Originally Posted by Valiente
This sounds reasonable to me, particularly with the skipper being insured (which if your boat is smashed by some idiot on a jet ski, will expedite matters with the insurance people, as you took all due care, etc. by hiring a pro skipper in the first place!).
If it's too expensive for some, the alternative is to take a week off. If you can't do that, you probably earn more than a delivery skipper in the first place, so....
Actually, of a few skippers I spoke to, none had their own insurance and all wanted me not only to provide mine for the boat (which is fine, I have that) but also add them to my policy to provide liability coverage to them (and that's something I am not sure I can or want to do).
Can't take a week off. I don't make more than those guys charge me, but if I take a week off at that time - I will have to look for a new job when I come back.