THE YACHTLINER June 2016
Yachtline's newsletter for clients
We're not quite at the summer holiday season yet in the UK, but coming close. We wish you all a very happy sailing season with waters, weather, excitements and boats all in that Goldilocks state where everything is 'just right'.
Allianz renews backing for the 10th year running
The Yachtline team is happy to announce that Allianz has renewed its support for Yachtline for another year. This follows an Allianz audit of Yachtline's underwriting and claims handling process and performance which we passed with no issues raised by the audit team. Allianz sees Yachtline as a preferred partner and has asked us to increase the number of risks covered.
Rigging (and chain plate) inspection
Owners are fully aware that sailing boat rigging needs to be checked regularly, but it is often not easy to see the chain plates if they are hidden by the deck and/or interior cabinetry. Usually chain plates are made of stainless steel and therefore susceptible to corrosion or stress fractures. Even if there are no cracks above deck level, it is worth taking a closer look, to be sure.
Claims Corner - Sand damage to glass
We had a first recently when a boat owner found he had to replace glass in his boat after a storm. Yes, storms break glass, I hear you say, hardly newsworthy! But in fact these windows were not broken. The problem was that severe storms this last winter had caused so much sand scour on the surface of the glass that it was impossible to see through it. You may want to consider covering up windows or use storm boards when your boat is laid up to help avoid the problem.
The Yachtline Team
Mariners Wharf, 8 Holyrood St, London SE1 2EL, UK
+44 (0)20 7403 3884