So, you have found the ideal boat and shaken hands on the deal, in six weeks time you will be off on your dream trip around the UK Canals. There are a million things you need to think about but let me suggest you ought to make sure if nothing else your trip is legal and covered by insurance.
If you hand over, say £850 per month and set off on your six month trip you are NOT insured, unless, and this is unlikely, the boat has a commercial policy on it already. You are contravening the licence on the boat and the insurance (but ask to check the policy....you never know....)
So what do you do? Well one insurance company has a special policy to cover this type of arrangement. How it is done is simplicity itself and costs very little.
boatrent will now advise you just how this can be arranged legally. There is as far as we are aware only ONE insurance company that covers this arrangement.
This information is offered in good faith and we cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. You should get all paperwork checked over by a solicitor familiar with marine insurance to be on the safe side.
How to get covered