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Boat Insurance & Summer Stowage in Caribbean
Hi - I just brought my 1995 Pacific Seacraft 37 from Boston to Antigua. I am an experienced blue water sailor and have made the voyage before. I am also a licensed master. I could not get adequate insurance on the boat - wind damage exclusions were the biggest hurdle. TL Dallas excluded everything it seemed. The Jackline brokerage that does so much advertising was not very helpful either - they did not listen to my requests and did not put any effort into working with me. I decided to go without insurance for the voyage. Now that the boat is in the islands and will be empty for some of the time, I want to find decent insurance. I would like to leave it on the hard this summer in the islands. Right now it is at Jolly Harbor, but will be at Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, for most of the winter. Two questions:
1) Insurance suggestions that include wind damage? Any companies to avoid?
2) Boat Yards to recommend in the Caribbean?