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10/03/2014 - Race Report - Lasers at Stokes Bay

UKLA

Follow the links to read the race reports for the Noble Marine sponsored UK Laser Association World and European Qualifier 1 and Radial Lasers at Stokes Bay which took place on 8th and 9th March 2014.



16/01/2014 - Commercial Marine Insurance

For many years, Noble Marine has provided a wide variety of policies for owners of many types of boat. It's now also possible to arrange insurance for many marine businesses and organisations with Noble Marine using a number of different underwriters. If you'd like to discuss the ways in which we may be able to assist, please ring on 01636 707606 to speak to a member of the team.



14/01/2014 - Noble Marine Sponsored Events for 2014

Throughout 2014, Noble Marine will be continuing their support for a large number of Class Associations as they fully appreciate the support and framework the different Class Associations give our sport. Without the hard work of a number of volunteers within the different Associations the sport of sailing would not be enjoyed by so many.

Please revisit the website soon to see a full event list. Reports and photographs of each regatta will be added as available.



22/03/2013 - Noble Marine Sponsored Events

During 2013, Noble Marine will be continuing their support for a large number of Class Associations as they fully appreciate the support and framework the different Class Associations give our sport. Without the hard work of a number of volunteers within the different Associations the sport of sailing would not be enjoyed by so many.

In recognition of this support Noble Marine will be title sponsors for a large number of key events this year including the RS 100, RS 200, RS 400, RS 700, RS 800, Fireball, Enterprise, Albacore, Musto Skiff and Combined Comet National Championships. In addition Noble Marine is sponsoring the International Moth, Laser Qualifying and the Supernova Travellers Series.

The first events in February were the 29er and Solo Winter Championships.

The Noble Marine 29er Winter Championships took place at Datchet Water Sailing Club on the 16th-17th February 2013. The event was sailed in mainly light but sunny conditions which resulted in close racing for the 41 competitors. After 6 races the event was won by Phil Walker and John Mather from Draycote Water S.C. First female team was Vikki Payne and Stephanie Orton from Chichester Y.C. who were 5th overall and first junior team was Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach from Hayling Island S.C. finishing 6th.

Grafham Water Sailing Club hosted the Noble Marine Solo Winter Championships the following weekend. The 32 hardy Solo sailors competed in three races in light and extremely cold conditions. Racing was close especially at the front of the fleet with the title being settled in the third race by a race win in favour of Michael Sims from Carsington S.C. First Veteran was Simon Masket from Hunts S.C. with John Webster from Carsington S.C. taking the first Grand Master prize.

March sees the Laser Qualifiers, International Moth and Supernova Travellers Series start in addition to the 2000 Winter Championships.



18/12/2011 - Christmas and New Year Opening Times

The offices of Noble Marine will close at noon on Friday 21st December, reopening on Thursday 27th December. The offices will also be closed for New Year and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2012.

During the holiday period, it will be possible to obtain an insurance quotation and buy cover for many types of craft and also submit details of a claim, via our online claim form.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our clients a very happy Christmas and peaceful 2013.



3/1/2012 - Noble Marine Event Calendar for 2012

Noble Marine have for many years provided sponsorship to a wide range of dinghy class associations and 2012 is no exception.

At the present time, Noble Marine are sponsoring 20 events during 2012, but this number is set to rise as more dates are confirmed. Please take a look at the events calandar to see the latest list.

This is an example of just one of the ways in which Noble Marine provides assistance to over 40 class associations. If you would like to discuss ways in which we could work with your class, please do get in touch with Phil Kilburn by telephone on 01636 675880 or by email .



21/12/2011 - Christmas and New Year Opening Times

The offices of Noble Marine will close at noon on 22nd December, reopening on Wednesday 28th December. The offices will also be closed for New Year and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2012.

During the holiday period, it will be possible to obtain an insurance quotation and buy cover for many types of craft and also submit details of a claim, via our online claim form.

We would like to wish all of our clients a very happy Christmas and peaceful 2012.

24/09/2011 - Noble Marine Lightning 368 Inland Championships

Noble Marine were delighted to sponsor the Lightning 368 Inland Championships at Manor Park Sailing Club on 24th September 2011.

The full report can be seen on Yachts & Yachting's website - Lightning 368 Inland Championships

Noble Marine support a large number of class associations and if you would like to discuss ways in which we can assist your class, please get in touch.



12/9/11 - Top 10 website for the first half of 2011

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Noble Marine's website has again been recognised by Experian Hitwise as one of the Top 10, UK website in the Yachting and Boating industry.

We are continually looking for ways in which we can add to the information listed on this site and would welcome any feedback or suggestions you may have.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your Sailing Club, Class Association or marine based business could work together with Noble Marine, please feel free to get in touch.

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07/04/2011 - Increased Third Party Liability

Noble Marine have always tried to offer the widest cover possible for all marine policies offered and have now secured the facility to increase the limit of third party liability to 5 million.

In response to customer's requests, Noble Marine are proud to lead the marine market in offering this cover. We have been able to arrange an extension to the third party liability section of all new policies purchased after 7th April 2011. Existing policies will be automatically extended on renewal after 7th April.



22/3/11 - Top 10 website for 2010

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Noblemarine.co.uk has been awarded a Experian Hitwise Top 10 Award for 2010.

This website was ranked eighth, based on market share of visits, among all UK Yachting and Boating websites.

The Experian Hitwise Top 10 Award recognises websites from over 160 industries that are leaders in their industry.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your Sailing Club, Class Association or marine based business could work together with Noble Marine, please feel free to get in touch.

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04/01/2011 - Insurance Premium Tax

With effect from 4th January 2011, the Chancellor, George Osbourne, has increased the rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from 5% to 6%.

Despite the rise in VAT to 20%, pushing the cost of claims higher, Noble Marine have kept premiums at the same rate as 2010, and so any small increase in the cost of customer's boat insurance is due to the rise in IPT.


31/12/2010 - New Year's Honours List

We are delighted to announce news that Richard Langford has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to sailing and windsurfing.

Richard is the current Chairman of the RYA, and a Council Member of the RNLI. He has previously held the position of RYA Deputy Chairman, RYA Treasurer and Treasurer of the UKBSA (UK Boardsailing Association) and has sat on the committees of a variety of local sailing and windsurfing clubs.



15/12/10 - Liability cover for regattas in Australia

Due to the strengthening of the Australian Dollar against Sterling, the standard liability limit of 3 million, provided by British marine insurers will be insufficient for sailors travelling to regattas in Australia during the first half of 2011.

Please check the Notice of Race for the events you intend entering, but at the time of writing, 3 million is worth just over AUS $ 4.7 million, which is short of the 5 or 10 million dollar required by many regatta organisers.

We have contacted a number of Australian insurers and are pleased to confirm that Nautilus Marine have agreed to offer a short term AUS $ 10 million liability only policy (for up to 2 months) for AUS $ 120.00 (circa 75.00) including all charges.

Please download the Application Form which all competitors can complete and return back to
Mark Crockford (email - ) with payment (credit card - VISA or Master Card Only) and he will forward policy documents via email.




23/2/10 - Top 10 website for the first half of 2010

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Noblemarine.co.uk has been awarded a Hitwise Top 10 Award for the first half of 2010 for the period from January 2010 to June 2010.

This website was ranked seventh, based on market share of visits, among all UK Yachting and Boating websites.

The Hitwise Top 10 Award recognises websites from over 160 industries that are leaders in their industry.

If you would like to discuss ways in which your Sailing Club, Class Association or marine based business could work together with Noble Marine, please feel free to get in touch.

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9/7/2010 - Lightning 368 Insurance Scheme

Noble Marine are pleased to be able to support the Lightning 368 Class Association with costs and will donate funds to the class to assist with running costs.

In reconition of the support provided ,Noble Marine are to be the headline sponsors for the Inland Championships, held at Haversham Sailing Club in September 2010.

Noble Marine are passionate about the need to support class associations, who we believe are the backbone of the sport of sailing in the UK. We currently support more than forty class associations and would welcome the opportunity to work with others.

A list of some of the associations we assist, can be seen here. If you would like to discuss ways in which Noble Marine could assist your class association, please get in touch.


Streaker Class Association Free Prize Draw - Closing date Sunday 7th March 2010

The Streaker Class Association are once again running a free prize draw for prizes including a 100 voucher to be used against a dinghy insurance policy from Noble Marine.

Entries can be submitted via the Streaker website or on their stand at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show held 6th & 7th March 2010 at Alexandra Palace.

The deadline for online entries is 5pm on 5th March and entries at the Dinghy Show will be accepted until 3pm on 7th March.


14/01/10 - Repairers Database Update

We are currently carrying out a review of all of the companies listed in the Database of Repairers.

If your company is listed, please let us know if any of the details are incorrect or if you would like us to consider any amendments to the listing.

If you know of a marine related repairer that is not listed, please also get in touch.

All requests for amendments or additions should be emailed to Jon Langford

08/09/2009 - Insurance at Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta 2009

Sail For Gold

Noble Marine are pleased to be able to offer third party liability insurance for sailors at the Skandia Sail For Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, 14th Sep 2009 to 19th Sep 2009.

Third party liability cover for a Laser, 2.4mR or Scud can be provided for a premium of 31.50, a 470 for 42.00, Finn for 52.50 and 49er for the premium of 105.00. A policy for these classes can be purchased via our Dinghy Insurance page.

Sailors in the Sonar and Star class will be rated on an individual basis, please email for further details.


21/7/2009 - Insurance Scheme for the UK 2.4mR Association

2.4 Metre Logo

A new insurance scheme for the UK 2.4mR Association has been arranged.

The Association has recently revamped its website www.ukassociation2-4mr.co.uk and is hoping to extend membership with a series of events in the near future, starting with the National Championships at Rutland Water 19-21st August 2009.

Noble Marine are always keen to assist Class Associations and a list of some of the associations we are involved with can be seen on our Class Association page. If you would like to discuss ways in which Noble Marine could assist your class association, please get in touch.


10/07/09 - World Carp Classic 2009

Noble Marine are delighted to offer boat insurance for Britsh competitors at the World Carp Classic. This year's event will be held at Lac Madine in France between 30th August 2009 and 5th September 2009.

Please have a look at our World Carp Classic - Boat Insurance page, for further details.

World Carp Classic


18/6/2009 - New OK Insurance Scheme

Noble Marine are delighted to announce the launch of a new Insurance scheme for the International OK Dinghy British Class Association.

As the official insurers of the International OK Dinghy British Class Association, Noble Marine will provide funding to the association to assist with running costs and also the cost of hosting regattas and training events.

Noble Marine are passionate about the need to support class associations, who we believe are the backbone of the sport of sailing in the UK. We currently support more than forty class associations and would welcome the opportunity to work with others.

A list of some of the associations we assist, can be seen here. If you would like to discuss ways in which Noble Marine could assist your class association, please get in touch.


11/05/2009 - New Fireball Insurance Scheme

Fireball

Noble Marine are delighted to announce the launch of a new Insurance scheme for the UK Fireball Association.

As the official insurers of the Fireball Association, Noble Marine will provide funding to the association to assist with hosting events and other running costs.

Noble Marine are passionate about the need to support class associations, who we believe are the backbone of the sport of sailing in the UK. We currently support more than forty class associations and would welcome the opportunity to work with others.

If you would like to discuss ways in which Noble Marine could assist your class association, please get in touch.


Supporting the Mark Lees Foundation

Mark Lees Foundation

Noble Marine are pleased to be able to support the Mark Lees Foundation.

The Mark Lees Foundation is a regulated charity, acting as a hardship fund dedicated to supporting male and female rowers who are in full or part-time education or those who are in part-time or no regular employment and are aspiring to achieve the highest standards of rowing.

For further information, please visit www.markleesfoundation.org.


Thefts at Datchet Water Sailing Club

During the night of Saturday 28th March 2009 and the early hours of Sunday 29th March 2009, thieves entered the dinghy park at Datchet Water Sailing Club.

Approximately 30 boats were targeted including Lasers, Toppers, Optimists, a Topper Xenon and a Laser 4000. The thieves slashed covers, stealing spars and rope kits. Unusually some older spars were discarded, and so we are initially ruling out thefts for scrap metal value.

We would be extremely interested to hear from you if you have been offered cheap spars for any of these classes or Laser XD rope kits. Naturally any information would be treated in the strictest confidence.

To avoid similar copy-cat thefts it might be worthwhile to review security arrangements at your club and your own boat.


Streaker Class Association Free Prize Draw - Closing date 8th March 2009

The Streaker Class Association are running a free prize draw for prizes including a 100 voucher for insurance from Noble Marine.

Entries can be submitted via the Streaker website or on their stand at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show held 7th & 8th March at Alexandra Palace.

The deadline for online entries is 5pm on 6th March and enbtries at the Dinghy Show will be accepted until 3pm on 8th March.


21/07/08 - World Carp Classic 2008

Noble Marine have again offered to provide boat insurance for Britsh competitors at the World Carp Classic. This year's event will be held at Lac Madine in France between 31st August 2008 and 6th September 2008.

Please have a look at our World Carp Classic - Boat Insurance page, for further details.

World Carp Classic



28/05/08 - Prevent Your Laser Rudder Falling Off

Losing a rudder when capsizing a Laser is becoming a common claim, however there is an easy way for Laser sailors to prevent this happening

Read this article to find out how. Prevent Your Laser Rudder falling Overboard



09/04/08 - Streaker Class Insurance Scheme

Noble Marine are delighted to announce that a new insurance scheme for the Streaker Class Owners' Association has been arranged.

Members of the Association are able to obtain a discount of 5.25 on renewal or their existing policy with Noble Marine or when buying a new insurance policy for their Streaker. To obtain the discount, please follow the special link to Noble Marine on the Class website or click here.



18/01/08 - Breakdown cover while Towing a Trailer

The majority of vehicle breakdown companies will be able to get you going again from the roadside, and if they're unable to do this they will recover your car to a local garage or even to your original desitination.

Have you considered what would happen if you were towing a trailer and the car was recovered? Most companies would try to help, but not all will guarantee that the trailer will be recovered with the vehicle.

For further details of how to buy suitable breakdown cover for your vehicle and trailer, please have a look at details of the policy offered by Breakdown Direct.



30/10/07 - Boats for Sale - Free Dinghy Adverts

The number of boat for sale adverts listed on the Noble Marine website continues to grow and one of the most active areas continues to be the section for Sailing Dinghies. This is not surprising considering that the adverts for any sailing dinghy are free to list. Currently there are over 120 sailing dinghy adverts, however this number changes as new boats are added and existing adverts are removed once boats have been sold. To view the current list of Sailing Dinghies for Sale.

If you're interested in buying a yacht or motor boat a detailed search can be carried out via the Boats for Sale page of this site.

All of the boat adverts shown are administered by TheYachtMarket.com and are listed on Noble Marine's website as a service to our clients. Noble Marine receives no payment for listing these adverts.


14/08/07 - Noble Marine Sponsor Musto Skiff UK Nationals 2007

Musto Skiff

Noble Marine are delighted to be able to sponsor the Musto Performance Skiff UK National Championships 2007.

The event is to be held at Lyme Regis Sailing Club between 6th and 9th September 2007.

For further details regarding the event, please visit the Musto Skiff National, Pre-Event page.


25/06/07 - Travel Insurance for Sports Men and Women

Did you know that many travel insurance policies exclude cover while you're racing, and many exclude cover for certain sports?

Noble Marine do not offer travel insurance, but are pleased to be able to recommend a policy designed for a broad range of leisure activities. Please visit our Travel Insurance page, for further details.


We're also able to recommend a separate Personal Accident policy, offering annual, 24 hour, worldwide Sports Accident Cover including: Physiotherapy cover; Loss of Earnings; Personal Liability Protection; Legal expenses; Personal Accident Benefits; Rehabilitation cover. Single day cover is also available. For further details have a look at Personal Accident Insurance


23/06/07 - Insurance for the Round The Island Race

Noble Marine are pleased to confirm that clients who insure their yacht with Noble Marine are automatically covered while competing in the Round the Island Race, on 23rd June 2007.

If you do not current insure with Noble Marine and would like to receive an insurance quotation, please visit our Yacht Insurance page.


16/04/07 - On-line Policy Renewal

If your existing policy is due for renewal shortly, don't forget that it is possible to renew the policy on-line at any time of day of night, via the Renewal page.

Simply enter your name and policy number and the amount to pay and you will be taken to our secure payment site to process your card payment. The whole process should take less than a minute and you will receive your new certificate by post with a few days.

Any changes to your circumstances or alterations to the policy can also be advised during the renewal process.

If you do have any questions regarding the renewal process, please ring on 01636 707606 during office hours.


09/03/07 - Jet Ski Insurance

Noble Marine have now extended their range and are now able to provide insurance for personal watercraft, or to give them their more common name, Jet Skis.

As with all other marine insurance offred by Noble Marine, all aspects of the policy would be handled in-house, including providing a quotation, issue of all policy documents and claims, if one should arise.

To see full details of the cover provided by the policy, to obtain an immediate on-line quotation, or to buy insurance now, please visit our Jet Ski Insurance page.

We have also compiled a list of Jet Ski Links, and also a Guide to Jet Ski Insurance which may be of interest.


07/03/07 - Job Vacancy with Noble Marine

Due to continued expansion, Noble Marine is seeking to recruit a new member of staff to join their busy Claims Department, based in their offices in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

The Position

The ideal candidate will have a passion for boats and will possess a good understanding of the racing rules of sailing.

Knowledge of insurance is not essential as full training will be given, however it is important that candidates should be numerate, able to work well within a team and possess good communication skills.

How to Apply

For further information, please telephone Richard Langford on 01636 675870 or Jonathan Langford on 01636 675871.

Apply in the first instance by email to , enclosing your CV which should include details of your sailing experience.


06/03/07 - RIB Insurance

Noble Marine's on-line quotation facility has now been extended to provide automatic quotations for higher valued RIBs.

To obtain an immediate quotation and to see full details of the cover offered, please visit our RIB Insurance page. It is also possible to purchase your insurance policy on-line any time of day or night, using our secure payment facilities.

If you're unsure about what insurance you might need for your RIB, please read our RIB Insurance Guide which should answer some of the questions you may have.


21/11/06 - Marina locations in new AA Road Atlas

The AA's latest road atlas now includes the location of over 300 yacht harbours and marinas in Britain.

This information has been supplied to the AA from the data stored on Noble Marine's website.

If you don't want to buy a copy of the atlas, the the location of each marina can be found for free, in the Database of Marinas and Yacht Harbours together with information relating to the services offered by each marina, contact details and photograph.

19/10/06 - New Classes Added to the Boat Finder

Many new classes have been added to Noble Marine's Boat Finder search facility during 2006.

Some of the new classes added, include the 12ft Skiff, the Laser Aura, the Open Bic, the SKUD 18, the RS 500, the Tera and many more.

Almost 400 different classes are now listed, in the interactive Boat Finder, allowing you to select a class of boat according to the number of crew carried, the type of spinnaker and number of trapezes carried. On each boat's page, can be found useful class specific information including; contact details, boats for sale, a photograph and news articles.

The tool will also allow you to select all boats that are similar to a particular class, this will be very useful if you are considering which boat to buy.

If you have any information or photos of your class or find any errors in our database please email .

04/8/06 - Laser thefts at Seaview, Isle of Wight

A recent spate of thefts at Seaview, Isle of Wight has seen 3 Lasers and a Laser Pico stolen within the last two weeks. The first boat to be stolen was recovered last week after an unsuspecting buyer spotted it on the www.stolenboats.org.uk website and alerted the local police.

A Laser Pico was then stolen on the 29th July and then on the 3rd August two Lasers, number 151064 and 179095, were also reported missing.

Anyone with information about these thefts is urged to contact either Noble Marine, Hampshire Police or submit a tip off through the www.stolenboats.org.uk website.

Stolen Laser 179095
Stolen Laser 151064

Stolen Laser Pico 9836

Recovered Laser 172798

www.hampshire.police.uk/index.htm?MarineCrimeReduction.htm
www.noblemarine.co.uk
www.stolenboats.org.uk

28/7/06 - Noble Marine in the news

Laser 2000 boom damage

Noble Marine recently received a mention in the Laser 2000 newsletter after we handled a claim for an unfortunate incident at Bough Beech Sailing Club.

Following our prompt handling of the claim the Laser 200 owner, Chris Bell, comments as follows:

"What an incredibly easy and efficient claims procedure. If anyone bemoans paying the premium, as with any insurance policy, it is only when claiming that this can be appreciated."

The full story is available at the link below.

Read the full story in the Laser 2000 Newsletter

9/6/06 - Travel Insurance with an Option to Include Racing

Many standard travel insurance policies will not provide cover if you travel abroad to race your boat, or will not cover you if you sail a yacht between countries.

Noble Marine have made arrangements with travel insurance provider DogTag, to provide a travel insurance policy with options to extend the cover to include dinghy racing, yacht racing (both inshore and offshore) and sailing yachts between countries.

Example premiums

  • One person, 10 days standard cover in Europe for 22.93, or 29.41 to include racing.
  • Annual policy for the whole family anywhere in the world to include 17 days winter sports cover for a premium of 114.94, or 125.00 to include offshore cruising.

To obtain further information, please see the Travel Insurance page on our web site.

15/3/06 - Support for your Class Association

Class Associations are extremely important (both for the individual class and for the sport of dinghy sailing as a whole). An active class association can provide help for new and existing sailors, strong fleets for the racing, discounts on related products and many other benefits.

If nothing else, an active class association will maintain interest in the class and keep second-hand prices buoyant.

In essence, your class is there for you. If your association doesn't offer what you want or doesn't appear to provide value for money - Say something or better still get involved.

Noble Marine has for many years provided support to a number of Class Associations. Part of this support is to offer discounted insurance premiums to members of some associations. The discounts can be obtained by following a special link on the respective class web site or by clicking on the relevant logo here.

If you are involved with an association, there may be ways in which Noble Marine can assist. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss the possible ways in which we could help.

28/2/06 - Marinas & Yacht Harbours Database

A unique marinas database containing an unprecedented amount of information is now available via the Noble Marine website.

The database currently contains information on more than 300 marinas and yacht harbours and the list is constantly growing. The information is intended to integrate with our existing databases of repairers, and surveyors. The databases can now be searched to find the nearest repairers or surveyors to a particular marina or to produce a list of marinas near to any location in the UK.

Interactive maps and satellite images are available for all marinas along with photos, a live webcam feed where available, a list of available facilities, a description of the marina and mooring fees. More advanced search features are planned once information has been sent for the majority of marinas.

Hamble Point Marina

To view the unprecedented depth of information we have stored for the marinas please visit the examples given below or click to search for a marina.

Bangor Marina
Brighton Marina
Hamble Point Marina

If you have any information or photos of your marina or find any errors in our database please email .

When emailing please send the email from an official email address so that we can verify the accuracy of the information.

2/2/06 - Narrowboat and Canal Boat Insurance

If you would like an immediate, on-line insurance quotation for your narrow boat or canal boat, Noble Marine has arranged a special scheme for narrowboats used on inland waterways. If the quotation is acceptable, cover can be purchased via our secure payment facility and your insurance documents will be available for you to print.

To view full details of the cover offered and to obtain a no obligation quote, please follow the link for Narrowboat Insurance. Alternatively if you would prefer to speak to a member of our staff regarding your requirement please Contact us.

11/01/06 - Boats for sale at noblemarine.co.uk

Over 3000 boats for sale are now available via the Noble Marine website.

The classified adverts are provided in association with www.theyachtmarket.co.uk and we have negotiated free adverts for all sailing dinghies for a limited time only. It is hoped that this will become one of the key websites to visit when buying or selling your boat.

Adverts can include a number of photos of each boat along with a comprehensive description to attract potential buyers. Listing your boat in this database will make your advert available to the combined visitors of both www.theyachtmarket.co.uk and the Noble Marine websites adding up to a significant proportion of the UK's website traffic in the marine sector.

The database can be searched by a number of parameters or browsed by category or manufacturer. Some links to common categories are listed below as an example of the level of information we have included.

14/12/05 - Sailing & Yacht Clubs Database

A comprehensive sailing & yacht clubs database is now available via the Noble Marine website.

The database contains information on 1000 clubs and is intended to integrate with our existing databases of repairers, surveyors and dinghy classes. The databases can now be searched to find the nearest repairers or surveyors to a particular sailing club or to produce a list of clubs near to any location in the UK.

Interactive maps and satellite images are available for all clubs along with photos, a list of classes sailed, a description of the club, latest club news, venue details, lake size and membership fees. More advanced search features are planned once information has been sent for the majority of clubs.

To view the unprecedented depth of information we have stored for the clubs please visit the examples given below or click to search for your club.

Ripon Sailing Club
Hayling Island Sailing Club
Haversham Sailing Club

If you have any information or photos of your club or find any errors in our database please email .

When emailing please confirm your position within the club and if possible, send the email from an official club email address so that we can verify the accuracy of the information.

28/11/05 - Photo Gallery Launched

Boat Damage Photo Gallery

A new photo gallery of insurance claims and boat damage is available on the Noble Marine website.

The gallery contains over 150 photos and is designed to promote the skills of our recommended repairers and further improve our claims service. We are aiming to build up a large resource to show that boats with major accident damage can often be repaired with no sign of the boat having been damaged.

Each repairer has a separate section of the gallery to showcase their skills and the gallery is linked in to our Repairers & Suppliers Database.

We are also hoping to increase the number of action shots showing boat damage as it happens. If you have any photos you would like to submit to the gallery please email .

6/10/05 - Sponsorship of 2006 Enterprise Youth Championships

www.sailenterprise.org.uk

Noble Marine are pleased to announce that they are to sponsor the 2006 Enterprise Youth Championships.

Jointly supporting the event, to be held on 2nd/3rd of September 2006 at Barnt Green Sailing Club, will be Enterprise builders and repairers Speed Sails.

The 2006 season will mark the 50th anniversary of the Enterprise class and Noble Marine are proud to continue their support for the class in this special year.

For more information and the results of this years event, please visit the Enterprise Class Association website at www.sailenterprise.org.uk

8/9/05 - Dinghy & Catamaran Database

Have you ever wondered how fast an 18ft Skiff is? Or who builds the Spectrum dinghy?

The Noble Marine dinghy database lets you compare statistics on over 300 different classes. The results can be sorted by 12 different parameters including insurance group, length, beam and sail area.

An interactive Boat Finder allows you to select classes according to the number of crew carried, the type of spinnaker and the number of trapeze. The tool will also allow you to select all boats that are similar to a particular class, this will be very useful if you are considering buying a boat as you can quickly compare the statistics for all the alternative classes. Click to view similar boats to the Enterprise.

For many years we have maintained the database of popular dinghy classes to help ensure the premiums we charge for each class are as accurate as possible. We have now decided that it may be of much wider use and made it freely available via our website.

If you have any comments on how this could be improved, photos of a particular class or if there are any errors or omissions in the data please contact .

13/7/05 - Mapping service extended

The mapping service offered by Noble Marine has been extended to include maps of sailing clubs, businesses and any location that may need a map.

To sign up for your personalised map simply visit www.noblemarine.co.uk/maps.php3 and enter your details. The maps can be used to give details on your business location or even to tell your friends where you live.

Sailing clubs already registered on the service include Ripon Sailing Club and Rutland Sailing Club.

The maps are much clearer than most internet mapping services and can be linked to from your website or emails for as long as you need.

8/7/05 - Maps included in repairers database

The ever popular repairers database has been extended to include interactive maps showing the locations of our recommended repairers.

The maps use the latest technology and can be dragged to pan left or right and offer different zoom levels.

This service will help clients not only identify the nearest repairers but the easiest ones to travel to by road.

Repairers maps are fully integrated within the repairers database and can be viewed by postcode or region, click on the links below or visit the repairers database for more information or to try the maps yourself.

Link: repairers in the Sourthern area
Link: repairers closest to Noble Marine

28/6/05 - Stolen Boats RSS feed now available  RSS

Stolenboats.org.uk have released an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed to allow easier access to the latest marine theft information.

The RSS feeds allow you to stay up to date with the latest news and thefts shown on the Stolen Boats website.

To subscribe to it, you will need a News Reader or other similar device. You may also wish to use this feed to display Stolen Boats content on your website.

For more information, and a full list of the feeds available, please visit www.stolenboats.org.uk/rss/thefts.php3

The very popular Datafeeds and the Theft Alert mailing list will continue to operate as normal.

With 456 stolen items currently listed and 14 items confirmed as recovered the database of stolen marine equipment continues to develop into the number one resource for marine thefts.

28/6/05 - RSS News feed now available  RSS

Noble Marine have released an RSS version of their online news service.

RSS feeds allow you to stay up to date with the latest news and features you want from the Noble Marine website.

To subscribe to it, you will need a News Reader or other similar device. You may also wish to use the RSS feed to display content on your website.

If you are unfamiliar with RSS and how it works you may wish to read the BBC guide to RSS.

Link: view the RSS news feed

18/5/05 - Buying or selling a boat?

Buying or selling a second-hand boat has its pitfalls. To help you protect your legal rights and be aware of some of the common issues Noble Marine have produced two guides A Guide to Selling a Boat and A Guide to Buying a Boat.

These two new guides, supplement other topics, that have been written in relation to boat insurance, preventing theft and general boat ownership issues.

Have a look at the section for Online Guides for the latest list of articles.

4/5/05 - Online Support Service

If you have a question about using our website, a new or existing insurance policy or any general enquiry Noble Marine is pleased to be able to offer online support at any time of day or night, via their web site.

The service is fully searchable and articles can be listed by category and even browsed by popularity and rating. A voting system is included so that we can determine which answers are most helpful and measures taken to improve any with low ratings.

To use this new service please follow the link for Online Support.

28/4/05 - Online RIB Insurance

If you are searching for insurance for your RIB or Rigid Inflatable Boat, Noble Marine is pleased to be able to provide insurance quotations and instant cover for RIB Insurance, at any time of day or night, via their web site.

To see full details of the cover offered and to obtain a no obligation quote, please follow the link for RIB Insurance.

6/4/05 - Approved Marine Surveyors Database

Noble Marine is pleased to announce that a list of approved marine surveyors can now be accessed via our website. The database can be searched by postcode, region, county or name to enable customers to search for local surveyors or to search for a particular surveyor by name.

The launch of the surveyor's database follows the success of our boat repairers database that was launched over a year ago.

The database has proved to be a great asset in allowing clients speedy access to a local repairer. Combined with our on-line claim form it is possible for insurance claims to be settled far more quickly, with the minimum of fuss. The service is not restricted to clients of Noble Marine and we have even discovered that our competitors are using the database to assist their own clients - Praise indeed!

If you wish your company to be included in either database, please email your details to surveyors@noblemarine.co.uk or repairers@noblemarine.co.uk for consideration.

10/3/05 - Repairers & Suppliers Database - 1 year old

The database of approved suppliers and repairers on Noble Marine's website is one year old. Following on from the great success of this database we have developed ways to further improve this free service.

Launched in March 2004, the database contains contact details and links to many marine suppliers and repairers. The database has proved to be a great asset in allowing clients speedy access to a local repairer. Combined with our on-line claim form it is possible for insurance claims to be settled far more quickly, with the minimum of fuss. The service is not restricted to clients of Noble Marine and we have even discovered that our competitors are using the database to assist their own clients - Praise indeed!

Searches can be carried out by company name, county or region of the UK. Alternatively why not type in your postcode to find the nearest retailer.

Boat insurance is only ever as good as the service you receive when you make a claim. This is one of the many ways in which Noble Marine is hoping to improve the speed of their claims service and maximise your time on the water.

21/1/05 - New web site developments

Noble Marine has redeveloped their web site, to improve the ease in which clients may deal with their insurance policies on-line. These changes have been implemented following a study of feedback from Internet users, during the last four months.

The site now includes:

12/1/05 - Stolen Boats website

Noble Marine is pleased to be able to show support to a new database of Stolen Boats www.stolenboats.org.uk. All the information on this website is provided by the marine Insurance industry and the Police and is cross-checked with the Police National Computer.

We would urge all potential boat owners to check this database prior to buying any equipment, to guard against buying a previously stolen boat.




12/3/04 - Approved Suppliers Database

Noble Marine is pleased to announce that a list of approved repairers and suppliers can now be accessed at our repairers page. The database can be searched by postcode, region, county or name to enable customers to search for local companies or to search for a particular supplier by name.

Any clients wishing to submit a claim form on-line will also be given access to this database, as a further aid to reducing any time spent off the water.

If you wish your company to be included, please email your details to for consideration.

21/7/03 - Topper Sailboats Insurance Scheme

Noble Marine is pleased to announce that they have arranged a new insurance scheme for all dinghies sold by Topper Sailboats.

The policy with Noble Marine would include:

  • Third Party Liability of 3,000,000
  • Comprehensive cover against accidental damage, theft, fire and vandalism
  • New-For-Old cover on the mast, spars and sails, if damaged beyond repair, irrespective of age
  • Any person is covered to sail the boat, with the policyholder's permission
  • Full cover whilst racing
  • 12 months cover in the UK and up to one month's use in Europe per annum

Full details of cover and an instant quotation can be obtained by visiting the dinghy insurance page.

26/6/2003 - 29er Class Insurance Scheme

Noble Marine is pleased to announce that they have arranged a new insurance scheme for all 29'er dinghies.

The policy with Noble Marine would include:

  • Third Party Liability of 3,000,000
  • Comprehensive cover against accidental damage, theft, fire and vandalism
  • New-For-Old cover on the mast, spars and sails, if damaged beyond repair, irrespective of age
  • Any person is covered to sail the boat, with the policyholder's permission
  • Full cover whilst racing
  • 12 months cover in the UK and up to one month's use in Europe per annum

Full details of cover and an instant quotation can be obtained by visiting the dinghy insurance page.