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Marine insurance claims infographic – plumbing the depths!

When taking out or researching insurance have you ever wondered what you might end up claiming for? Good news – similarly to our other insurance infographics, we are giving you an insight into the kind of knowledge that only an insurance company might have. Our new infographic is all about marine insurance claims and hopefully it might give you the … More

World’s best ‘boatels’ revealed

Many people are interested in staying on a boat but without actually travelling across the seas. This has meant that boatels (a boat that has been transformed into a hotel) have become very popular. CNN have put together a list of the five best boatels in the world. The first boatel is the 1907 Yankee Ferry in New York. This … More

Doctor warns about kayak safety

A doctor has warned water users to be aware of those around them after escaping with minor injuries when a kayak landed on his head. David Burton of Barnstaple Brannam Medical Centre suffered a broken bone in his neck following the incident, which happened at Saunton, north Devon, on Saturday (August 25th). According to the North Devon Journal, he was surfing … More

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Rowing club receives kayak donation
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A rowing club may need to invest in kayak insurance after it was presented with a brand new ultra-modern boat. The News Post Leader reports how the chairman of local electronics firm Tynetec Tony Platten donated the craft to Cambois Rowing Club. A double scull carbon fibre boat was given to the organisation at a presentation company, with Mr Patten … More

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Kayaker rescued by lifeboat crew
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A man may have been saved from having to make a kayak insurance claim after he was rescued by Ilfracombe lifeboat crew. The emergency crews were called to the scene after the kayaker repeatedly fell off his vessel in Hele Bay. A concerned member of the public called for help and the inshore lifeboat, the Deborah Brown II, was launched … More

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Coastguards rescue kayakers off Torquay coast
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Kayak insurance may be a worthwhile investment for two men who had to be rescued recently by coastguards in Devon. The Herald Express reported several members of the public called 999 to report the two males, both aged 21, had got into difficulties while paddling off the coast of Torquay. Neither was wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aids when their … More

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Daredevil kayaker to paddle 225 miles down the Grand Canyon
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A 41-year-old from Wearside is set to embark on a thrilling 225-mile white-water canoe trip through the Grand Canyon. In preparation for the trip, Fergus Lynch may want to invest in kayak insurance, as the Sunderland Echo reports he will face 150 rapids and 15ft waves. Despite the dangers, the daredevil has described his excitement at taking part, claiming the … More

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Scouts launch yacht club fundraising campaign
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A group of scouts from Cleethorpes are hoping to raise £30,000 to fund training at a local yacht club. The Grimsby Telegraph reports how the 1st Cleethorpes Sea Scouts rely solely on donations and need the money to ensure their 90 members can continue to practice kayaking, sailing and power boating. Beaver leader Paula Kitchen said: "It is all thanks … More

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Kayaker ‘lucky to be alive’ following shark attack
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A man from Ireland has described his shock at coming face-to-face with a shark while paddling off the coast of Australia. According to the Daily Telegraph, Martin Kane was out in his canoe when he was attacked in the sea near Perth. The 62-year-old may need to make a kayak insurance claim for damage incurred when the shark launched itself … More

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