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Boating Help & Advice


As well as offering you advice on your marine insurance and risk management, our marine team have put together helpful and practical guidance on a wide variety of boating and marine issues. From buying and selling boats and marine craft to safety tips when you’re out on the water, as well as essential boat maintenance and much more, our team are marine enthusiasts and are pleased to share their knowledge and experience with you.


Boating Advice

In order to keep your vessel looking brand new and performing well, it is essential to start thinking about boat maintenance from the moment of purchase. We have therefore listed below several ways in which you can avoid deterioration to the look and quality of your boat, and assure it reaches its full potential.

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Glossary of Terms

Our policies are very easy to understand, however some Boat Insurance terms and phrases still need explaining. Please have a look at our Glossary of Terms below to help you understand your Boat Insurance Policy.

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Staying Safe on Boats

Although installing security systems on your boat and ensuring you have the correct insurance are vitally important parts to boat ownership, you must also make sure you are aware of the potential fire and carbon monoxide risks. According to the Boat Safety Scheme these risks “arise from the way that engines, appliances, systems and fuels are used and maintained”.

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