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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Indeed, I believe it to be a Sunseeker XS 2000 designed by Fabrio Buzzi. I could be wrong though
    You are not, but Buzzi is pretty far from being "only" a designer, having his own (and very advanced!) building facilities.
    In fact, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the hull was actually moulded in Lake Como...

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    Another + for Y-Yacht.
    These are the voyages of Play d'eau....www.playdeau.com

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Property View Post
    I Visited Sunseekers Technical Centre last week and the identical photo is proudly displayed in their foyer. It was used in one of the Bond films but for the life of me I can't remember which one....
    It was Casino Royale. https://www.boats.co.uk/boats-for-sa...eeker-xs-1749/

  4. #24
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    Hey QBhoy! I feel your pain. Let me know if you find anyone! I've been having a look around the internet as to why it's all so expensive, and the main reasons I can find is that Lloyds of London imposed cut backs on various insurers after posting successive years of terrible loss ratios (dammit... Irma again!). Best advice I can find is to shop around, but also found a good article. Half way down this page there are a few tips on how to navigate the application (i'm guessing 'obtaining a quote') process. Let me know how you get along!

    https://*********************.com/pitfalls/

    Happy Sailing

    Quote Originally Posted by QBhoy View Post
    Hi
    Just wondering if anyone has a lead on a boat insurance company that will insure my boat for less than the cost of the moon.
    It seems that when stating the boats capable speed, only one or two insurers will touch it and at a sillly price.
    If I lower the speed on a search it becomes reasonable.
    I donít want to lie about it, even if I rarely take the boat to silly speeds.
    Anyone recommend an insurer with performance boats in mind.
    Thanks

  5. #25
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by QBhoy View Post
    Hi
    Just wondering if anyone has a lead on a boat insurance company that will insure my boat for less than the cost of the moon.
    It seems that when stating the boats capable speed, only one or two insurers will touch it and at a sillly price.
    If I lower the speed on a search it becomes reasonable.
    I donít want to lie about it, even if I rarely take the boat to silly speeds.
    Anyone recommend an insurer with performance boats in mind.
    Thanks
    If this posts twice... blame my lack of tech-savy abilities.

    I feel your struggle QBhoy, let me know if you find an answer!
    I've done a bit of digging to find out why it does feel like it's getting harder/more expensive to insure our yachts. The main reason I can find is that Lloyds recently imposed cutbacks on many insurers, and therefore they are either increasing their rates or not insuring yachts anymore at all (Brit, Barbican, Aspen all have pulled out of the market). The best article I found is about who to go about the application phase, and what the right things to say and do are/aren't. It's about halfway down this page, something along the lines of 'tips on how to go through the application phase': https://*********************.com/pitfalls/

    I guess answer at the end of the day is to shop around. Let us know how you get along!

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by MrB View Post
    Itís a shame they canít tell the difference between petrol and diesel.
    Looks like someone has spent a lot of money keeping her in top condition, a good buy for someone.

  7. #27
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    Thought I had the answers to your problems when I contacted Martin Payne, Obviously some of the Hunton's have a similar top speed to yours,

    He advised that they used to use DeNovo. BUT then he went on to say they unfortunately lost their underwriter and have also pulled out of the business of insuring fast boats.

    I have another person to ask. I will post if he comes up trumps. He has an 80MPH Hunton so maybe able to help
    Last edited by Ian h; 12-02-19 at 21:07.

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    I have just had a reply they use
    Bishop Skinner Marine
    01245291167
    Insurance@Bishopskinner.com

    Their boat does around 80mph so within your speed range .
    Let us know if they can help

  9. #29
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    Default Re: Boat insurance struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian h View Post
    I have just had a reply they use
    Bishop Skinner Marine
    01245291167
    Insurance@Bishopskinner.com

    Their boat does around 80mph so within your speed range .
    Let us know if they can help
    Hi Ian. Just picking this up now. Thanks for this lead. Iíll have a look ASAP down that route. I imagine itís going to be expensive no matter what. Likely worth it. Iíd be gutted should anything happen to her.
    Thanks again.

  10. #30
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    Quote Originally Posted by c.buck View Post
    If this posts twice... blame my lack of tech-savy abilities.

    I feel your struggle QBhoy, let me know if you find an answer!
    I've done a bit of digging to find out why it does feel like it's getting harder/more expensive to insure our yachts. The main reason I can find is that Lloyds recently imposed cutbacks on many insurers, and therefore they are either increasing their rates or not insuring yachts anymore at all (Brit, Barbican, Aspen all have pulled out of the market). The best article I found is about who to go about the application phase, and what the right things to say and do are/aren't. It's about halfway down this page, something along the lines of 'tips on how to go through the application phase': https://*********************.com/pitfalls/

    I guess answer at the end of the day is to shop around. Let us know how you get along!
    Thanks c.buck. Have a few leads to follow up on. Seems it will be expensive no matter what.
    Itís not often she gets opened right up for obvious reasons and circumstances. Things and hazards like wakes from larger boats come up all too quick at these speeds. Not to mention the fuel consumption rate compared to her surprisingly economical cruise speed.
    Iíll let you know how I get on.
    Thanks again.

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