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rolandw

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Insuring boats with winged rudders - not with Newton Crum
« on: February 20, 2020, 02:12:14 PM »
I just got my renewal notice from Newton Crum. Whilst I was pleased to see no increase in premium from last year, my eye was caught by a line:

"IMPORTANT REMINDER this insurance excludes craft fitted with HYDROFOILS or FOILING/WINGED RUDDERS"

Oh my, I think, so I give them a call. After a little discussion at their end, my having pointed out that a 12 with a winged rudder (even if retro-fitted) is indeed faster than one without but not that much faster, they confirmed that sailing with a winged rudder would invalidate any insurance that they provide.

I checked my insurance documentation from last year and there is no mention of this limitation.

I am now off to secure insurance elsewhere but it might be advisable for you to check your insurance in case there is any such limitation in the small print.

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Re: Insuring boats with winged rudders - not with Newton Crum
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 09:11:58 PM »
Thanks for flagging this Roland!

 

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