Insurance

Links and listings on this page cover both boat insurance and personal travel health insurance.

Travel Health Insurance

This is a useful comment about repatriation insurance – posted on the Seven Seas Cruising Association Facebook page:

As a retired physician who cruises full-time…6 years in the Caribbean followed by a Pacific crossing, I tend to get involved in other cruiser’s medical problems. Even in the Caribbean medical care, at the higher levels, is very spotty. Ok for minor stuff but not for major problems like heart attacks. I have organized 3 medical evacuations back to the US, 2 for problems that were potentially life-threatening. I think that the most important insurance to carry is repatriation insurance…
We have Divers Alert Network repatriation insurance that not only covers us for scuba dive accidents but repatriation or transportation to a first-world hospital for non-scuba problems. One friend with cardiac problems was flown by Lear Jet from Bonaire to Miami and arrived in Miami within 15 hours of my initial contact with DAN. Fortunately, my friend had Medicare to cover the very expensive cardiac care that would not have been available in 95% of the Caribbean. Our DAN insurance (you do not have to be a diver to purchase), cost us less than $200/year…the Lear Jet cost $28,000, no deductible!

Businesses

  • Divers Alert Network (DAN)

    Address: USA,

    You don't have to be a diver to obtain this insurance. Reported by cruisers to be reasonably priced, and excellent service. In case of emergency,... Read More

  • Global Rescue – Travel Risk & Crisis Management

    Address: Boston, East Coast, USA,

    24-7 operation centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Thailand, and Pakistan with doctors on standby. Members are given a phone number and email address to use... Read More

  • Health Is International

    Address: USA,

    Arno has worked with many international sailors and cruisers as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, helping them find international health insurance as... Read More

  • HealthCare International

    Address: London, East Coast, United Kingdom,

    Worldwide - can also provide a letter specifically for visa applications.... Read More

  • International Medical Group (IMG)

    Address: Indianapolis, IN, USA,

  • International SOS

    Address: Amsterdam, North Sea, Netherlands,

    Worldwide provider of medical assistance, security, and evacuation services, with offices in 76 countries.... Read More

  • Remote Medical International

    Address: Seattle, West Coast, USA,

    Provide on-site and telecommunicated emergency medical services in far-flung regions of the world.... Read More

  • SkyMed

    Address: USA,

    SkyMed is expanding into the nautical community and designing a program specifically for cruisers. SkyMed is a medical evacuation company based in the US with... Read More

  • StaySure

    Address: United Kingdom,

    Includes insurance for expats (UK non-residents).... Read More

  • Topsail Insurance

    Address: Offices in Brighton, UK and Perth, Australia,

    Specialize in the Long distance and Blue Water Cruising insurance for craft-based and cruising in the UK, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Pacific Regions,... Read More

  • World Nomads

    Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,

    Travel insurance for adventure travelers from over 140 countries.... Read More

Useful Resources

  • Medivac Services

    Feb 2014: Practical Sailor took a look at a handful of global companies that offer telemedical and medical evacuation services for those sailing the less-developed... Read More

Reports

  • Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find

    Date Published - August 13, 2014

    This information is only relevant to Australian cruisers.  Since we began cruising 12 months ago for the first time we have been using two services... Read More

  • USA & Canadian Citizens: Is DAN Insurance an option?

    Date Published - November 04, 2013

    Following several requests to the DAN president to clarify the position of DAN with regards to cruisers, this explanation from the DAN president as posted... Read More

  • Healthcare Insurance for Cruisers

    Date Published - September 04, 2009

    When we left the Med 3 years ago we did a search for a health insurance policy that would follow us around to wherever we... Read More

Businesses

  • Admiral Yacht Insurance

    Address: 4 Barnack Centre, Blakey Road, Salisbury, United Kingdom, SP1 2LP

    Good value, quality boat insurance cover with dedicated in-house boat insurance claims service.25 years of providing yacht insurance in the UK and abroad - run... Read More

  • Divers Alert Network (DAN)

    Address: USA,

    You don't have to be a diver to obtain this insurance. Reported by cruisers to be reasonably priced, and excellent service. In case of emergency,... Read More

  • Dolphin Marine Insurance

    Address: Suite 201, 4853 Hastings St, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, V5C 2L1

    Marine Insurance specialist offering coverage to all types of vessels on a global basis utilizing the best Underwriters since 1993. Superior service whilst maintaining the... Read More

  • Global Rescue – Travel Risk & Crisis Management

    Address: Boston, East Coast, USA,

    24-7 operation centers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Thailand, and Pakistan with doctors on standby. Members are given a phone number and email address to use... Read More

  • Gowrie Group / IMIS

    Address: Gowrie/IMIS Mid-Atlantic Office, 522 Chesapeake Avenue, USA,

    Together, Gowrie Group & IMIS are the largest independent marine insurance agency in the nation. Offerings include risk management services and insurance solutions for boats... Read More

  • Health Is International

    Address: USA,

    Arno has worked with many international sailors and cruisers as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, helping them find international health insurance as... Read More

  • HealthCare International

    Address: London, East Coast, United Kingdom,

    Worldwide - can also provide a letter specifically for visa applications.... Read More

  • IMIS Corp. T/A International Marine Insurance Services

    Address: 110 Channel Marker Way, #200, Grasonville, MD, USA, 21638

  • International Medical Group (IMG)

    Address: Indianapolis, IN, USA,

  • International SOS

    Address: Amsterdam, North Sea, Netherlands,

    Worldwide provider of medical assistance, security, and evacuation services, with offices in 76 countries.... Read More

  • Jackline Insurance Program

    Address: USA,

    By Gowrie Group and IMIS. Broad coverages available such as world-wide navigation, approval for living aboard with a crew of two, personal property coverage, mechanical... Read More

  • Kaddar Insurance Agency

    Address: Igal Alon 159 St, Tel Aviv, Israel,

    Marine insurance, home insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, personal accident insurance and others. Family agency and active sailors.... Read More

  • Mercia Marine Insurance

    Address: First Floor, Christ Church Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern, England, United Kingdom, WR14 3AY

    Private and commerical boat insurance specialists.... Read More

  • Nautilus Marine

    Provide insurance cover for owners of yacht and catamarans, subject to Underwriting acceptance criteria.Offices in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and... Read More

  • Novamar Insurance Group

    Address: 1115 N. Northlake Way #200, Seattle, West Coast, USA, WA 98103

    Yacht Insurance in the USA and Beyond. Agents in Seattle, San Diego, Sarasota, Puerto Vallarta, MX and Cancun, MX. Global yacht insurance program called the... Read More

  • Pantaenius UK Ltd

    Address: Marine Building, Victoria Wharf, Plymouth, PL4 0FB

    Europe's leading provider of boat and yacht insurance solutions. Comprehensive products and an in-house claims department guarantee reliable protection and fast assistance whenever it matters. 15 branches... Read More

  • Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

    Address: 33/6 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood, NSW , Australia, 2029

    Contact: James MacPhail... Read More

  • Remote Medical International

    Address: Seattle, West Coast, USA,

    Provide on-site and telecommunicated emergency medical services in far-flung regions of the world.... Read More

  • SkyMed

    Address: USA,

    SkyMed is expanding into the nautical community and designing a program specifically for cruisers. SkyMed is a medical evacuation company based in the US with... Read More

  • South East Qld Insurance Group

    Address: PO Box 2946, Nerang,

    Marine Insurance. Place business only with AAA-rated insurers.... Read More

  • St. Margarets Insurance Ltd

    Address: 153-155 High Street, Penge, London, United Kingdom, SE20 7DL

  • StaySure

    Address: United Kingdom,

    Includes insurance for expats (UK non-residents).... Read More

  • Topsail Insurance

    Address: Offices in Brighton, UK and Perth, Australia,

    Specialize in the Long distance and Blue Water Cruising insurance for craft-based and cruising in the UK, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Pacific Regions,... Read More

  • World Nomads

    Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,

    Travel insurance for adventure travelers from over 140 countries.... Read More

  • Yachtsecure

    Specializes in contacts between European yacht insurance companies and those in the Mediterranean. Not an insurance provider.... Read More

  • Yachtsman Marine Insurance

    Address: College Road, Clane, Co.Kildare,

    All types of boat insurance. Third party insurance for Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.Tel:+44 (0)28 9099 5822 / +353 45 982668 (Ireland) / +34 966... Read More

Useful Resources

  • 7 Things to Know About the Fine Print on Your Boat’s Insurance Policy

    While it’s a subject not often discussed, knowing what’s in your boat’s insurance policy could mean the difference between having to pay significant costs out... Read More

  • A beginner’s guide to boat insurance

    Advice from the UK's Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

    http://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/enewsletters/inbrief/Pages/a-beginners-guide-to-boat-insurance.aspx... Read More

  • Australia: Pantaenius opens new office

    James MacPhail is the Managing Director of the new Pantaenius office in Sydney. He’s not just a businessman but also a passionate yachtsman with strong... Read More

  • Medivac Services

    Feb 2014: Practical Sailor took a look at a handful of global companies that offer telemedical and medical evacuation services for those sailing the less-developed... Read More

  • Pantaenius and C&N Marinas become strategic partners

    Pantaenius, the world’s leading specialist yacht insurance company, has been at the forefront of yacht insurance for more than 40 years, earning a reputation for... Read More

  • Powerboat and Sailboat Insurance Comparison

    Whilst planning for a blue water voyage, sailor Kevin Curran started researching marine insurance and now compiles an annual review of the most popular boat... Read More

  • Ten ways to save money on boat insurance

    Useful article by Ocean Navigator, September 2013.

    http://www.oceannavigator.com/Web-Exclusives-2013/boat-insurance/... Read More

  • What Marine Insurance Companies don’t want you to know

    Some interesting research here and useful links.

    http://www.wherethecoconutsgrow.com/2015/09/what-marine-insurance-companies-dont-want-you-to-know/

    Posted September 2015.... Read More

Reports

  • Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find

    Date Published - August 13, 2014

    This information is only relevant to Australian cruisers.  Since we began cruising 12 months ago for the first time we have been using two services... Read More

  • USA & Canadian Citizens: Is DAN Insurance an option?

    Date Published - November 04, 2013

    Following several requests to the DAN president to clarify the position of DAN with regards to cruisers, this explanation from the DAN president as posted... Read More

  • Research your Insurance Company to avoid a Refused Claim

    Date Published - July 28, 2013

    Sadly, you only really know how good your insurance company is when you have to make that all-important claim. Here one cruiser tells his story... Read More

  • Yacht Insurance – Price Determinant Factors

    Date Published - January 17, 2011

    This boat insurance article looks at the key price calculation factors that ultimately determine your boat insurance quote for ocean-bound yachts and similar vessels. Whatever... Read More

  • How Boat Insurance for Inland Waterways is Calculated

    Date Published - January 05, 2011

    This boat insurance article reviews the key price calculation factors that will ultimately determine the boat insurance quotation for the various types of inland waterways... Read More

  • Cruisers Recommend Insurance Companies

    Date Published - September 14, 2009

    Received from David Heath on 29th August 2009Just want to comment that we were looking for 3rd party insurance (also called Liability Insurance), which nearly... Read More

  • European Regulations Regarding Insurance Cover and AIS Equipment

    Date Published - September 13, 2009

    The 11th March 2009 package approved by the European Parliament for maritime safety may have two ramifications for leisure sailors who visit European ports. The... Read More

  • Healthcare Insurance for Cruisers

    Date Published - September 04, 2009

    When we left the Med 3 years ago we did a search for a health insurance policy that would follow us around to wherever we... Read More

  • Third Party Liability Insurance

    Date Published - May 14, 2009

    After quite a bit of looking around, I have at last found a company that provides third-party liability insurance at a reasonable rate, namely Poe-Ma... Read More

  • How to Save Money on Boat Insurance

    Date Published - March 06, 2009

    Tue, 3 Mar 2009

    Don't just pay the bill and forget about it, do some checking. No matter where in the world you live here is... Read More

  • Success In Finding Insurance Policy (2)

    Date Published - January 10, 2006

    I have just bought insurance for a 2006 passage from Australia to the Med, via the Red Sea. I did first contact Intl. Marine Insurance... Read More

  • Success In Finding Insurance Policy

    Date Published - June 30, 2005

    June 17, 2005

    Marmaris, Turkey

    I have finally found 3rd party liability insurance. Bought it through St. Margarets Insurance which advertises on their website that they offer... Read More

News

  • Cuba: U.S. Approves Boat Insurance for Cuba Travel

    Date Published - June 23, 2016

    As reported by SAIL Magazine: Common sense has finally prevailed. Pantaenius, a U.S. marine insurer, told us yesterday that it will be offering coverage for... Read More

  • Australia: Pantaenius opens new office

    Date Published - October 19, 2012

    Europe’s market leader PANTAENIUS Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance opens a new office in Australia... Read More

  • Pantaenius Group Partners Noonsite.com

    Date Published - July 07, 2009

    Sponsorship ensures the continuation of free-to-use resource for the global cruising community.

    World Cruising Club (WCC), the organisers of the famous Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC)... Read More

  • Yacht Insurance: Further Comments

    Date Published - February 06, 2006

    Noonsite has received a lot of emails concerning the difficulty of obtaining yacht insurance, especially for the Red Sea area. Here are the latest comments.

    We... Read More

  • Yachts Experience Difficulty Finding Insurance

    Date Published - December 06, 2005

    We are Canadians on a Canadian documented vessel planning to leave Thailand for the Red Sea and the Mediterranean in January. I have been requesting... Read More

Private Notes

13/01/2020 LL added following comment posted on Australia page.

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