Comprehensive boat insurance at competitive prices

with over 195 years experience in marine insurance you can be confident you are dealing with the experts

Our comprehensive boat insurance policies offer you...

  • No Excess For Third Party Claims
  • Agreed Value
  • 0% Finance
  • Protected no claims bonus
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Single handed sailing
  • Legal protection cover
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Marina features included as standard if vessel is kept in a marina
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • No Excess for Third Party Claims
  • Agreed Value
  • 0% Finance
  • Protected no claims bonus
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Legal protection cover
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Marina features included as standard if vessel is kept in a marina
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • Contents Cover
  • 0% Finance
  • RCR Cover
  • Automatic liveaboard cover
  • Agreed value
  • Protected no claims bonus
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Legal protection cover
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • 24 hour emergency claim helpline
  • Simple claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Marina features included as standard if vessel is kept in a marina
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • Protected No Claims Bonus
  • Machinery Damage Cover
  • Road Transit Cover
  • 0% Finance available
  • Agreed value policy
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Legal protection cover
  • No excess for claims where a third party is found liable
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Marina features included as standard if vessel is kept in a marina
  • 24 hour access to all of your policies via your online account
  • Protected No Claims Bonus
  • Machinery Damage Cover
  • Road Transit Cover
  • 0% finance available
  • Agreed value policy
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Legal protection cover
  • No excess for claims where a third party is found liable
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Personal accident cover
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Marina features included as standard if vessel is kept in a marina
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • Automatic racing cover and refund of entry fees
  • Personal belongings cover up to £350
  • New for old on all items in the event of a claim
  • Agreed value policy
  • No age limit of user or craft
  • Medical expenses cover
  • Transit and trailer cover
  • 24 hour emergency helpline
  • Legal protection cover
  • No excess on third party claims
  • Personal accident cover
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • Inland coastal waters of EEA countries for up to 30 days per year
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • 5% discount available for tracker system and data tags
  • Water skis and water toys liability available
  • Transit and trailer cover
  • Fully comprehensive policy
  • Cover included for unnamed experienced drivers
  • Cover for accompanied drivers 14+
  • Inland coastal waters of EEA countries for up to 30 days per year
  • Savings for summer only use
  • No excess for claims where a third party is found liable
  • Third party liability £3,000,000
  • Legal protection cover (optional)
  • Cover for experienced drivers 16+
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Excellent financial security
  • Friendly personal service
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
  • 0% Finance
  • Discount for RYA PWC Qualification
  • Theft Cover
  • 30 Days Free European Use
  • Recreational Racing Cover
  • No age limit on user of craft
  • Multiple small crafts can be covered in one policy
  • Third party liability £5,000,000
  • Transit and trailer cover
  • 24 hour emergency claims helpline
  • Simple online claims procedure
  • Rapid claims settlement
  • Friendly personal service
  • Excellent financial security
  • Exclusive discounts via MyBoat
  • 24 hour online access to all of your policies and documentation
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Partnering with the RNLI

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What GJW Direct customers think

George

1st impressions of dealing with GJW and taking out the cover on our V45 10/10. Debbie extremely helpful. Thank you for your perseverance in getting the right cover in place for us.

Al

Unfortunately in the last 10 months I have had to make 2 insurance claims - GJW on both occasions have been absolutely fantastic . I would strongly recommend this company - truly outstanding - great service and very easy to deal with - Thanks

Alison

Sarah was exceptionally helpful in arranging my boat insurance and ensured by the end of the call that I was informed, knowledgeable and pleased that I had secured the best possible cover for my needs. Thank you!

Ian

GJW have been my chosen insurance provider for 26 years and we have now insured our 8th boat with them, a Riva. They have always exceeded our expectations.

Charles

A company with a good reputation in the industry. They provided a competitive premium quote which was agreed without difficulty. A first rate service from Debbie. We have had no claims on our policies since 1995 - long may it continue!

Ann

Excellent service to sort out new insurance for us. Good price, swift responses and easy signing up. They included our pontoon easily when others would not.

Frank

Remarkably helpful and knowledgeable staff who answer the phone readily. I have talked to them on a number of occasions as I plan my boat insurance needs. In general they seem to be mature, experienced people who understand their business and their industry and are happy to answer questions and explain how things work.

Susan

Great company, policies tailor made for liveaboards with inclusive cover for realistic amount of contents at a very competitive price. Nice people giving a personal service....what's not to like?

Ken

We've just renewed our widebeam insurance for this coming year and received an excellent service from GJW. Really good premium and only a very small increase. Superb!

Ben

Debbie at GJW was very helpful in arranging the insurance for my boat....my narrowboat is over 30 years old and I expected the process to be problematic....it was a relief to be able to get such comprehensive cover so easily and quickly. THANK YOU, Debbie 🙂

Roger

I have just renewed my Barge Insurance with GJW and I am very satisfied with the service. Their price was very competitive and I was pleased that my premium has not gone up this year.

Lizz

Excellent, friendly service with competitive prices and always quick and factual responses to communications and questions - very highly recommended!

John

Fabulous service from GJW Direct recently. I managed to 'banana' my Supernova mast whilst racing - a tricky downwind leg in a strong and gusty breeze and a nasty capsize at speed. Submitted my claim on Monday; claims team emailed me on Tuesday; new mast arrived on Wednesday. All this meant that I didn't miss coaching on the very next Saturday or Club racing on the Sunday = very happy customer!

Dave

I've insured with GJW for a few years having found their pricing competitive. But you never really know about an insurer until you make a claim. Well last month I had to claim for a snapped dinghy centreboard. I found them efficient and really easy to deal with, my claim was settled for exactly the amount I was expecting. After that experience I'll definitely stay with them and won't hesitate to recommend GJW to others. Stay safe people.

Robert

I have used GJW dinghy insurance for several years. The premiums are competitive for very comprehensive cover. When I recently had to make a claim, the service and response by Ashley was rapid, polite, and faultless. Whilst I continue to need dinghy insurance I will continue to use GJW Direct - hopefully without having to claim again.