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Before you leave her for the Winter months

11 October, 2015

Before you leave her for the Winter months. A handy end of season checklist from our Claims Manager Bob Samuels at Admiral Yacht Insurance: With the UK and Northern European seasons drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock with a notepad of everything that needs sorting as you watch her…

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Lash it or lose it

26 June, 2015

Bob Samuels, Admiral Yacht Insurance’s Claims Manager, writes : “We have had some unseasonably strong blows on the South Coast this year and whilst I was out in my Shrimper in Poole last weekend, it was very discouraging to see at least three well found yachts on moorings with the remains of shredde…

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How much is Yacht Insurance in the UK

19 May, 2015

If you are a yacht owner or looking to become a yacht owner then one of the most important things on your list will be yacht insurance and how to ensure that the policy you sign up for fits both your sailing plans and your budgeting requirements. Is it a legal requirement to have Yacht Insurance in…

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How to look after your rigging

12 March, 2015

Some routine maintenance and simple installation improvements can help you avoid rig failure and a yacht insurance claim. Admiral Yacht Insurance has a number of tips to guide you. Amongst the most frequent yacht insurance claims are those relating to rig failures, many of which could be avoided. Ad…

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Knots and bolts

30 January, 2014

First try developing your crew’s knotting skills. There are many well illustrated books on knotting, and websites complete with animations, to help expand your knowledge. The ability to master rolling hitches and a variety of bowlines could turn out to be a game changer in an emergency; the ability…

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Bob’s Top Tips for Sailing Safe – Proceed with Caution

24 September, 2013

Modern yacht bows with their twin anchor rollers and stowed anchor flukes are ideal for digesting other yacht gelcoat and stanchions when they get to meet. The next time you enter an unfamiliar marina, or indeed your own, proceed with caution and watch for unexpected eddies and back wash that could…

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Bob’s Top Tips for Sailing Safe – Look Up & Down

06 June, 2013

Surprisingly masts and rigs collapse without warning and this can happen in the finest weather.  So look out and look up, and when the time comes to relax in the cockpit make a habit of examining your rig, and attend to anything unusual. Look down as well. If by chance there is a split pin or clevis…

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Bob’s Top Tips for Sailing Safe – Look Out

16 April, 2013

Robert Holbrook, Managing Director of Admiral Yacht Insurance, is well placed to consider not only his own lessons from crossing the Pacific but also those accumulated by Admiral’s policyholders during their own adventures across the globe.  Many of the lessons learnt are as relevant in the Solent a…

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