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We received this press release from Craftinsure, one of the advertisers in our magazine and website. Is this a new way of arranging your boat insurance?

Boat Insurance sails into the 21st Century

 Craftinsure.com, which has been setting the pace since becoming the first online boat insurer back in 2000, has turned the old fashioned world of boat insurance on its head again. The first boat insurance App that has full functionality, allowing you to manage your boat insurance, at your convenience, on your phone, is now available.

 We can use our phones to bank, to call a cab and to check the weather, so surely you should be able to sort your boat insurance out on your mobile?

 Craftinsure has not made the boring world of boat insurance really interesting, but we believe we have made it really easy.

 As you would expect, the App will notify you of forthcoming renewal and you can change your premium payment method on the App.

 You can also make a claim direct from the App on your phone and check progress through the App. The repairers you may need to get back on the water are all on the App and are listed nearest to where you are.

 You can take pictures of your boat along with expensive bits of kit and store them in the App, so if the worst happens, the claim is made easy.

You will be able to geolocate your boat on the App and so it will alert you when a major storm is on the way, but it will only give you the ‘heads up’ if the storm is likely to hit you.

To download the App simply open https://www.craftinsure.com/app on your phone


We received this press release from the Merchant Navy Association which may be of interest to our members.

Commodore: Clive Edwards, 19 Horsford Street, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UH

Tel 01305 781725, email commodore@seafarersafloat.uk

Merchant Navy Association (MNA) Boat Club  become RNLI Ambassadors to promote the RNLI’s Respect the Water Campaign on the UK’s inland waterways

On behalf of the MNA Boat Club I’m delighted to announce the publication of the attached leaflet outlining the partnership  between the MNA Boat Club and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).to promote the RNLI’s “Respect the Water” campaign to reduce the number of drownings around the coast and especially on our inland waterways. 

  I am delighted that the hugely respected RNLI has recognised the experience, skill and knowledge of MNA members by choosing to work with the MNA Boat Club.  The RNLI has now extended the opportunity to all members of the MNA with an invitation for them to play a part as “Ambassadors”  in promoting the RNLI’s “Respect the Water” campaign aimed at significantly reducing the 150 plus fatalities each year as a result of drowning.

“I am delighted to be working alongside the MNA with this initiative. We have a variety of ways of promoting our safety messages, but nothing beats a face to face conversation with a knowledgeable person. MNA members acting as RNLI Volunteer Ambassadors will be able to pass on their experience and knowledge to others in order to save more lives around our coasts and waterways.” Steve Instance, RNLI Community Safety Partner.

For further information please contact:

Seafarers Afloat: The Merchant Navy Association Boat Club - Supporting the RNLI 'Respect the Water Campaign'  
Seafarers Afloat website

Katie Beney, RNLI National Community Safety Partner,
Email Katie_beney@rnli.org.uk

Clive Edwards, MNA Boat Club Commodore 
Email clivecgedwards@gmail.com