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Old 14 February 2005, 10:36   #1
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Insurance for coded/training ribs

I'm sure some people who have coded ribs can help here

I phoned up my insurance company to see if i could get the insurance changed or Charter work, i may also allow a training company to use it for RYA powerboat courses ( a mate of mine).

However, the insurance company said "whilst your record is perfect we have had a few large claims from the charter business - so we dont do this anymore"

Does anybody have the name/number of an insurance company that will provide such cover?
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Old 14 February 2005, 10:40   #2
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Have you tried Porthcawl Insurance? Or Colin Curtis? (Can personally recommend the latter for private use; haven't used any for commercial cover but both websites say they offer it!) HTH

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Have you tried Porthcawl Insurance?

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I Wouldn't use anyone else

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Old 14 February 2005, 11:54   #4
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Just changed mine to Porthcawl and made a good saving , you can if you want, through some insurers limit the RYA tuition to 30 day,s , and with the charters make sure you tell them that it is skippered charters and your boats max speed is 35 knots ( if its above this speed your insurance goes up )
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Thanks all i have contacted both, lets see what they come back with
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I have been with Porthcawl Insurance for 7 years now and every year I have found them the best on price and also do reasonable rates for Instructional and commercial use.
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Porthcawl for me too. Unfortunately the charter business is getting a little reckless as it's too easy to become a commercially endorsed Skipper and this is reflecting in injury claims against insurers. You have to make sure you cover that people are up to making the journey. Beware the person who weighs twenty three stone cos that's a claim waiting to happen!

I very much doubt if you will get bareboat insurance, so your mate will need to use his schools insurance, this should be OK as the RYA will need to inspect the boat/equipment and approve it's use as a training boat!

I believe you should have to serve an apprentiship before you can ask people to trust you with their lives! As it stands at the turn of the year you could ring up a training school take the required courses and hey presto you were commercially endorsed! I believe the process of commercial endorsement now involves an exam...does anybody know if this exam is on the water and if the log book is taken into account

Tim at one point you were considering running a commercial skippers course ....I think it was a good idea is it still on the cards?
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Totally agree with what you have to say and this is why the RYA have changed the rules for becoming commercially endorsed and have made prerequisites prior to taking the exam. Have you not seen the requirements on the RYA website.
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to be honest I lose patience with the RYA website as I find it cludgy! I think Paul Glatzels site does more to promote training that the RYA site.

I'd appreciate a link to the relevant bit however
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