Boat Insurance

We have been looking at ways to provide more benefits to the waterways and everyone who uses them, and have extended our insurance offer to help you find the best available cover for your boat, your home and your car.  Every policy purchased or renewed helps IWA, allowing us to further our charitable work for the waterways.

Insurance for your boat

Boats are more than just leisure vessels - with price tags of over £100,000 not unsual – they are investments. Like any other investment, it makes sense to protect it, and yourself.

We believe that all boaters should have good quality insurance and the peace of mind that breakdowns can quickly be resolved.  IWA has therefore teamed up with two different insurance providers, Navigators & General (including River Canal Rescue) and A-Plan and they provide policies that can be tailored to fit your needs.  

Navigators & General

A-Plan Marine Insurance

  • Membership of River Canal Rescue
  • Dedicated insurance cover for owners who permanently live aboard their boats (Additional cost)
  • Personal public liability
  • Marina benefits
  • Medical expenses cover
  • £3 million third party cover
  • £100,000 legal expenses cover
  • Up to 25% no claims bonus
  • No claims bonus protection
  • Extendable cruising limit
  • Marina benefits
  • For Narrow Boats and Inland Cruisers: Contents cover for residential and non-residential boats on the UK's canals and rivers; Permanently moored or continuously crusing cover available
  • This cover may be particularly suitable for shared ownership boats, boaters who cruise outside UK inland waterways, small boats and unusual types of vessel

Get Navigators & General Quote (Boats only)

Get A-Plan Quote (Boat, House & Motor*)

Or phone: 01273 863240 (ref 'IWA') Or phone: 01202 797537

*A-Plan quotes for boat, house and motor insurance are all separate and not linked to each other.


IWA has arranged insurance for its non-profit-making corporate members for over forty years.  If your organisation would like a quote for cover, contact Neil Edwards at IWA Head Office The Inland Waterways Association is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Get a Quote

Navigators & General (Boats only)

A-Plan (Boat, House & Motor)