Topsail Insurance has added a new insurance policy for UK and European boat owners.
The new Airbnb Host Boat Insurance policy will provide cover for all boat owners who would like to use their motor boat, sailing yacht or inland craft for Airbnb accommodation guests. Airbnb enables people to lease or rent short-term lodgings
Topsail recognised that there was a gap between what Airbnb offer in their Host Guarantee and a boat owner’s personal boat insurance, identifying that most recreational boat insurance excludes claims when renting the vessel to a paying guest.
Topsail MD, Rob Stevens said: “Several hundred boats are available in the UK to book to stay on through the online marketplace and boat owners have long being using their boats for Airbnb guests but are either not aware or ignore that they may not be fully covered to do so.
“This tailored made insurance policy is a very affordable addition to the boat owners insurance that provides all the right cover and peace of mind to safely protect the boat and guests.”