Dave58earl

A-class insurance

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Hi all

new to forum,

im in Aus and ive just purchased an A class, a foiling DNA, carbon fibre hulls, beams, mast etc. lovely boat, still getting used to the speed, and foiling. It's a hell of a lot quicker and agile than the hobies I've been sailing.

anyway, I'm trying to get the thing insured, but everywhere I've tried (CGU, NRMA, club marine, nautilus) won't touch it, with nautilus saying they just don't insure A class cats. As soon as I mention "carbon fibre construction" they all run for their manager, the come back saying we won't insure it.

i need insurance to be able to race it, let alone for theft etc... Surely people are insuring their A's as well as other carbon built boats

was hoping some forum members may have some tips on who they are insured with especially A-class sailors?

cheers!

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IIt is not related to carbon, Insurers works like Casino owners ! They run statistics. Perhaps they got too little returns with A cats in Aus, especially foiling. In France it seems there is still not  such a problem.

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Obviously it doesn’t have a carbon mast but my taipan is insured with youi.  I don’t remember any questions about mast material.

if you have the option when filling out fields write composite construction rather than carbon.  It’s actually more correct and will trigger less warnings.

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7 hours ago, SCARECROW said:

Obviously it doesn’t have a carbon mast but my taipan is insured with youi.  I don’t remember any questions about mast material.

if you have the option when filling out fields write composite construction rather than carbon.  It’s actually more correct and will trigger less warnings.

Thanks for that, I'll try the composite construction instead.

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2 hours ago, Tornado_ALIVE said:

GIO insured my Foiler for a reasonable price.

Tudor is another company that will ensure them.

Thanks for the tip mate, appreciated, I'll give them a try.

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2 hours ago, mitchellsailor said:

Mine is insured through a broker, ended up being the cheapest & you actually get customer service.

Hadn't thought of a broker, cheers for the tip.

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