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Towergate Mardon launches Insurance4dinghies

by Sarah Burdett, Towergate Mardon 17 Feb 2009 08:44 GMT

Giving customers more choice

Boat insurance specialist, Towergate Mardon this month launches , the UK’s first tiered dinghy insurance policy for Merlins, Lasers and other dinghies as well as catamarans. Dinghy and catamaran owners can now choose the most appropriate level of sailing dinghy insurance cover to suit their usage. With a choice of three levels tailored to reflect the activities undertaken (and the associated risks) from Towergate Mardon is the first dinghy insurance broker to listen to the needs of customers. Cruising sailors now no longer have to pay for the same level of protection as those racing at a national or international level. from Towergate Mardon, one of the UK’s leading marine insurance providers, represents a new breed of customer-led dinghy insurance. Policies can be purchased online from the newly designed, streamlined website With comprehensive or third party protection, 6 or 12 month policies, as well as Bronze, Silver or Gold cover depending on the level of usage; gives maximum flexibility.

The Gold policy also uniquely covers entry fee refunds when events are abandoned due to bad weather – an added bonus for dinghy racers and not available with any other dinghy insurer. Personal possessions cover of up to £350 is also included for all policies, along with new for old sails and masts, transit, third party liability and personal injury. With policy rates from as little as £21, and discounts for class association or sailing club members, is an attractive and competitively priced solution.

Towergate Mardon Sales Director (and experienced dinghy racer) John Tuckwell says “Recreational sailors have long been frustrated at paying the same premiums as those who regularly compete. In other insurance markets, premiums reflect the activities you actually take part in. We decided it was time dinghy insurance followed suit.” from Towergate Mardon offers instant over-the-phone decisions regarding claims, as well as access to an established network of nationwide approved repairers. Tuckwell adds “we’ve even made it possible to amend personal details via our website. Customers can now update their address or boat details quickly making it even easier to do business with us!”

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