Canoe insurance

Covering you and your canoe – for pleasure, in races, on open water and through white waters

When it comes to your canoe or kayak insurance, we know that you need cover for all types of use.  So we've created a range of policy options that insure you for canoeing in all recreational situations - including racing and open water use, as well as white water*

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BEAT YOUR RENEWAL BY 5%

Call us today and we will beat your renewal price by 5%.

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**Offer available to new customers only. Not in conjunction with any other offer. 5% off the total renewal price, including fees & charges if applicable, from your current insurance provider, applies to like-for-like cover. Excludes craft over £500,000 in value. Offer not available online or in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to: Minimum price of £100, sight of renewal notice within 14 days of inception and underwriting acceptance of Towergate scheme. Offer expires: 31/12/2014 but can be withdrawn at any time. Calls may be recorded.

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Features

Canoe insurance features

Enjoy your time on the water and let the team at Towergate take care of your insurance

  • Cover for you, your canoe or kayak, your paddle, helmet, spraydeck and buoyancy aids

  • Races, open water and white water defined as grade III or above by the British Canoe Union*

  • £3 million third-party liability

  • Cover whilst in transit

  • Up to 30 days' European cover

  • Range of policy excesses

  • Designed to cover a wide range of recreational canoeing and kayaking

* Defined by the British Canoe Union as Grade III or above

Prefer to spread the cost of your policy?

Paying by direct debit is an affordable and convenient way to pay for your policy. Through our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited (PCL)*, you have the option of setting up a Direct Debit to pay your premium in equal monthly instalments.

To find out more about PCL and direct debit payments, select Direct Debit.

*To understand more about how PCL work together with Towergate, please read our Regulatory Information.

Exclusions

Canoe insurance exclusions

  • The first £50-£100 of every claim - the excess depends on level of cover

  • Wear and tear

  • Corrosion

  • Loss of value because of age and use

  • Loss of value to your canoe after it has been repaired

  • Scratching, denting or bruising while your canoe is being transported

Please find below the list of countries which are defined as 'Europe':

  • Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eire, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (excluding Azores), Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including coastal waters of Canaries, Madeira, and the Balearics), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City

These are just some of the key exclusions/limitations, full details will be found in policy wordings.

FAQs

Canoe insurance FAQs

  • Is my canoe covered whilst in transit?

  • Yes, your canoe is covered should it be damaged whilst in transit. The canoe should be securely fastened to a trailer or roof rack.

  • Is my canoe covered for racing?

  • Yes, your canoe is covered for racing as well as the liability cover in the unfortunate event that you hit someone else.

  • Can I take my canoe abroad?

  • Yes, the policy provides 30 days European cover.

  • Is my canoe covered at the club?

  • Provided that it is stored in a secure compound and the trailer has either a wheel clamp or ball hitch to it.

  • Can I leave my canoe unattended at any time?

  • No. You must take reasonable precautions to prevent theft and it should be kept in a securely locked building when not in use.

  • Where can I find more information about monthly Direct Debit?

  • If you want to know more about our monthly payment option, please read our dedicated page on Direct Debit.

Claims

Canoe insurance claims promise

Our claims team

Our team aren't just marine claims specialists, they're also been trained by the RYA so they're able to understand the precise details of your claim.

Winners of the 2011 UK Broker award for claims, and shortlisted in 2012, they're available Monday to Friday, 8am to 5:15pm.

Your canoe insurance claim

Simply call or email the team using the number in your policy documents and they'll talk through the details of your claim and next steps, guiding you through the process to settlement.

There are no claim forms to fill in, only a Statement of Fact form which is completed by your claim handler over the phone at the time of the notification of the claim. You'll then receive a completed form for your records via email.

Backed by our research that over 91% of people responding to a questionnaire about their claims experience are happy with our service, we're justly proud of our claims assistance.

In line with our service pledge, we will act within 24 hours of being notified of your claim and within five days if you provide us with new information on an existing claim.

Most importantly, when your claim is settled we will ensure speedy payment by BACS straight in to your bank account or by CHAPS to the supplier.

Documents

Canoe insurance policy documents

Policy documents

Policy Summary [pdf, 284 KB] Policy Wording [pdf, 186 KB] Terms of Business [pdf, 722 KB]
Reviews

Product Reviews

93% of customers liked our products (1082 reviews)

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment

Unoccupied Insurance (New Policy Holder)

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Employee very knowledgable with product and helped me understand everything in lay mans terms. Thank you.

Static Caravan Insurance (Renewal)

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I am afraid that Towergate, through their appointed loss adjusters, consistently refused a claim for over 2400 pounds of wáter damage to the static caused by wáter increase through corner seals. Subsequently the Financial Ombudsman ruled in our favour and the claim was paid with an 8% penalty against the insurers. This saga caused unnecessary delay and worry during a time when it was obvious to us that there was a liability to pay for the internal damage though not the resealing of the corner joints.
We have continued with this company and hope that there will be no repeat of this level of service should another claim arise.

Static Caravan Insurance (Renewal)

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Excellent service answered all my querries, no problems.

RIB Insurance (Renewal)

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Fast answering of the phone, friendly and very knowledgable staff who are willing to share their experiences and expertise. A pleasure to deal with this company.

Specialist Insurance (New Policy Holder)

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Lorraine Francis was very thorough, had a great telephone manner and I really felt as though she understood what we needed. She took time to call back at an agreed time the next day and made the whole process much more personal than most. I would definitely refer any friends and family to Towergate and specifically Lorraine.

Static Caravan Insurance (Renewal)

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Very good service and prompt answer to telephone!

Specialist Insurance (New Policy Holder)

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We wanted holiday home insurance and Towergate offered a policy that did not cover many contents if unoccupied for a period. Holiday home insurance should cover unoccupied periods. We were also overcharged as the policy amount, VAT and Towergate fee added up to less than the amount taken by Towergate. When we asked for the policy to be cancelled as it was not suitable for holiday home purposes Towergate did not do this and we had to call again to ask for cancellation. In the end we received a full refund but overall the experience was not good.

Dinghy Insurance (Renewal)

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Very happy

I have three boats insured on two policies - I wonder whether it would be to our mutual advantage if they were all on one policy

Unoccupied Insurance (New Policy Holder)

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All questions answered to my satisfaction and in the circumstances, renewed the policy

Household Insurance (New Policy Holder)

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Simon Sorrentino was excellent on the phone, explaining things and answering questions, without being all jargon-y or pushy. He was very pleasant and made the process of switching my insurance to meet our new needs (as foster parents) a pleasant and easy one.


On 16-Sep-2014 the customer changed their rating and added:
It is very useful to be able to have specific insurance needs met now that we are fostering.

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