Docked boats

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At Bishop Skinner Marine we have been insuring pleasure craft for over 40 years. Whether you take to the water on a luxury yacht or a paddleboard, we can help ensure you have the insurance you need in place.

To protect your dinghy, paddleboard or windsurf get a quote and buy online below. You can also purchase third party liability, which not only can help protect against claims for injury or damage, but is an essential requirement to use your boat on inland waterways or keep it in a marina.

For sailors and yachtsmen our marine travel insurance policy can save you time and hassle, get an instant quote below for a single or annual multi-trip policy.

Yacht insurance

When you own a yacht, having the most appropriate cover from the right insurer on board is key. Our yacht insurance solutions provide high levels of cover and represent great value for money.
Motorboats and yachts in marina

Motorboat insurance

We understand that your motorboat was carefully chosen to reflect your lifestyle. That’s why our motorboat insurance team will take the time to really understand your requirements and the risks you face in order to deliver the right level of cover at the right price.
Sailing boats during a race on the ocean

Sailing boat insurance

We don’t want the challenge of finding the right levels of insurance cover to overshadow your joy of sailing. Our expert team will work closely with you to understand how you sail, and where, to deliver a carefully designed solution.

Dinghy insurance

Having the right level of dinghy insurance cover is crucial to enjoying your time on the water with confidence. That’s why we created our dinghy insurance specifically for the needs of dinghy owners.

Paddle board insurance

Insurance for stand up paddle boards that provides specialist cover for your equipment and liability. Buy your paddle board insurance online and benefit from our reduced administration of £5, which is usually £25.

Third party liability

Having third party boat insurance can be a requirement to use your boat on inland waterways, to launch your boat, or to keep it in a marina. We’ve created our third party boat insurance with these requirements in mind to offer a low cost insurance option for our clients. Buy your third party liability insurance online and benefit from our reduced administration of £5, which is usually £25.

Windsurf insurance

Your windsurfing insurance may need to cover more than one board. To make life easier for you, we approach things differently. We’ll establish a base premium using the current market value of your best board, rig and sail, and then charge a flat rate for each of the others you own regardless of their values. Buy your windsurf insurance online and benefit from our reduced administration of £5, which is usually £25.


If you’re planning a sailing trip abroad, our annual multi-trip yachtsman travel insurance can save you time and hassle. We can offer instant quotes online, with single trip and liveaboard policies also available.

We can also arrange single trip travel insurance policies as well as medical and repatriation only cover for people who need to spend longer periods away in one or more trips, such as round the world sailors.