Narrow Boat Insurance

We insure all types of canal boats, such as narrowboats, motor cruisers, wide beams, barges and houseboats, in both the UK and Europe. We can also offer a combined insurance policy to cover your vessel and contents.

Third Party Liability insurance is a requirement for cruising throughout UK & European Inland Waterways. We can also offer cover for roaming traders, static hire and bareboat charter vessels. Our policy automatically includes as standard:

  • Personal Accident insurance
  • Up to £5m Third Party Liability
  • No excess for third party claims
  • Agreed Value cover

Residential boats

When living afloat, it’s not only important to protect your vessel but your contents too. Rest easy knowing that under our policy you will be covered for accommodation costs, in the event your boat becomes uninhabitable. Get peace of mind and make sure your home and contents are properly protected on the water. For an additional premium, you can protect your contents against accidental loss or damage and theft both on-board and away from the vessel.

You can get cover for:

  • Replacement lock and keys
  • Professional removal of liveaboard contents
  • Short term accommodation costs
  • Property away from the vessel
  • Business equipment/student contents

We can also offer a specialist Builders Risk Policy to cover you whilst your vessel is under construction, being modified, or under fit-out.

To insure your canal boat, narrowboat, barge, canal cruiser, motor cruiser, river cruiser, houseboat, or wide beam, request a quote here:

Discounts are available for Dutch Barge Association and Passenger Boat Association members.

Cover Options


Our fully comprehensive cover provides insurance for accidental losses and damage to your vessel. It also includes liability cover, which is essential for you to launch and moor your vessel in harbours and marinas around the UK and abroad.


This is the minimum level of cover required by marinas and harbours in order to be able to launch or moor your vessel. Third party cover will provide cover for accidental damage to other vessels only.

For a quote or advice call
01843 603345
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