Cruisers Recommend Insurance Companies

Published 14 years ago, updated 4 years ago

Received from David Heath on 29th August 2009

Just want to comment that we were looking for 3rd party insurance (also called Liability Insurance), which nearly all marinas in the Mediterranean require. We are Americans on an American boat launched in 1976. Pantanius and most others would not handle American boats or boats over 30 years old.

However one of noonsite’s advertisers Poe-Ma Insurances ( [email protected] was able to quote us for what we wanted for much less than the only American company to reply. And Poe-Ma was quite friendly and very good at answering emails and being helpful. I strongly encourage anyone seeking insurance to also ask Poe-Ma Insurances.

Ironically, a French agent that I had emailed months ago but had had no acknowledgment at all, finally replied just as Poe-Ma was working out the last details with me. This other agent offered what seemed to be more coverage for a very slight reduction in cost. So, I apologized to Poe-Ma and went with the company that does not answer emails quickly.

Poe-Ma was very gracious and we parted friends.

Now the company that does not answer emails quickly is giving me problems, so based on my experience so far, I would say, “Buyer beware. Poe-Ma was very good to me, but the ‘low bidder’ has not been. It is ongoing, but I may be with Poe-Ma yet.”

Dave & Janet

ALEGRÍA from Seattle

Now in Turkey

Received From Rachel Chandler on 2nd September

I was pleased to see that Pantaenius are sponsoring noonsite. We were happily insured by them in the Med but unfortunately, they were unable to offer suitable cover once we ventured into the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

For the last 3 years we’ve been using a UK broker who I would thoroughly recommend and suggest you add to your page on insurers. His details are:

Mr Chris McGowan

GH Insurance Services Ltd, Topsail Insurance, 4-6 Octagon Offices, Waterfront, Brighton Marina , Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 5WB, U.K.

Tel: +44 1273 57 37 27

Fax : +44 1273 67 92 61

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  1. January 30, 2019 at 5:58 AM
    Data Entry2 says:

    Does anyone have any reviews of Poe Ma insurance? I am considering changing from my existing company to Poe Ma as they offer cyclone protection and their policies are cheaper than Pantaenius. Thank you for your input! We have a Hanse 540 and Pantaenius has just informed us that our cyclone coverage, which was approved for our cyclone contingency plan, has now been canceled unless we pay twice what we paid last year for the same location in Fiji.