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Small vessel Insurance

Owning a boat, whether it is a small tender or a large yacht, can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. However, it also comes with its fair share of risks and responsibilities. One way to manage these risks is by insuring your boat.

Boat insurance is a specialized form of insurance that provides coverage for the risks that come with owning and operating a boat. The type and level of coverage you need will depend on the size and value of your vessel, the ways in which you use it, and other factors.

For small boats and tenders, insurance may be less of a concern than it is for larger vessels. However, it is still a good idea to consider insurance, especially if you use your boat frequently or in situations where there is a higher risk of damage or injury.

Some common types of coverage that are included in small boat and tender insurance policies are liability coverage, which provides protection in case someone is injured or their property is damaged as a result of an accident involving your boat; property coverage, which covers damage to your own boat as a result of things like storms, theft, or vandalism; and medical payments coverage, which provides coverage for medical expenses if you or your passengers are injured while on your boat.

For larger boats, such as yachts, insurance is typically more complex and expensive. In addition to the types of coverage provided for small boats, yacht insurance may also include additional coverage for things like pollution liability, which provides coverage if your boat accidentally spills fuel or other pollutants into the water, or crew coverage, which provides coverage for injuries or illnesses sustained by your boat’s crew.

One of the main factors that can affect the cost of yacht insurance is the value of the vessel. The more valuable the boat, the more expensive it will be to insure. This is because the potential cost of damage or loss is higher. Other factors that can affect the cost of insurance include the age and condition of the boat, its intended use, and the experience and qualifications of the boat’s operator.

Another important factor to consider when insuring a yacht is the cruising area. Different insurance policies may have different coverage limits depending on the areas where the boat is used. For example, if you plan to take your yacht on an extended cruise to a remote or high-risk area, you may need to purchase additional coverage to ensure that you are protected in the event of an accident or other unexpected event.

It is important to note that not all insurance policies are created equal. When shopping for boat or yacht insurance, it is important to carefully review the policy and understand the terms and conditions. You may want to work with an experienced insurance agent who can help you find the right policy for your needs and budget.

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Adriatic Yacht Risk Management
Ulica Vallelunga / Via Vallelunga 90
52100 Pula
Croatia / Kroatien


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