Boat insurance cover for pets at sea

N&G is launching an insurance policy for pets at sea following the increase in the number of boaters taking their furry friends on board with them.Maritime insurance specialist Navigators & General’s (N&G) has introduced insurance cover for pets at sea.

The policy will be included as standard in N&G’s Yacht and Motorboat Protection and will cover pet owners with vessels of up to £1m in value and who cruise in a range of UK and European waters.

N&G will cover pet medical fees up to £500 under the Yacht and Motorboat Policy following an accident while on board, embarking and disembarking.

The introduction of the policy follows an increase in the number of boat owners taking their pets aboard with them.

According to N&G, the relaxation of requirements for microchipping and vaccination under the government’s Pet Travel Scheme, has also played a part in the increase in travelling pets.

Charles Knight, of N&G, added: “Even experienced sailors need to be careful when their beloved pet is on board. There are areas of a boat that are potentially unsafe to a pet, such as stepladders, and there are also trip hazards – and choppy waters bring their own extra risks.”

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