What the yacht owner should know when insuring a boat

Adam Brown and James McPhail with fellow sailor Michelle Rathgeb. James and Adam will be presenters on the question of insuring your boat at the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show
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James McPhail and well known Sydney sailor Adam Brown are the public faces of Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd, an insurance business specialising in Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance.

Sail-World is pleased to have these two knowledgeable presenters as part of the Cruising Masterclass at the coming Sydney International Boat Show. They will share the knowledge of what every boat owner should know to ask when insuring their cruising sailing boat. By the end of the seminar you will be much better informed the next time you go to reinsure your vessel.

Among the questions they will seek to answer and the subjects they will cover are:

Who is in a position to provide Insurance advice?

What onus is on the owner ?

Why you need a boat survey, mooring survey and rig report when taking out a new Policy

What to look out for when choosing an insurance policy
· Differences between Agreed Value and Market Value
· All Risk Policy vs Perils Policy

Insurance Risk assessment in Cruising area

Blue card requirements when cruising Europe

Recent Case study

Other subjects to be covered in the Cruising Master Class on 3/4 August include:

Passage Planning
A 'new look' at MOB for short-handed cruisers
Rigging and sails for cruising, incl heavy weather
Vessel systems, water, fuel, power options
Electronics, communications, AIS
Short-handed cruising
Applied Navigation
Monohulls vs Multihulls
Cruising with Kids
Anchoring techniques and equipment
Cruising to Tasmania - anchorages, dangers, timing
Cruising to Whitsundays - anchorages, dangers, timing

Attendance is free for the inaugural Masterclass, but registration is essential to reserve your place as space will be limited.

For the full program and further information about the Cruising Masterclass, http://www.sail-world.com/index_d.cfm?nid=109962!click_here.

For ask for more information about, or to register for the Masterclass, http://www.sydneyboatshow.com.au/activities/cruising-masterclass/index.html!click_here