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Old 17 November 2005, 12:07   #1
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Insurance (yet again)

Hi guys,

Whilst at uni I have been informed that my boat insurance has expired, its covered under the household anyway, so I dont need to insure it until I next use it (probably christmas).

I was insured with Marden, based on a value of 2.5k. First year i payed 155, last year was 125, now its increased to 160ish.

I just tried the craftinsure online quote system, which is pants, doesn't ask for manufacturer! Bases the whole thing on boat value. Secondly, in the terms it state the helm has to be 20years of age or over -useless for me then. And their quote is 210

Who are other people using and how much are they paying?

Cheers,

Alex
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Old 17 November 2005, 12:21   #2
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I use Porthcawl Insurance Consultants; they always seem to be very competitive. They don't seem to care about age either.

They also came up with one of the cheapest quotes for my new boat - which interestingly is only about 20 more than I pay at the moment for my 4.7m and includes use for RYA training.

http://www.porthcawl-insurance.co.uk/
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Old 17 November 2005, 13:46   #3
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Have you tried Norwich Union direct it seams that the insurance brooker use them my Boat details are always wraped in their folders,
Worth a try ?
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Old 17 November 2005, 16:05   #4
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You won't get bettet

Just put my RIB in the water and desperately wanted to make sure I was covered. Had several earlier quotes all over 300 for an 4m Avon Searider with a 30 HP Honda (no names no pack drill!) Emailed PORTHCAWL spoke with the boss Mr Knipe, really nice guy! They only do Martine Insurance!!!!
146 fully comp WELL IMPRESSED!
Give them a ring or track down the website under PORTHCAWL IINSURANCE Sorry can't find the link but Google will
Take care out there.........
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Old 17 November 2005, 17:56   #5
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I'm currently insure with Craftinsure which costs me 180/year based on a value of 7k. Porthcawl Insurance is also good, the owner used to race Zapcats.

http://www.porthcawl-insurance.co.uk/
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Old 17 November 2005, 18:43   #6
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Can only add to the general consensus - Porthcawl are the only people worth dealing with.
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Can only add to the general consensus - Porthcawl are the only people worth dealing with.
Porthcawl.
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Old 18 November 2005, 02:26   #8
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Porthcawl do a very competitive quote and usually offer agreed valuation which is good. I think their policies are underwritten by Norwich Union, but if I remember correctly, this is a very different policy from what Norwich Union Direct offer.

We use Colin Curtis Marine - they are very good at customising the policy to your requirements, particularly for European use. http://www.curtismarine.co.uk I'm guessing that they will probably be a little more expensive than PIC for a UK only policy.

Also worth giving Euromarine a call http://www.euromarine-ltd.com/
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Old 18 November 2005, 03:52   #9
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Porthcawl - I shopped about. Can't beat them and the service is good too.
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Old 18 November 2005, 05:19   #10
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I use porthcrawl as well - my quote was 371 but thats with a total boat value of 23k including trailer, electronics, etc and no layup period - also it includes waterski, wakeboard and towing of inflatable toys which is excluded from most policies.
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