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Thames boat trip ‘a great experience’
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A boat trip down the Thames can be a positive experience, offering up numerous key sights along the way. Whether people have their own boat and boat insurance, or opt to take part in a tour such as those on the RIB speedboats, there could be plenty to see on the Thames. Yolanda Copes-Stepney, a spokeswoman for Visit England, said … More

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Appeal for donations for boat restoration issued
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One individual who may require a boat insurance policy is Jim Sanderson, as he is currently working on restoring a Victorian passenger boat to its former glory. The 75 ft steam-powered vessel, named Belle, was built in 1894 and is currently being fitted out in period decor with the aim of having her take to York’s waterways as a venue for … More

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Appeal for donations for boat restoration issued
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One individual who may require a boat insurance policy is Jim Sanderson, as he is currently working on restoring a Victorian passenger boat to its former glory. The 75 ft steam-powered vessel, named Belle, was built in 1894 and is currently being fitted out in period decor with the aim of having her take to York's waterways as a venue … More

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Homeless charity helps rebuild boat
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A homeless charity may want to invest in small boat insurance once refurbishment work is complete on a vessel in Devonport. Ever since a dilapidated craft was donated to the Salvation Army, people staying at one of the organisation's Lifehouse centres have been helping restore it to its former glory, the BBC reports. Speaking on behalf of the charity, Mike … More

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Prince Philip visits sailing club
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Boat insurance customers from West Kirby Sailing Club may have been surprised to see a familiar face at the organisation yesterday (May 31st). Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a special event at the club as part of the 2011 International One-Metre Class World Championship for model boats, the Wirral Globe reports. The royal was greeted by hundreds of … More

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Fire safety talks launched
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Sailing enthusiasts may be saved from claiming on their boat insurance if they take part in a new initiative being launched by a team of fire fighters. Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service are carrying out a number of talks about avoiding blazes onboard vessels. The scheme has been organised to coincide with Boat Safety Week, which runs from May … More

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Women’s canoe team take gold
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Canoe insurance customers may be excited to hear that the Great British Women’s Canoeing team have taken gold in Germany. The foursome, made up of Hayleigh Mason, Louisa Sawers, Abigail Edmonds and Jessica Walker, won the K4 500m race in Duisburg. It is the first international gold for the crew, who crossed the finish line ahead of Germany and Poland. … More

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Dragon boat race held in Leeds
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Rowing boat insurance may have been taken out by the dozens of teams which entered a dragon boat race in Leeds. Hundreds of individuals made up the 11-man crews that filled the 40 vessels that took to the water at Roundhay Park, the Yorkshire Post reports. The event was designed to raise money for Martin House children’s hospice in Wetherby … More

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Kayakers break world record
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Kayak insurance may have been a must-have for one pair of fundraisers from the UK, who have set a new world record. The BBC reports how Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan circumnavigated Ireland eight days faster than the previous record holders. After 25 days at sea, the pair arrived in Ardmore, West Waterford at 16:00 BST yesterday (May 16th). During … More

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Torpedo caught in fishing vessel nets
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The importance of investing in boat insurance may have been highlighted by one fishing crew that accidentally caught a suspected torpedo in its nets. Firth of Forth coastguard was contacted at 08:00 BST by members of the Sea Spray vessel after they discovered the potentially hazardous explosive. The Royal Navy were then called in to help investigate the device and perform … More

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