As we are sure you can imagine, with Spain virtually surrounded by water, boats play a major part of the Spanish and Expat culture. Every conceivable type of boat from the small inflatable dinghies to the larger commercial ferries and passenger ships ply the Mediterranean waters of our coastlines. There are hundreds of Marinas along these shores and although there is a relatively large fishing fleet, most of the water crafts tend to be for private use. Sailing yachts and speed boats can be seen bobbing about.
Most shoreline areas are cordoned off to pleasure craft during the tourist seasons to ensure the safety of swimmers. A large number of coastal towns have areas for rental boats, jet skis and private speed boats as well as a large variety of yachts. Small private marinas also provide facilities such as restaurants and bars which are regularly frequented by the locals and Expats alike. Having boat insurance is a legal requirement in Spain and you must ensure that you keep a copy on board at all times. The local Police or Guardia Civil regularly patrol the seas and the marinas and will regularly check your documentation, not just for insurance but for the correct boat documentation and safety equipment as well.
Gone are the days of anyone just being able to launch a boat and go out fishing. Regulations and inspections are the new format adopted by the local authorities and although they are allowing foreign registered boats to use these waters, they are tightening the regulations to ensure that all craft are seaworthy and have the correct documentation.
www.insuranceinspain.com can provide you with all kinds of Boat and marine insurance, from small skiffs, rowing boats, canoes, small engine powered crafts, ski boats, jet skis, sailing dinghies, yachts, charter boats, rental boats and virtually anything that floats on water. So please give us a call on 0034 965 27 57 27 and we will be happy to discuss any of your marine insurance requirements and provide you with a quotation to suit your needs without any obligation. We are here to help, so please use our services.
The Advantages of Boat Insurance in Spain
Mandatory civil liability insurance, with a sum insured limit of 336,566.78€.
Death or bodily injuries to third parties: 120,202.42€ with a maximum limit per claim of 240,404.84€.
Material damage and economic loss: 96,161.94€.
Plus all these benefits:
Voluntary public liability insurance, which extends and complements the mandatory public liability insurance limits.
Damage to the boat itself, covering: the hull, engine, sails, masts, auxiliary craft, special fixtures and equipment, personal belongings and trailer.
Claim for damages, caused by third parties to the insured boat or to any of its occupants.
Total theft of the boat and/or its auxiliary craft.
Damage due to pollution risks.
Damage due to coastal regattas in Spanish territorial waters.
Accidents: loss of life or bodily injuries of occupants while on-board the insured boat or when boarding and/or disembarking from the insured boat are covered.
Medical and pharmaceutical assistance.
Basic Cover includes:
Damage occurring to the hull, motor, sails, accessories, personal effects and trailer.
Vandalism while on land.
Total theft of the boat and/or auxiliary vessel.
Removal of debris.
Damage caused as a result of pollution hazards.
Damage caused while engaged in coastal regattas.
Damage when loading and unloading during transportation by land.
Accidents to passengers/water-skiers/skipper: including cover for death, permanent disability, medical/pharmaceutical assistance and burial expenses.
Claims for damages, deposit of bail bonds and defense.
www.insuranceinspain.com are happy to discuss any of your marine insurance requirements as we insure many vessels in Spain from smalldinghies and tenders, to fully fledged ocean going yachts that travel the Mediterranean. Please call 965 27 57 27 in the first instance. Contact us on our website or online chat with us and one of our marine specialists.
This Section covers: Marine Insurance in Spain, Marine and boat Insurance in Spain, Boats in Spain, Boats, British registered boats, Expats in Spain, Boating,Jet Skis, speed boats, yachts and yacht Insurance in Spain, Aluminium boats, skiffs, sea fairing vessels, cruisers, inflatables, rubber dinghies, zodiacs, inboards, outboards, engines, water skiis, bouys, anchors, ropes, boat chandlery, skippers, captains, SSR registration, Spanish boat registration, legalities of owning a boat in Spain, and so much more. Articles will appear below relating to general information regarding the above from time to time.