold plates.
*Any recos on 24v suppliers or people to help while we are in FL!?
- Toilets are original 1996/1997 and looking to upgrade to self macerating prob.


Note: I’m sadly selling Cerulean Maramu #105 after almost a decade of upgrades and getting her to past new condition. Inquire if interested....literally no expense spared and BETTER than new.

Cheers,
Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
+
New: SM #180 Owner

Marina Del Rey, CA

Re: Gas struts for windscreens

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi paul I bought mine from Defender Marine 
If you want to replace them because they’re stuck and closed soap them in a bottle of Coca-Cola for 24 hours then hold them and hit the moving in on top with a hammer and it should come free after a couple of hard blows


On Feb 3, 2020, at 1:03 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me where in the USA I can order replacement gas struts for the Amel 54 windscreens. I was about to go with a company called Ace Controls but it turned out there is an 8 week lead time for the stainless version.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: New Owners - 1996 SM #180

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Jer;

 

Welcome to the Amel family. Sounds like you will have some fun times ahead.

 

My parents live in Marina Del Rey and we are in Malibu. We visit our them often, so when you do get back, let me know. Maybe we can get together for a drink or?

 

Wishing you the best.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of mr_hermanns via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 4:18 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New Owners - 1996 SM #180

 

Hello fellow Amelians!

My Wife and I have purchased SM#180 (Anni Bea True).

She's a project boat for sure, and has almost all original systems except for an Yanmar engine upgrade (similar to the one on Cerulean my Maramu #105.).

Having been a Amel Maramu owner for the past 8+ years, I'm quickly learning the differences between 'Super' and 'OG' Maramu models. As well as the nuances of each boat for the first time - which is very exciting!!!

We've already had a heck of a time upgrading all the electronics with:
- B&G Zeus Chartplotters
- Dumping the old green CRT Furuno with a Halo Radar unit
- All new Tritons in cockpit
- Working depth transducer (went out every 10-15minutes intermittently)
- New Olympic 135 Compass
(yes, believe it or not she had a non functioning and zero oil Olympic 135)
- Replacing old sonic speed indicator
- Side Scan sonar install
- Replacing running rigging (90% chafed halyards, improperly rigged travelers and almost every other line you can think of was worn and showing signs of fatigue) we even blew out the old Bosuns chair safety line when putting new wind wand on mast!

There is much more to even mention, but will wait for later posts to address and mention.

Status: Been heading down east coast of US over past 2 weeks offshore (purchased in Annapolis and now in Ft Lauderdale) and planning to transit the canal in the next month on our way back to Marina Del Rey (our home) via MX.

Just wanted to reintroduce myself and looking forward to working through the many issues we encounter with you all and learn from the amazing collective wisdom of the group.

Things we can get advice on:
- Fridge and Freezer are on LAST legs, with the Galley fridge being a top priority with dead cold plates.
*Any recos on 24v suppliers or people to help while we are in FL!?
- Toilets are original 1996/1997 and looking to upgrade to self macerating prob.


Note: I’m sadly selling Cerulean Maramu #105 after almost a decade of upgrades and getting her to past new condition. Inquire if interested....literally no expense spared and BETTER than new.

Cheers,
Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
+
New: SM #180 Owner

Marina Del Rey, CA

Re: Gas struts for windscreens

robin hutter
 

check norelem.de

it was a perfect fit in my case Amel 54/54 Carre d‘As



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Zolltarifnr.: 73181900 ,Ursprungsland: QU Positionsgewicht: 135,200 G
000020 26201-0819100X150
GASDRUCKFEDER GR.08/19, EDELSTAHL, F1=150, D=8, D1=19, C=100
Positionsnetto
Zolltarifnr.: 84879090 ,Ursprungsland: DE/EU
8 ST 18/2019
4 ST 18/2019
5,15 EUR 5,15 EUR
85,87 EUR 85,87 EUR
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1 ST
41,20 41,20
343,48 343,48
Positionsgewicht: 400 G _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Summe Positionen Versandkostenpausch. Ausgangssteuer Endbetrag
Verkauf (07145) 206-41 bis 43 Zentrale (07145) 206-0 Telefax (07145) 206-66 http://www.norelem.de
info@...
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400,58
384,68 15,90 76,11
EUR 476,69


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Am Montag, Februar 3, 2020, 18:31 schrieb Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...>:

Paul. 
I looked everywhere
Lots of misfires. Wrong excursions, compressions etc. 
I ended up ordering from Amel. $$ but worth it ultimately. 

Porter 
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 
Www.fouribis.com

On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me where in the USA I can order replacement gas struts for the Amel 54 windscreens. I was about to go with a company called Ace Controls but it turned out there is an 8 week lead time for the stainless version.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Gas struts for windscreens

Porter McRoberts
 

Paul. 
I looked everywhere
Lots of misfires. Wrong excursions, compressions etc. 
I ended up ordering from Amel. $$ but worth it ultimately. 

Porter 
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 
Www.fouribis.com

On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me where in the USA I can order replacement gas struts for the Amel 54 windscreens. I was about to go with a company called Ace Controls but it turned out there is an 8 week lead time for the stainless version.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Gas struts for windscreens

Matt Salatino
 

On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:04 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me where in the USA I can order replacement gas struts for the Amel 54 windscreens. I was about to go with a company called Ace Controls but it turned out there is an 8 week lead time for the stainless version.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Replacement windscreens

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Gas struts for windscreens

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I would greatly appreciate if someone could tell me where in the USA I can order replacement gas struts for the Amel 54 windscreens. I was about to go with a company called Ace Controls but it turned out there is an 8 week lead time for the stainless version.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Insurance in Europe

Matt Salatino
 

I think the topic of insurance is a constantly changing beast, and needs to be reviewed, periodically. Very interesting comments from the group!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 3, 2020, at 5:15 AM, Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:

Hi Mark,

we had been with Pantaenius US since 2016 but had to change for the same reasons Mark & Debbie from Brassring described.
Pantaenius US only offered Geico as underwriter.
We looked into Boat US / Geico and Yachtinsure but their policy is NOT an "all risk". There was als a requirement for a US address for a foreign (none US) flagged vessel.
We decided to go with Y Yacht Insurance originally in the UK but for Brexit they opened up a European office in France.
Hurricane season is 1st June to 1st November and we have to be north of 36°N, e.g.: Chesapeake.
Their policy is readable and one can understand it without a degree in law science.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417

Re: New Owners - 1996 SM #180

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Jer,

 

I would be interested in what you replaced the Sonic Speed with. My transducers no longer work and B&G no longer support this.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of mr_hermanns
Sent: 03 February 2020 08:18
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New Owners - 1996 SM #180

 

Hello fellow Amelians!

My Wife and I have purchased SM#180 (Anni Bea True).

She's a project boat for sure, and has almost all original systems except for an Yanmar engine upgrade (similar to the one on Cerulean my Maramu #105.).

Having been a Amel Maramu owner for the past 8+ years, I'm quickly learning the differences between 'Super' and 'OG' Maramu models. As well as the nuances of each boat for the first time - which is very exciting!!!

We've already had a heck of a time upgrading all the electronics with:
- B&G Zeus Chartplotters
- Dumping the old green CRT Furuno with a Halo Radar unit
- All new Tritons in cockpit
- Working depth transducer (went out every 10-15minutes intermittently)
- New Olympic 135 Compass
(yes, believe it or not she had a non functioning and zero oil Olympic 135)
- Replacing old sonic speed indicator
- Side Scan sonar install
- Replacing running rigging (90% chafed halyards, improperly rigged travelers and almost every other line you can think of was worn and showing signs of fatigue) we even blew out the old Bosuns chair safety line when putting new wind wand on mast!

There is much more to even mention, but will wait for later posts to address and mention.

Status: Been heading down east coast of US over past 2 weeks offshore (purchased in Annapolis and now in Ft Lauderdale) and planning to transit the canal in the next month on our way back to Marina Del Rey (our home) via MX.

Just wanted to reintroduce myself and looking forward to working through the many issues we encounter with you all and learn from the amazing collective wisdom of the group.

Things we can get advice on:
- Fridge and Freezer are on LAST legs, with the Galley fridge being a top priority with dead cold plates.
*Any recos on 24v suppliers or people to help while we are in FL!?
- Toilets are original 1996/1997 and looking to upgrade to self macerating prob.


Note: I’m sadly selling Cerulean Maramu #105 after almost a decade of upgrades and getting her to past new condition. Inquire if interested....literally no expense spared and BETTER than new.

Cheers,
Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
+
New: SM #180 Owner

Marina Del Rey, CA


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: New Owners - 1996 SM #180

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hello Jeremy,
Congratulations on your purchase! We wish you and your wife all the best on your new adventure. I don't know if your sonic speed sensor still works. If so I can relieve that burden of you. Please let me know. 

Best regards,
Chuck and Kim 
Joy #388
St. Martin 

On Mon, Feb 3, 2020 at 8:17 AM mr_hermanns <jeremy@...> wrote:

Hello fellow Amelians!

My Wife and I have purchased SM#180 (Anni Bea True).

She's a project boat for sure, and has almost all original systems except for an Yanmar engine upgrade (similar to the one on Cerulean my Maramu #105.).

Having been a Amel Maramu owner for the past 8+ years, I'm quickly learning the differences between 'Super' and 'OG' Maramu models. As well as the nuances of each boat for the first time - which is very exciting!!!

We've already had a heck of a time upgrading all the electronics with:
- B&G Zeus Chartplotters
- Dumping the old green CRT Furuno with a Halo Radar unit
- All new Tritons in cockpit
- Working depth transducer (went out every 10-15minutes intermittently)
- New Olympic 135 Compass
(yes, believe it or not she had a non functioning and zero oil Olympic 135)
- Replacing old sonic speed indicator
- Side Scan sonar install
- Replacing running rigging (90% chafed halyards, improperly rigged travelers and almost every other line you can think of was worn and showing signs of fatigue) we even blew out the old Bosuns chair safety line when putting new wind wand on mast!

There is much more to even mention, but will wait for later posts to address and mention.

Status: Been heading down east coast of US over past 2 weeks offshore (purchased in Annapolis and now in Ft Lauderdale) and planning to transit the canal in the next month on our way back to Marina Del Rey (our home) via MX.

Just wanted to reintroduce myself and looking forward to working through the many issues we encounter with you all and learn from the amazing collective wisdom of the group.

Things we can get advice on:
- Fridge and Freezer are on LAST legs, with the Galley fridge being a top priority with dead cold plates.
*Any recos on 24v suppliers or people to help while we are in FL!?
- Toilets are original 1996/1997 and looking to upgrade to self macerating prob.


Note: I’m sadly selling Cerulean Maramu #105 after almost a decade of upgrades and getting her to past new condition. Inquire if interested....literally no expense spared and BETTER than new.

Cheers,
Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
+
New: SM #180 Owner

Marina Del Rey, CA

New Owners - 1996 SM #180

mr_hermanns
 

Hello fellow Amelians!

My Wife and I have purchased SM#180 (Anni Bea True).

She's a project boat for sure, and has almost all original systems except for an Yanmar engine upgrade (similar to the one on Cerulean my Maramu #105.).

Having been a Amel Maramu owner for the past 8+ years, I'm quickly learning the differences between 'Super' and 'OG' Maramu models. As well as the nuances of each boat for the first time - which is very exciting!!!

We've already had a heck of a time upgrading all the electronics with:
- B&G Zeus Chartplotters
- Dumping the old green CRT Furuno with a Halo Radar unit
- All new Tritons in cockpit
- Working depth transducer (went out every 10-15minutes intermittently)
- New Olympic 135 Compass
(yes, believe it or not she had a non functioning and zero oil Olympic 135)
- Replacing old sonic speed indicator
- Side Scan sonar install
- Replacing running rigging (90% chafed halyards, improperly rigged travelers and almost every other line you can think of was worn and showing signs of fatigue) we even blew out the old Bosuns chair safety line when putting new wind wand on mast!

There is much more to even mention, but will wait for later posts to address and mention.

Status: Been heading down east coast of US over past 2 weeks offshore (purchased in Annapolis and now in Ft Lauderdale) and planning to transit the canal in the next month on our way back to Marina Del Rey (our home) via MX.

Just wanted to reintroduce myself and looking forward to working through the many issues we encounter with you all and learn from the amazing collective wisdom of the group.

Things we can get advice on:
- Fridge and Freezer are on LAST legs, with the Galley fridge being a top priority with dead cold plates.
*Any recos on 24v suppliers or people to help while we are in FL!?
- Toilets are original 1996/1997 and looking to upgrade to self macerating prob.


Note: I’m sadly selling Cerulean Maramu #105 after almost a decade of upgrades and getting her to past new condition. Inquire if interested....literally no expense spared and BETTER than new.

Cheers,
Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
+
New: SM #180 Owner

Marina Del Rey, CA

Re: Insurance in Europe

Michael & Robyn
 

Hi Mark,

we had been with Pantaenius US since 2016 but had to change for the same reasons Mark & Debbie from Brassring described.
Pantaenius US only offered Geico as underwriter.
We looked into Boat US / Geico and Yachtinsure but their policy is NOT an "all risk". There was als a requirement for a US address for a foreign (none US) flagged vessel.
We decided to go with Y Yacht Insurance originally in the UK but for Brexit they opened up a European office in France.
Hurricane season is 1st June to 1st November and we have to be north of 36°N, e.g.: Chesapeake.
Their policy is readable and one can understand it without a degree in law science.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417