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:
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 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.
Service Update - Phone Lines
Our phone lines are back up and running.
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.
Pubs Re-opening on the Canal Towpaths
Pubs and restaurants are starting to re-open on the canals with certain guidelines in place.
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 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.
Getting ready to be out on the water again
Check out Canals Onine's top tips on how to get your boat prepared for your next trip out on the water after lockdown.
Marinas and boatyards re-open after lockdown
Marinas and boatyard will begin to re-open to boat owners who haven't been able to visit their vessels due to lockdown.
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
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.
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.