Nautilus - A disgraceful bunch
Reviewed Jun 2017
All second hand boat owners are burdened with the fact that to be insured, the insurer needs to see an official survey, which of course has a cost - generally between about $400 and $800, depending on the boat.
Therefore, once you are insured, an unscrupulous insurer can very comfortably hit you for a stiff rise each year of, in my case about $400 every year for 4 years.. You can whinge and knock them down a bit and put up with it for a few years because the alternative is to pull the boat out and get a survey done so that you can change insurer. Eventually though you are so sick of this disgraceful practice that you foot the bill for a survey, because you know it will save you perhaps even thousands into the future by allowing you to move to another more reputable insurer. This is what I am doing next week because I am sick of Nautilus.