Marine Insurance Specialist
I've been an insurance agent for over 25 years and have specialized in Marine Insurance for over 15 years. Prior to becoming an insurance agent, I had the experience of losing our family home due to the Loma Prieta earthquake for which we were fully covered.
So I know how being properly protected changed my family's life and I know the difficulties that you face when you are dealing with a major loss.
Just as importantly, I have the experience of sailing and racing locally and internationally for over 50 years so wherever you plan to go with your yacht, I understand how you need to be protected. ~Chris
Our customers say:
Chris Boome has consistently delivered high-quality insurance for the last nine years. As a voyaging yacht this can be complex. This year, sadly, we got caught by Hurricane Irma at Virgin Gorda and our yacht was sorely damaged. It's at this time you really learn the quality of your agent and the company they arranged. The hands-on advice and help Chris has provided, daily, since the storm has made a huge difference to us and the company he recommended is performing as we would hope so far.
Chris has precisely the qualities that a boat owner should be looking for in an insurance agent – he's responsive, efficient, and, most important, an ally when things go pear-shaped. Insurance protection has to be right for what you need and be there when you need it. Stuff happens with boats, and when it did for us, Chris was right there to make sure that it turned out well.
We have been using Chris Boome for insurance on Golden Moon for 16 years. Chris is knowledgeable and fair, and responds promptly to our needs. He is an expert sailor and brings great knowledge to all discussions on sailing. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
We’ve been cruising the Mexican waters off and on since 2000 and enjoyed every year. Warren Peace has been in Mexico permanently since 2006. We’ve always had insurance in case something went wrong and never had a claim. Last year while in San Carlos, Hurricane Newton came up the Sea of Cortez and a boat stand collapsed which allowed Warren Peace to fall on her starboard side. There was significant damage to the mast and scared the hull. I learned that if you are in a hurricane, have Chris Boome as your agent! We are now cruise ready again and heading back to La Paz."
Chris Boome goes above and beyond. When I suddenly came up on the South Beach Harbor waiting list 10 years ago but with no boat, Chris recommended I consider an Islander 36. Chris has been insuring our Islander ever since. Over the years he has dispensed advice on racing, cruising, repairs and sailmakers. Recently we incurred some serious damage and Chris was right by my side working with boat yards, surveyors and the insurance company claims department to make sure Kapai could enjoy another 10 years plus on the Bay."
- Rick Egan I36 Kapai, San Francisco Bay
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