Bespoke boat insurance, from experts

Admiral Marine deals exclusively with yacht and boat insurance.  Our team has a wealth of marine insurance experience and understand what leisure sailors want from their yacht or boat policy.

Whether you’re taking a trip around the British Isles, or preparing to take on the World ARC Rally, we’ll offer a tailored policy to suit you.

Why choose Admiral Marine for yacht and boat insurance?

When you talk to Admiral Marine, you won’t be met with a robot or a lengthy hold experience at the other end of the phone. Our experienced team deals directly with clients, handling everything from quotes through to new policies, mid-term amendments, renewal and in-house claims, making arranging your boat insurance as simple as possible.

We offer expert advice on boats all around the world. Unsure of the best marina to keep your yacht? Need to know what to do when strong winds are forecast? Ask us – we understand boats, not only how to insure them.

Yacht & Boat Insurance

We’ve been providing insurance to sailors across the UK for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our personal touch and practical approach to ensuring your yacht or boat insurance cover meets your individual needs.

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Boat Builders

Whether you have a Cornish Crabber, Beneteau or a Rustler, our unique and flexible boat insurance policies cover a wide range of boat builders to suit your sailing requirements and cruising aspirations.

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"Handled with ease"
“An unusual set of circumstances due to distance and awaiting a survey report were dealt with without any problems at all. A smooth change of vessel handled with professional ease and helpfulness. I have used Admiral Insurance for a good while, including several long distance voyages including a circumnavigation which all were handled with ease.”

Mr Emery - Customer
“Great service, good value marine insurance”
“Cristelle helped me to insure our new (to us) 44 year old boat, a SHE 36'. An old boat always has a few wrinkles and Cristelle made the process easy and straightforward. This is the second boat we have insured with Admiral Marine and I wouldn't go anywhere else. You get good value for money and an excellent, personal service. What more could you want from marine insurance?”

Mrs Ginny Kidd - Customer
“Returning to Admiral”
“We returned to Admiral after a short hiatus. As per our previous experience, the service was efficient, effective and met all our requirements. We would be hard pressed to choice another insurer over Admiral. Many thanks once again.”

Elaine Cadman - Customer
“Dave Andrews is always professional”
“Dave Andrews is always professional, helpful and responsive. Been doing business with Admiral for many years and for several of my boats”

Danny Constantinis - Customer
“Admiral Marine made it easy”
“Admiral Marine made it easy for me to insure my boat. All correspondence was via email so no waiting in long phone queues, and all communication was very prompt. Would cetrtainly recommend Admiral Marine.”

M Smith - Customer
“Appreciated the follow-up”
“I had a competitive quote the previous year but for various reasons decided to stay with my existing broker. Admiral re-contacted me this year (at my request) with another competitive quote and I decided to swap. Appreciated the follow-up and attention to detail.”

Nigel Stephenson - Customer
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Frequently Asked Questions

On occasion. For instance, for participants of a long distance rally such as World ARC, we prefer a 1st January renewal date allowing for boats to be in St Lucia at the start of the policy and in South Africa when the policy is due for renewal.

It’s perfectly normal for blue water cruisers to be unclear on their cruising plans, particularly in the early stages of a 2-3 year extended voyage. We suggest that if you’re uncertain which areas you need to cover for, opt for a more limited range with an option for extending. This way, you’ll know how much extra premium is required so you can budget accordingly.

Yes. We’re happy to accommodate changes to cruising area or any other aspect of your policy at any time during the year. Adjustments may result in an additional premium, but we never charge administrative fees for mid-term changes.

Your policy covers the liabilities of your skipper and crew to third parties while they are operating your boat, but it does not include cover for liabilities of paid crew. That said, we can arrange separate Employers Liability insurance for you with a specialist provider.

Call us during office hours, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01722 416106, or email us any time at [email protected].

For emergencies, email us at [email protected].

You can find claims guidance notes and download a claims form on our Make a claim page.