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Top five boat insurance claims revealed by Bishop Skinner Marine

Boat insurance specialist Bishop Skinner Marine’s (BSM) claims data reveal its top five claims in 2015, with collisions being the most frequent and highest valued cause for claims.  

Collisions accounted for almost a third of all claims received by BSM in 2015, almost three times the next most frequent claim type weather damage. Striking underwater objects was third followed by capsizing of boats and rig/mast damage.

Paul Birch, Managing Director of Bishop Skinner Marine commented: “Owning a boat can be a very fulfilling experience and we encourage people to get out on the water. There are however, some very useful things to bear in mind that can help prevent some common incidents and keep you safe whilst sailing. In over forty years of providing boat insurance we have gained the necessary experience to provide practical advice to prevent avoidable risk which can be found on our website (https://www.bishopskinner.com/blog/2016/top-five-boat-insurance-claims/#.V0cFWeIrKUk).”