JET SKI AND WATERCRAFT INSURANCE IN PORTUGAL.
THE BEST JET SKI INSURANCE IN PORTUGAL FOR EXPATS IN ENGLISH.
CAN I INSURE A FOREIGN REGISTERED JET SKI IN PORTUGAL.?
Yes, you can. If your jet ski has come from the UK or any other country in Europe, provided that it conforms to the requirements of Portugal, we can insure it. Small Ships Registration (SSR) has been accepted inn Europe for decades. With the exit of the United Kingdom from Europe via Brexit, rules have not changed yet.
GETTING A EUROPEAN REGISTRATION FOR YOUR JET SKI.
There are companies in Europe that can quickly provide you with a European boat or Jet Ski registration, but they are not cheap. In the UK the Small Ships Register, which in our opinion is purely an expense for a piece of paper that has no value - at a cost of 25 GBP online, you can get your jet ski registered in the UK. You will need to have a residential address i the UK, or you can register your Jet Ski in someone else's name This produces a very small document with a few minor details and does not provide any proof of ownership or evidence of competence to use a jet ski.
IS A JET SKI LICENCE REQUIRED IN PORTUGAL?
Yes, a jet ski licente or certificate of competence is required in Portugal to use a jet Ski. Jet Skis are powerful, heavy machines and can cause some serious damage in an accident or collision. They can only be used during the hours of daylight and you are restricted to keeping them within 1 mile of the shore. You need to be 18 years of age to drive a jet ski in Portugal although we believe you can be a pillion passenger to a licensed driver under the age of 16.
JET SKI LIABILITY INSURANCE IN PORTUGAL.
Liability insurance is the insurance that will cover you for damages caused to others, to property and other water craft, in the event of an accident. Third party liability does not cover you or your own craft, only damage caused to others. This will provide legal assistance in the event that you get sued, cover the damages to the other craft, and provide assistance and medical treatment for any injuries you cause to others.
INSURANCE FOR NEW OR USED JET SKIS IN PORTUGAL.
Recreational activities are great for everyone,. Jet skis , whether new or second hand, or any boats or marine activity, can be insured in Portugal. This insurance can be the basic third party liability, or anything up to Fully Comprehensive marine insurance.. All jet skis need to have an operators license and must be insured by law. As Jet Skis don't normally have navigation lights, they are not permitted to be used at night.
INSURANCE COVER FOR JET SKIS IN PORTUGAL.
- MANDATORY OR VOLUNTARY LIABILITY INSURANCE
- LEGAL DEFENCE
- WRECKAGE REMOVAL
- ON WATER ASSISTANCE AND BREAKDOWN RECOVERY
- PERSONAL ACCIDENTS AND CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES.
- LEGAL DEFENSE.
- LOSS, DAMAGE AND THEFT.
- PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND ACCESSORIES.
INSURANCE FOR TOWING A JET SKI.
If you are towing a jet ski with a trailer, make sure that your car insurance has cover to tow the jet ski and that the trailer is compatible with your towing vehicle. You cannot tow a British jet ski trailer behind a Portuguese car and vice-versa. Your car insurance should automatically include cover for towing a trailer up to 750 Kg. Any boat or trailer over 750 Kg must have its own insurance and we can provide you with a quote for that if needed.
GETTING THE RIGHT INSURANCE QUOTE FOR YOUR JET SKI OR PWC (PERSONAL WATER CRAFT) IN PORTUGAL.
Our jet ski insurance professionals are fully qualified insurance specialists and they know what type of insurance works. Buying the cheapest insurance may not be the answer, when you consider you are on an expensive, heavy and very fast speed craft, we would recommend you get the right insurance and only pay for what you need, rather than taking the standard type policies. We will tailor the insurance to make sure that any incident is covered and you are protected properly.
PASSENGER INSURANCE ON JET SKIS IN PORTUGAL.
Stand up jet skis are normally for just the driver. so insurance is quite simple. With other jet skis such as Seadoo and Yamaha, they can carry up to 3 people and therefore you must consider the liability insurance for your passengers, in the event of an accident or injury. Jet ski injuries can be serious as these craft can sometimes attain speeds over 100 Kilometers an hour. Hospital and medical bills can be very expensive in Portugal and you don' want to be responsible for that bill.
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