Nautical Insurance was established in 1988 when Lombard Insurance – a leading trailer boat insurer – merged their operations to streamline New Zealand boating insurance.
The Nautical concept was to provide boat owners with value for money – wide cover, competitive premiums, and prompt claim response times.
Rather than one boat owner dealing with an insurance company and trying to talk boat insurance, we have already done that.
Nautical, who is now the largest arranger of boat insurance in New Zealand, has a large customer base mainly in the South Island and Wellington area. This sizeable client base enabled Nautical to enter a long-standing marketing arrangement with Royal and Sun Alliance (now Vero Insurance), obtaining very favourable premiums and wide policy coverage. When a claim occurs, we work at the sharp end to arrange salvage and recovery, organise assessors and provide immediate advice on where to go and what to do.
All Nautical policies have wide assistance, salvage, recovery and loss-reduction covers which enable you to immediately get your damaged boat to a repairer or place of safety. All reasonable costs are covered by the policy.
As well as being a call centre, Nautical also operates through the majority of boat dealers in the South Island. It has the ability to sell insurance at point-of-sale and to also act urgently at the time of an accident to organise initial repairs and get things underway.
Nautical has over 40 repair centres around the South Island and is authorised to salvage and recover any damaged vessel, minimise any loss, and start immediate preliminary repairs. Claims are handled from Christchurch.
Nautical Insurance operates from 62 Riccarton Road in Christchurch.