Yacht clubs provide a lot of services, including boat rentals, storage and repairs, along with a multitude of other services for their unique clientele. Your clients, whose livelihood exists in the operating of yacht clubs, need a comprehensive insurance package tailored to give them the protection that they need. Because these businesses are fraught with risks and exposures, both on land and at sea, they need to be insured against a number of hazards associated with this line of work.
It would be ashamed to under-insure a client, but having them buy too much coverage can increase premiums and that can lead to customer dissatisfaction as well. Therefore, most brokers look at their clients on a singular basis to determine what exactly needs to be insured against and this helps when making decisions about which types of coverage are needed and what may amount to an unnecessary expense. Investigating a client’s claim history and receipt of payments is always a good idea.
Make sure to get them the coverage they need
Yacht club general liability is essential and that includes club members, volunteers and directors and officers as insureds. The club’s liability for sailing regattas, sailboat races and boating instructional programs is also included and therefore protects the owner from various liability concerns.
Protection and indemnity for boats owned, borrowed, loaned, or rented by the club for use in their normal club operations is also needed coverage. Crew coverage should be included in this package as well. Your client will also benefit greatly by securing marina operator’s legal liability for third party boats at the club’s facility.
Pollution is among one of the greater concerns in the yacht club industry. Limited pollution liability will provide for clean up expense, damage to owned property and damage to third party property as well. This policy should never be overlooked as noncompliance to the laws can result in heavy fines.
You should also take the time to re-evaluate all yacht club insurance policies with your clients every year and determine if all of their current needs are being met.