Boat Insurance Glossary

Welcome to our Boat Insurance glossary, select a letter to navigate to our list of available definitions;

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Held Covered

  • Held covered is an initial acceptance of risk which is yet to be formally commenced. Coverage is very often based upon certain operating conditions which are documented by the insurer.

Trysail

  • A trysail is used in strong, testing weather conditions instead of a mainsail to help prevent damage to the mainsail. It is merely a very small version of the main sail. It can also be used by learners during training.

Hank

  • A ring or snap, made of steel or strong plastic that is attached to the luff of a jib/ sail (e.g. gaff or stay sail) which attaches to the fore stay.

Cleat

  • A wooden, nylon or metal fitting use to secure a line.

Nautical Chart

  • Simply one of the most fundamental tools available to those navigating the high seas. These charts highlight shorelines as well as flagging water depths and highlighting known dangers.

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Please note: All boat insurance glossary terms are provided with best intentions only. All terms are subject to correction or amendment at any time and are also always superseded/ secondary to any definitions provided in current marine insurance policy documentation.

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