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Craft Insurance

Now just two levels of cover to choose from

Becoming a member of British Canoeing gives you access to canoe, kayak and paddleboard insurance, provided by Towergate and designed with paddler needs in mind. 

We've recently worked with Towergate to simplify the insurance options available to our members.  

When you take out your British Canoeing membership, you can choose to include either individual or multi craft cover.  The insurance comprises:

  • Cover for canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddles, helmets and buoyancy aids
  • Cover for accidental loss or damage
  • Up to 30 days in Europe at any one time
  • Cover for all canoeing activities, including competitions

Individual cover includes:

  1. One craft up to a value of £1,500
  2. With a limit of £250 for any one paddle
  3. Excess of £100 for craft and £50 for a paddle

Our multi craft cover includes:

  1. Four craft up to a value of £1,500 each
  2. With a limit of £250 for any one paddle
  3. Excess of £100 for craft and £50 for a paddle

Purchasing Craft Insurance

The insurance runs with your membership. So, simply add it when joining or renewing on our online membership system.

The policy can be downloaded from your membership area. 

If you need cover now and don’t want to wait until your membership renewal, you can get craft insurance direct with Towergate by calling them on 0344 892 1318. 

How to make a claim

If you have purchased craft insurance as part of your membership and you would like to make a claim, you should contact Towergate Insurance for a claim form and instructions. 

This should be done as soon as reasonably practicably after the occurrence. 

Telephone:   0330 018 2292

Email: [email protected]

In writing: Specialist Personal Lines, Direct Group, PO Box 800, Elland, HX1 9ET

Telling Towergate about a claim 

  • If you have an accident or loss you might want to claim for under the policy, you must advise them as soon as possible with as much information as possible. 
  • You must tell the police about any theft, attempted theft, vandalism, malicious damage or loss of your craft. 

Cancellation Rights

Statutory cancellation rights

You may cancel your policy within 14 days of purchase by contacting the British Canoeing Membership team. You will be given a full refund of any premium paid provided that; 

  • You have not made and are not intending to make a claim
  • No incident likely to give rise to a claim has occurred

British Canoeing is an Introducer appointed representative (IAR) of Towergate Insurance. Towergate Insurance is a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England, company no. 4043759. Registered address: Towergate House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 3EN.