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Catamaran Sailing Travel Insurance

If you are planning a holiday and you will be Catamaran Sailing, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your leave your home. To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk Summary of…

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If you are planning a holiday and you will be Catamaran Sailing, then you will need to have a Travel Insurance policy in place before your leave your home.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Missed Connection Cover* £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Terrorism Cover Extension* £2,000 £2,000 £2,000
Standard Excess** £100 £50 £35

*AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL PREMIUM: This extra cover is only available by contacting us and we can add this to your policy. 

**The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions of this policy offered by JS Travel Insurance.

This Travel Insurance policy for Catamaran Sailing is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Travel Insurance Extras

Single Trip

Extension Benefit Europe (per person) Worldwide (per person)
Excess Waiver £5.00 £5.00
Terrorism Cover £7.00 £13.00
Missed Connection £5.00 £5.00

Annual Multi Trip

Extension Benefit Europe (per person) Worldwide (per person)
Excess Waiver £36.00 £36.00
Terrorism Cover £16.00 £24.00
Missed Connection £10.00 £10.00

Excess Waiver

By purchasing the excess waiver option, the excess on the policy is reduced to £0 and you would therefore not be responsible for making a payment toward a claim.

Missed Connection Cover

This extension provides additional travel insurance cover in the event you miss a connecting flight, ferry, cruise ship, train or motor vehicle as a result of a delay to your initial outbound transport.

Terrorism Cover Extension

This extension provides additional insurance cover to enable you to cancel or cut short your trip if a terrorist act occurs within a 40 miles radius of your pre booked accommodation and you no longer wish to travel.


Another major difference between regular Boats and Catamarans is that the former have a ballasted keel that keeps them stable while the latter get their stability from their width.

Catamarans with their two hulls don't have any ballast and are therefore much lighter than your typical Boat. The two hulls of the Catamaran are also much narrower than the heavy broad hull of other Boats. All these factors make that Catamarans are generally much faster than regular Boats.

A Catamaran, for example, will not lean over the way that a Sailboat would, which causes its sail to spill less wind, thus making it more efficient.

The fact that it doesn't lean as much makes the ride more comfortable for the passengers as well, a main reason why larger motorised Catamarans are often used as passenger and / or car ferries.

The two hulls are joined by at least a frame, this is the most basic type but generally by a platform on which people can stand.

Some types of Catamaran even have accommodation and common spaces on the bridge that connects the two hulls.

There are several different types of Catamaran. The bigger Catamarans are used as passenger boats and ferries, and sometimes even for military purposes.

These types of Catamarans are always powered by a motor. A completely other type of Catamaran are the new and modern Mega Catamarans.

These are essentially huge Catamaran yachts, enormous luxury boats that can occasionally be spotted in the French Riviera and along the coast in Florida.

On the other side of the Catamaran spectrum are the recreational Catamarans. These are small sailing Catamarans without motors, popular things to use for water sports.

The history of Catamarans goes back thousands of years. Greek engineers are known to have developed a Catamaran like Boat in the 3rd century BC.

Those Boats were used to transport large building materials and obelisks. It is also said that the Greeks had two so called super galleys, boats so big that it must have been two boats joined together, a Catamaran, in other words.

Catamarans have also been a common means of transportation in Polynesia, where they consisted of a larger and heavier hull in which people sat joined to a smaller stabilising hull.

The very word 'Catamaran' is derived from the Tamil word 'Kattumaram', which means tied wood in the most literal sense.

There are many Annual Catamaran Sailing races all over the world, the most well known of which are the America's Cup and the International C-Class Catamaran Championship.

The most popular places to do it, though, are off the southeast coast of the USA, in the Mediterranean Sea and in the South Pacific.

Sports Equipment Insurance for Sailing

As a Sailing enthusiast knows, equipment for Catamaran Sailing is often extremely expensive and is put through a great deal of stress and strain. Any damage to your Sailing equipment could end up being very costly and time consuming for you to replace.

We have partnered with a HB Insurance who can provide cover for your Sailing Equipment, in transit, storage and whilst being used.


To discuss your requirements and to get a quote, please contact them on 0345 450 8547 or by email: sales@harrison-beaumont.com

Please use the Reference: JS Travel Insurance

Pre Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Catamaran Sailing whilst travelling abroad, we are able to provide you with a policy.

When prompted you should select Hazardous Activity Pack A


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

Yachting World

Complete Guide to Catamaran Sailing

JS Travel Insurance Blog

How to Avoid Sailing Deck Injuries