Travel Insurance - Whitsunday Escape™
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Travel Insurance

All charter fees are due and non-refundable 60 days prior to your charter commencement.

We recommend Topsail Insurance for the main charterer as it includes cyclone cover and has the optional cover to protect the security bond:

TRAVEL INSURANCE QUOTE

Security Bond

As a condition of the boat owners insurance, we require a security bond to be lodged. This is processed as a pre-authorisation on a credit card. The pre-authorisation freezes the availability on your credit card and no money is withdrawn from your account, however you do need to have this sum available in your account for the pre-authorisation to be possible. If the boat is damaged we will then withdraw the money from your account. The most you are liable for is $3000.

Please note that the security bond is a condition of your charter and is not a type of travel insurance.

Travel Insurance for Main Charterer - Australian Residents

The Yachtsman’s Travel insurance policy through Topsail Insurance is the recommended insurance policy for the main charterer*.

This policy covers:
– charter fees
– domestic flights
– inclement weather
– optional cover to protect the security bond
– …and more

*Main Charterer refers to the lead person who has booked the bareboat holiday.

Please note – the security bond cover is an optional cover and is called the ‘Excess Waiver Protection’ when selecting a quote.

GET A QUOTE – MAIN CHARTERER

PRODUCT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Travel Insurance for Crew - Australian Residents

The Australian Comprehensive Travel insurance policy through NIB is the preferred insurance policy for the crew on a bareboat holiday in the Whitsundays.

This policy covers:
– charter fees
– domestic flights
– inclement weather… and more

Please note – this policy does not protect the security bond and is therefore only recommended for the crew and the main charterer should take the Topsail Insurance policy.

GET A QUOTE – CREW

PRODUCT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Bareboat Hirer's Liability Insurance

This additional policy is designed to be taken out in addition to the standard coverage above as it covers an entirely different range of things. It is designed to protect you from claims made against you or members of your charter party for:

  • Property Loss
  • Accidental Death and Bodily Injury

caused by (or as a result of) your negligence.

Note: the boat’s standard insurance policy will not automatically apply if a claim is made against you for negligence.

For this policy to apply to you, the hired boat or the tender must be involved in the loss.

GET A QUOTE – PUBLIC LIABILITY

Weather Concerns and Insurance

If you have any concerns about the weather and your insurance, please read the information on the following page. We’ve answered the most common questions about how it all works and what you can or can’t claim.

Weather Concerns & Insurance