YAMAHA LAUNCH MARINE INSURANCE POLICY
Two of the biggest names in the UK marine industry, Yamaha
Motor (UK) Ltd and leading boat insurance specialist Haven Knox-Johnston
jointly announced the launch of a new boat insurance policy called “Yamaha
Marine Cover Insurance”.
Brand New Policy
The new policy, which is underwritten at Lloyd’s, is exclusively
available to boaters who own a pleasure craft fitted with a Yamaha
outboard engine, for use on UK coastal and inland waters. The policy
contains many new features and benefits, subject to some exclusions
and limitations, for all Yamaha owners but the most significant advantages
will be gained by owners of engines that have the industry acclaimed
Yamaha Y-COP (Yamaha Customer Outboard Protection) system fitted. The
system is available on nearly all of Yamaha’s fuel-injected outboard
range from 30hp to 350hp, with the F150 model being the latest model
to be fitted with the system, which is the first of its type in the
Haven Knox-Johnston, one of the largest providers of marine insurance
in the UK have recognised the potential of this outstanding system
and developed exclusive policy benefits for Yamaha Y-COP-powered craft.
through specialist pleasure craft broker RJP Marine where
owners of all craft rigged with a Yamaha outboard can access the detailed
policy information. This launch has been made in good
time for the new boating season.
Benefits Include New for Old
The policy will additionally reward Yamaha Y-COP customers with several
exclusive feature benefits including: no loss of excess and no loss
of No Claims Benefit for theft of a Y-COP engine, no double excess
on Underwater Gear, new for old outboard replacement on engines up
to three-years old and most significantly of all, reduced premiums,
illustrating the significance of Y-COP to the insurers that craft
fitted with Y-COP engines are less likely to be the target of thieves.
The Scourge of Boatowners
David Pougher, Divisional Manager for
Marine & ATV
products at Yamaha, explains the importance of the new insurance package.
“Theft has long been the scourge of boat owners, and too often
we see people’s prized craft ruined or stolen by mindless thieves.
Insurance is an absolutely essential aspect of protecting your investment
and Yamaha Marine Cover Insurance is tailor-made for Yamaha outboard-powered
boat owners. Y-COP engine owners already know their boat is safer than
most and we are delighted to offer our customers the added benefits
and peace of mind of this scheme so boaters and families can concentrate
on enjoying their boating!”
The Y-COP Details
Yamaha Y-COP is now fitted to nearly all Yamaha EFI outboard engines.
The F30 and F40 engines were first to be fitted with the system in
2009 and the F150 engine was the latest engine to have the system
fitted in July 2011. Y-COP immobilises the engine by “locking” the
engine’s ECM (Electronic Control Module), which in turn shuts
down the fuel injection and ignition. The system is activated via
a remote-control device, which transmits a signal to a special receiver
within the outboard engine.
There are numerous fail-safes built into
the Y-COP system and further details can be found at: yamaha-motor.co.uk/uk/information/ycop-overview