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Fire destroys boat on the River Thames
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The owner of one vessel may have to claim on their boat insurance after an explosion caused a fire to tear through the craft. A neighbour alerted emergency services after a 14ft pleasure boat on the Marlow stretch of the River Thames set alight, the Maidenhead Advertiser reports. It is understood that the sound of a gas cylinder exploding attracted the … More

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Peterborough prepares for Dragon Boat Race
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Boat insurance may be something one team of rowers want to invest in ahead of a race this summer. Groups of competitors are poised to take part in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival at the Embankment on June 19th, the Evening Telegraph reports. Describing her excitement about entering the race, Crown Packaging’s plant manager and team captain Kate Barnett said: … More

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Couple ‘have lucky escape after boat fire’
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The importance of taking out boat insurance may have been highlighted by news that a vessel was destroyed by a fire. Emergency services were called to the scene of a blaze in the front garden of a home in Blacon just after 23:00 BST on Thursday (March 31st), the Chester Standard reports. Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire damaged … More

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Explorer sets off on 20,000-mile adventure
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Kayak insurance may be a wise purchase for one intrepid explorer who has embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Sarah Outen is hoping to travel 20,000 miles around the globe using just a kayak, boat and bicycle for transport. The 25-year-old has completed a number of challenges in the past including one which saw her become the youngest woman … More

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Bomb caught in boat’s fishing nets

One fishing company has been saved from having to claim on its boat insurance despite hauling a live bomb on board. The crew of a vessel in Aberdeenshire called the police after discovering what appeared to be a torpedo-shaped item in their nets. As a safety precaution, Peterhead Harbour, where the device was found, was closed to the public while bomb … More

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Stingray lands on top of woman

Individuals looking for sailboat insurance quotes may be shocked to hear how one woman was pinned to the floor of a catamaran by a 300lb stingray. The sea creature leapt from the water in Florida Keys and landed on top of Jenny Hausch, who was sailing with her husband and three children. It is thought the eagle ray flipped itself into … More

Wood donated for Olympic boat

A project to build a vessel made entirely from reclaimed wood may interest those looking for boat insurance. Entertainment company Lone Twin has asked for donations to help construct the 30ft ship, which will be built in Chichester, the BBC reports. Residents from Hastings have given pieces including a walking stick, a Bethlehem olive tree, a bird house and parts of … More

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Fundraisers help keep rescue boat afloat

Money has been raised for one sea-based rescue charity, which could be used as a contribution towards the cost of boat insurance. According to the Whitby Gazette, an event featuring traditional music and the sale of home-made marmalade allowed the Runswick Bay branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute to increase its funds by £8,000. Organised by Nick and Christine Scaife, … More

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Annual Boat Race this weekend

Rowing boat insurance may be required this weekend as teams from Oxford and Cambridge battle it out. The annual Boat Race is set to take place on Saturday (March 26th) with rowers competing to be the first to travel from Putney to Mortlake. Both teams have reportedly been carrying out final practice and preparations this week ahead of the highly … More

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Man fined for no boat license

The importance of purchasing the right vessel licence as well as boat insurance online may have been highlighted after a man in Whitton received a fine for breaching registration rules. Gavin Harwood, who lives in Gosling Road, was caught boating on the River Thames without the correct permit and was fined £327, the Richmond Twickenham Times reports. Environment Agency lock and … More

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