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Re: Insurance
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 02:26:12 PM »
We had insurance challenges, started with Pantaenius after a year they dropped us, then to Novamar, dropped us the next year. We then had great success with Gowrie.  Good pricing too.
Susan asked me to share her contact with any cruisers in need.

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Re: Insurance
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2020, 01:22:14 PM »
 So after many conversations and no real progress, SeaGlub is also "self insuring" this year. With Covid quarantine going on and no plans to move the boat from the marina here in Mexico for at least 7 months I'm not willing to pay a policy which jumped 55% from last year, and that despite me earning my USCG Captain's license. Best of luck to all, stay safe.
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Re: Insurance
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 09:18:55 PM »
We were in the Caribbean on the hard in Trinidad with plans to sail north to BVI and then to New York via Bermuda in May and sail the boat in Long Island Sound/New England waters for the summer.  Our existing provider wanted  close to 13,000 for coverage (hull around $650k) Pantaenius would not provide coverage, nor would Jackline, Boat US.  We decided to “self insure” as we could think of some great things to do with 13k, particularly when you study the depreciation and deductible fine print.  When (if) we get to US waters we will try again for a cruising plan that is exclusively US. 


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Re: Insurance
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 07:56:00 PM »
We've used Markel in the Great Lakes and as we looked at adding in East Coast coverage, rate increases were pretty minimal.  Think our agent's plan was to look at other carriers as we talked about movement to the Caribbean.
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Re: Insurance
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 12:54:38 AM »
At least it isn’t about anchors!  I use Berkeley Marine.  About$1300 for east coast coverage.  A rider for Bermuda is about 200 more



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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 06:15:33 PM »
Sorry to post about insurance, one of my least favorite topics  :'( but here goes....

Who's your carrier and what do you pay?  I ask because my situation is changing this year and I'm not renewing with my current carrier, BRIT ($3500USD for coverage last year).

Last year I was covered for US coastal waters and Bahamas, but this year I'm joining the World ARC rally so I need to find more extensive coverage.  Interested to hear from anyone who has or recently had such coverage.  My broker who found my current policy has come up empty thus far.

I have a quote request in to Pantaneous any others I should consider?

Thanks for any help!

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