New Insurance Assistance for Wheelyboat Operators

Marine Insurance specialists IRCM are offering support to Wheelyboat operators who are looking for insurance advice and cover in respect of their vessels and wider insurance needs. Wheelyboats are sourced from the Wheelyboat Trust – a registered charity dedicated to providing mobility impaired people with the opportunity to enjoy a range of boating activities. Wheelyboats […]

Buying Your RIB and Buying Your RIB Insurance (Part 2)

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Buying Your RIB & Buying Your RIB Insurance (Part 1)

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Thinking of buying a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)? Well assuming it’s for private and pleasure (P&P) use (commercial RIBs will be dealt with in a separate article) here’s a guide to some of the insurance issues you may encounter as well as some of the benefits you might get as part of your cover. Use an […]

What’s the difference between a Barge & a Narrowboat?

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“Does it really matter?” you might be asking yourself but there are important distinctions that, will not only irritate narrowboat owners and canal buffs if you get it wrong but, from an insurance point of view could have serious implications as to the scope, validity and availability of your protection. It’s probably sensible (and safer) […]

Broker support helps resolve “latent defect” issue

An IRCM customer had commissioned a surveyor to inspect his vessel pre-sale.  During the survey a cracked ballast plate was spotted and the surveyor immediately condemned the vessel as being unseaworthy and asserted that the damage was the result of a latent defect.  The owner contacted IRCM, submitting a claim for his insurer’s consideration.  Whilst latent […]

Accomplish More Survives Blaze

Accomplish More suffered smoke damage but otherwise emerged unscathed from a fire at Mickelwrights Structures Ltd in Dudley where it is being built.  For full details and the latest news about the World Record Global Circumnavigation attempt mouse over