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Boat (Marine) Insurance

  • Competitive policies for Guernsey’s sailing community
  • A range of cover options & insurers for yachts, motorboats, RIBs, fishing boats & dinghies
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Boat (marine) Insurance options

Whether for a motor or sailing yacht, we provide boat / marine insurance for all types of vessel.

This includes policies which are suitable for casual local sailors, cruising in the channel islands and adjacent French coast, through to those hardy souls tackling the deep blue either solo, or as part of the ARC or similar.

Our Chairman is himself a keen sailor, he has completed the ARC, and the dreaded Biscay several times – so knows the value and peace of mind an insurance policy can bring.

We use a select number of insurance providers – insurers who can and do understand the boat insurance market well and can provide a good array of policy options and extensions.

What sort of policy options are available?

We know that every client has individual demands and we ensure that the cover in place is best suited to your particular specifications. We are able to cover a wide range of vessels against any possible risk so you are shipshape and set to sail!

Discounts are available for no previous claims and RYA qualifications. In addition, usage and voyage duration plus limitations to costal waters can all make a premium more competitive.

Cover is usually provided on an ‘all-risks’ basis; which includes options for:

  • Cover for loss, damage, theft & third party liability
  • Personal Belongings and additional values available
  • Outboard motors & tender cover
  • Emergency Medical Expenses and Personal Accident cover
  • Optional racing cover for the competitive amongst you!
  • Agreed value policy (some policies)
  •  Marine Legal Protection cover (optional)

Cover is also available on a Third-Party only basis which commonly provides:

  • Cover for damage to other vessels and/or property that you are found to be legally liable for
  • Cover for death & injury that you are found to be legally liable for
  • Cover for pollution
  • Cover for emergency medical expenses and personal accidents (Some policies)
  • Since there is no ‘own damage’ cover – there is no excess on Third Party Only cover.

What types of Vessels can I insure?

  • Yachts
  • Cruisers
  • Sailing Boats
  • Fishing Boats
  • Dinghies
  • Rowing Boats
  • RIB/Inflatables
  • Speed Boats

We have a broad client base – from RIBs and small Souter motor boats through to Oysters and larger motor boats such as Princess and Sunseekers, on the books.

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What our clients say

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  • We have a  4.46 Rating on 1063 Reviews

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Ery helpful

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Rhys Evans 

Kelly Kendall many thanks for your prompt attention.

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John Stokes 

Very happy with this company been with him for several years. Very reliable.

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Anonymous 

Maisey was really helpful and advised me well enough to take out the policy, I would use Maisey again x

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James Weightman 

I have to say to huge thank you the company as this is my first time having a traders policy due to my lack of knowledge of how it works, if it hadn’t of been for Imogen Gibson I think I’d of probably lost the plot. Apart from health issues I’ve had while setting up the policy, nearly causing me to loose the policy but she explained my health and mental health situation. Thanks to Imogen I now have a policy that I understand sort of. I’m still reading everything as it’s not my quality at all. But I hope that I can carry this policy on moving forward. My initial plans of the policy weren’t going to be of any use to me for my id taken the policy out. But again Imogen has been amazing absolutely above and beyond what I’ve ever experienced from these sort of decisions. By that is I could have easily have lost everything and it would have made no difference to Imogen whether I kept it or not. But after her patients and listening ear. And empathy. I think she should be used for future training purposes for future employees and possibly current ones. I can thank everyone enough who have had any part to play in my policy. But due to my mental health she doesn’t realise that if she hadn’t been able to explain my situation to the right person at the right time. I don’t think the financial loss I’d of received from losing the policy. I would have taken my own life. Because I’ve taken this to benefit my own knowledge on car maintenance to save myself a fortune. Please make sure Imogen gets the recognition she deserves for her customer service and just amazing support. Though out getting it sorted.

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Ghazanfar zaman 

I am leaving tradex this year I have been a loyal customer for more than 15 years at the Romford office I renewed last year I was I paid tradex four hundred pounds more to renew I was getting it a lot cheaper else were the only reason I stayed was because of a lady called Kelly Kendall who has being dealing with me over the last twenty years wen I was at central cab care as the owner back in 2003. This year I have been quoted over £1.000 more by tradex I am getting it it £1301.84 else were I will be sending the proof to yourself once I renew before the 15th March. Once again like to thank Kelly Kendall for the way she been dealing with myself a true professional thanks

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Anonymous 

All Good, Been with them for may years

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Darren Moore 

excellent service, very speedy response for my PL policy, i was dealing with kirsty highly recommend, very competative prices

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Jessica Morris 

Excellent Team in Sheffield, helped sort my GP business insurance out no problems! thanks Scott for your help and patience.

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Abdul 

The service is fabulous, a special thanks to Joanne, she has been very helpful, her responses are very prompt, shes a big asset to the company.

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Henry 

I had problems getting on to the MID database and I needed a car registered for the weekend. Serena Horsewell sorted the whole problem out and made sure the car had insurance for that weekend. In addition she emailed me to tell me that it was all sorted so I had piece of mind that it was done. This is the type of service I rarely get these days and I appreciate the effort she made. Score10/10

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Why use Clegg Gifford?

  • Local office with friendly, helpful staff

    Unlike online insurers or UK-based call centres, you can pop in to speak to a human at our offices in Admiral House. Our staff are always happy to help with any enquiries you might have and guide you through the insurance-buying process. We are proud to support the local community and invest in local services for your convenience.

  • We use flexible insurers and aim to cater for unique circumstances

    Every risk is different and every person has unique circumstances to accommodate. Try us for those complicated or hard to place policies. Equally for those without insurance history, or with claims, we will strive to find a suitable policy that caters for your specific requirements.

  • You can place your commercial and personal insurance under one roof

    It’s far easier to deal with one broker for all your insurance needs. With a wide range of products available from different insurers, we can be your one-stop-shop for all your insurance needs either for yourself our wider family or your business. For instance – our family fleet policy enables you to place all of your household’s vehicles including cars, vans and bikes under one flexible policy.

  • The local factor – Guernsey expertise counts!

    One of the benefits of having been in the island for so long is that we can feedback the unique needs of islanders back to insurer partners. This counts when it comes to claims arrangements and for instance fighting for local choice on repair networks. It also means working with insurers to create flexible products such as our unique family fleet policy, which makes arranging insurance for your whole family that much less stressful – one premium, one renewal date, one policy.

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