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February 14, 2023

Narrowboat Insurance Cover – what you need to know

Topsail News

Are you looking to buy a new Narrowboat or maybe looking for insurance on your existing canal craft? We are confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you choose to insure your Narrowboat or canal boat with us at Topsail.

We have options for all types of Narrowboats and inland vessels including:

• Traditional Stern Narrowboat
• Cruiser Stern Narrowboat
• Semi Traditional Stern Narrowboat
• Dutch Barges
• Inland Cruisers
• River Cruisers
• Canal Boats

Do I need to insure my Narrowboat?

There are two main issues to consider when looking at Narrowboat insurance, the first being legality and the second being your own peace of mind.

From a legal perspective Narrowboat insurance isn’t a requirement in the UK, but there is a requirement for a minimum of £2m public liability cover prior to buying your boat licence for use on UK inland waterways.

Secondly, the purchase of a Narrowboat is probably one of the most significant personal investments you’ll make in your lifetime. For the sake of a few pounds a month, having Narrowboat insurance will protect you if that horrible unforeseen situation occurs and your investment is completely lost.

Securing your Narrowboat Insurance from us means that we will help get your Narrowboat repaired and back on the water or replaced if your vessel is unable to be fixed.

How much is Narrowboat Insurance?

The cost of Narrowboat Insurance depends on a number of factors, but primarily your insurance will be based on the value of your Narrowboat and its age.

The team here at Topsail Insurance would love to give you a comparison quote for your vessel, irrespective of what type of inland craft it is. Having your vessel suitably insured buys you peace of mind should the worst happen.

Why should I insure my Narrowboat with Topsail?

Since Topsail started arranging insurance over 25 years ago we have arranged boat insurance for tens of thousands of customers who all love our comprehensive policies and dedication to giving a great customer service.

Don’t just take our word for it, see what our customers say. Our Google Review score is 4.8 out of 5. If you want to read the reviews for yourself, you can here; Topsail Google Reviews.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to our team to discuss your specific requirements when it comes to Narrowboat insurance, get in touch today for a no obligation quote.

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