Originally Posted by Trimix
I would tread carefully.
Find out from the manufacture how fast your boat is supposed to go - not marketing blurb, or test reports. But something they actually state. Call them and tell them its for insurance purposes, they dont want to sell boats people cant insure.
Then ensure the insurance company will insure it.
You can be sure that in the event of a claim the insurers will look very hard and try to find a reason not to pay. They are a business afterall, not a charity.
In any dispute they will show a forum post / web report / marketing test claiming its capable of 50+ and you will have to prove otherwise - at your expense.
I had some issues getting mine insured - there were web reports of it being capable of very high speeds, some were not quite believable, but were certainly in excess of 50kts.
Thanks for that?????
Not 100% sure why I need to 'tread carefully'?? Did you read my 1st post??
I'm in the process of arranging insurance on a hi-performance RIB, I've been 100% open with the insurance company's I've already spoken to, there 'standard' boat policy's only cover boats up to 50 knots ( both GJW and Towergate told me this ), hence I've asked if anyone has any recommendations on company's they've used in the past that cover faster boats.