Bareboat Charter Insurance | Whitsunday Rent a Yacht

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Everyone wants their charter boat holiday to go ahead as planned, but occasionally the unexpected happens. That's why we recommend our guests take out travel insurance.

There are two insurance options to consider when planning a bareboat charter in the Whitsundays, travel insurance and liability insurance.

Travel Insurance

We strongly suggest our guests take out travel insurance. This is in relation to your personal travel insurance, not your vessel insurance.

A small insurance investment when you book your sailing holiday ensures you’re protected should your plans be interrupted by illness (excluding Covid), a family emergency, lost luggage or other unforeseen circumstances.

We encourage guests to purchase travel insurance from their preferred provider.  While we cannot provide specific advice on insurance matters, you may like to contact our office for up to date information on travel insurance providers in Australia.

Please note that recently there have been changes to Australian travel insurance providers covering severe weather events.

Recall due to Severe Weather

If we had to recall boats because the weather was considered to be a threat to our customers' safety, we are not legally liable for any lost time, expenses or hire fees. This policy applies to all bareboat operators in the Whitsundays.

Taking our severe weather policy into account, Whitsunday Rent a Yacht will do everything we can to reasonably accommodate our guests in the unlikely occurrence of an extreme weather event. Feel free to contact our sales team to discuss.

Bareboat Hirers Liability Insurance

Additionally,  you may wish to consider taking out the bareboat hirers' liability policy through Oceanic Marine Risks.

Under the Financial Services Reform Act, we can not legally advise you on insurance matters. However, the staff at Oceanic Marine Risks are happy to help you with your questions.
Phone: (07) 4946 7555

For international travellers please refer to your preferred travel insurance provider before travel.


A rope winch on the deck of a Whitsunday Rent A Yacht charter yacht with a person standing by the mast in the background

The right insurance for your charter will give your peace of mind and make your holiday smooth sailing all the way.