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31

Oct
2016

Marine Insurance Profesionals.

Are you a Claims Handler? Are you an Underwriter? Are you a Manager of the above?   We very much hope that you have read our previous posts, which gives evidence to the fact, that we have quite an understanding of the repair, refit and building of a boat. We also intended our posts to demonstrate that we have a deep understanding of the claims…

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6

Oct
2016

Following an accident

Causation, repair requirements, costings, project management.   So, you have been unfortunate enough to have an incident, be it your fault, the fault of another or extreme weather. Your next move is the most important, let your insurers know as soon as you can, they are more used to, and more qualified to deal with what is to happen next.   The Cause The cause,…

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20

Sep
2016

Refitting A Yacht

Refitting Your Yacht   Refitting of a yacht is a requirement from time to time. It is like the refurbishment of our houses or our cherished cars, a necessary requirement that can be quite a stressful experience or one of great enjoyment and a sense of achievement.   We have, over the years, been involved in many refits and have experienced what we would consider…

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11

Sep
2016

Building a Boat

Building a boat?   You lucky thing!!!   So, you are going to buy a new boat and it is one of the slightly or totally bespoke options available. The question is – do you have a Project Manager/Surveyor to oversee this or not? Unless of course, you are from a marine background and have all the relevant experience to undertake this without it taking…

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1

Sep
2016

Conditional survey of yacht for insurance purposes.

Conditional survey of yacht for insurance purposes. So, your insurer has made contact with you and requested that your vessel is subjected to a conditional survey; “Aaargh”, I hear you cry, more expense. Well, is that actually the case? We carry out many of these surveys, and you would be quite surprised to see some of the results.  Recently, whilst doing a conditional survey, I…

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23

Aug
2016

Choosing a Marine Surveyor

Choosing a Marine Surveyor   If you are looking to own a boat, it is almost written in stone that you will at some point require the services of a marine surveyor.   Buying a boat. Pre Purchase Survey   Insuring a boat. Conditional survey for the insurers to base their decisions upon   Building a boat. Project management, contract negotiations, quality control   Refit…

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22

Jun
2016

Marine Surveying Network

Our UK Network of experienced marine surveyors is now complete. We will have a marine surveyor close to your location. Our surveys are without doubt some of the most comprehensive in the industry. Pre Purchase Survey of Yachts Conditional marine survey for marine insurance Damage survey of yachts Pre refit survey of yachts Project management of yacht repair Project management of yacht refit Project management…

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3

May
2016

Consistency !

Yachtwork: Consistency !   Our surveyors are thoroughly vetted and trained to ensure their compliance with Yachtwork’s high standards.   Associate surveyors go through an induction process that begins with a telephone interview to assess their experience, qualifications, and telephone manner – client satisfaction is our priority! We follow-up where necessary and study evidence in the form of their previous work.   Our surveyors then…

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29

Apr
2016

Yacht Insurance Claim Process Explained!

You’ve damaged your yacht! Thankfully you’ve got suitable yacht insurance and you’re finally going to need to use it to rectify the damage to your vessel. Yachtwork is going to take you through the insurance claims process for your yacht and we’ll highlight where we, the yacht surveyors, come into the equation! An important note before we continue: if you have suffered water ingress you...

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26

Apr
2016

Industry-Leading Survey Reporting

Yachtwork has its own approach to survey reporting on yacht insurance claims. We are regularly instructed by insurers and claims handlers to inspect yachts after incidents, where our role is providing an assessment of damage, insight into cause and responsibility and recommended actions to rectify. Whilst many insurers and claims handlers are required to become experts in the structural anatomy of a wide variety of...

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