Yacht & Narrow Boat Insurance
Narrow Boat, Power Boat, Motor Boat and Yacht Insurance
Green Insurance Group offer clients narrow boat, power boat, motor boat and yacht insurance cover through our Ramsgate office of Collidge & Partners who provide a range of specialist policies to provide inland waterways insurance, marine liability and boat breakdown cover.
For information, advice and quotations please visit our Collidge & Partners website that offers this range of boat and yacht insurance.
For topical information and insights about boating on our inland waterways, visit the Collidge and Partners Blog:
A Guide to Getting an Accurate Vessel Valuation
Amidst the beauty of our waterways, it's important to remember to protect your boat and keep it safe. Having the appropriate canal boat insurance coverage is essential before sailing.
How to Operate Canal Locks When Cruising in Your Narrowboat
Locks are found in most inland waterways throughout the UK, which means a narrowboat owner must know how to use them if they are planning on cruising and traveling in their vessel. Locks are devices that are used for raising and lowering vessels over hills on stretches of water on the canal...
Are You Insured if Your Boat Causes Water Pollution?
As boat owners, we should always be aware of the potential consequences of our boats causing water contamination through various leakages or spillages of harmful material such as oil or fuel. Some insurance policies may not provide cover for a claim involving the cost of contamination clean-ups...
Living Aboard a Narrowboat in the UK: A Guide for “Life Afloat”
Whether you have purchased a narrowboat for seasonal or regular use, or you are making the jump to year-round canal living, there are many reasons for opting for the canal lifestyle.
The Boater's Handbook | Canal & River Trust
This handbook gives you a rundown of all the basics for narrow boating. It has the essential knowledge and techniques needed to boat as safely as possible, whilst enjoying yourself along the way!
Zurich announce partnership with Marine Conservation Society
Zurich customers now help support the largest sea grass recovery operation in England to save vital seabed habitats around UK coasts, part of a new initiative with the Marine Conservation Society. Click to read more.
Lithium-ion Batteries on Marine Vessels
Lithium-ion batteries are viewed as more environmentally friendly than regular wet cell batteries. However, despite the environmental advantages, Lithium-ion batteries are still capable of increased fire risk... Read more.
6 of the Best Scenic Canal Routes in the UK
Our landscapes are crisscrossed with almost 2,000 miles of canals, all asking to be explored, so the question that faces canal boat owners is which one will you pick? Click to read more
Boat Fires: know the risks and how to prevent the worst
Boat fires can have the ability to spiral out of control very quickly and could easily result in the destruction of the vessel. Even fires that could be considered small, can cause considerable smoke and heat damage to your boat. This blog aims to inform you of the causes for common boat fires and advice on how to prevent them.
Learning how to pack a narrowboat stern gland
As a narrowboater, there may come a time where your narrowboat takes on water, and in the event of this you may need to adjust the stern gland.
Narrowboat Batteries | Collidge & Partners
Narrowboat owners mostly use wet cell batteries on their boats, however as technology is improving they are now considering the others advantages of gel and AGM batteries.
Portable Generators for Narrowboat Owners
Explaining the potential dangers with using portable generators on Narrowboats.
Narrowboat Stoves - What you need to know
Many narrowboat and other rivercraft owners use solid fuel stoves to heat up their boat during the winter...
Top Tips on Canal Lock Safety
Sharing our top tips on how to safely navigate through the inland waterways locks.
Boat Breakdown Recovery
We offer boat breakdown cover to give boat owners real peace of mind when cruising on the inland waterways.
Preparing to Pass the Boat Safety Scheme
When purchasing a Narrowboat it is important to remember that you will require a Boat Safety Scheme certificate. Here are a few things you should keep in mind.
Top 5 Marinas to Visit on the Inland Waterways
Top 5 Marinas we think are worth a visit when planning your next trip on your narrowboat.
Checking and Maintaining the Weed Hatch on your Narrowboat
In this article, we share why it’s important to keep your weed hatch clear of debris on your narrowboat.
How to Lower your Narrowboat Running Costs
Sharing our top tips on how to lower your narrowboat running costs.
Finding the Perfect Narrowboat
If you’re a first-time narrowboat buyer then you should check out our useful thoughts and contacts to guide you through the buying process.
Narrowboat Maintenance Checks Before Cruising Again
Before your next trip, be sure to check there are no signs of water inside your boat and that your oil levels are correct.
Tips on de-winterising your boat
For those of you who have not yet had the chance to get out on your boat this year, we have put together a few tips on how to get your boat ready for the sunnier days.
Narrowboat Insurance Buyer's Guide
In our guide, we cover all the elements of our comprehensive narrowboat insurance, so you can be sure it is the right cover for you and your boat.
How to keep your narrowboat safe from theft
Want to find out how to keep your boat well protected against the risk of theft? In this article, we outline the best ways to prevent this.
Our Small Boat Insurance | Collidge & Partners
When you buy your first boat, all the considerations can be daunting but we're here to help with arranging the right insurance that meets your requirements. Take a look at our small boat insurance cover.
Frequently asked questions on the inland waterways
Are you a new narrowboat owner with unanswered questions on the inland waterways?
Boating Services on the Inland Waterways
If you're a narrowboat owner, check our list of services available to you on the inland waterways.
Learn how to handle a Narrowboat on the Inland Waterways
Top tips on how to handle a Narrowboat with access to courses to improve your knowledge. Our narrowboat insurance includes protection in the event of an accident.
General Boat Maintenance
Carrying out general boat maintenance is simple and could end up saving you a lot of money in the long run on potential call out charges. We've put together a list of useful equipment to keep on board and top tips on how to prevent a breakdown.
How narrow boaters are affected by COVID-19
Here at Collidge & Partners we wanted to provide our clients with an interpretation on how to implement the government’s guidance on COVID-19 and as a boater.
Looking to trade from your vessel?
There are a few considerations that you should bear in mind before starting to sell on the canal network.
Cruising on a Wide Beam on the Inland Waterways
Owning a wide beam can be tough when planning a trip as many inland waterways are not suitable for the size of these vessels.
Five things to do before setting off on your journey
Many boaters forget the importance of carrying out the relevant checks to prepare their boat before travelling on the inland waterways.
Attention all boaters – some insurers have removed “Salvage or Wreck Removal” cover!
Sinking is a major risk and can leave boat owners with a hefty bill, not only for the cost of damage to their boat, but also the costs of recovering it from the waterway.
Prepare your narrowboat for the cold weather
With the winter season just around the corner, you should start preparing your narrowboat for cold and sub-zero temperatures. Making all required arrangements for your narrowboat ahead of the winter season will avoid costly repair bills, unsafe trips and an uncomfortable stay.
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Collidge & Partners in a nutshell
For over 30 years, we have been looking after the insurance requirements of canal and rivercraft owners, delivering exceptional customer service and excellent value for money.