Retrieve Vehicle

As a balloonist you can't be successful without a good retrieve. Is your vehicle correctly insured?

Correctly covering the vehicle and trailer, can be tricky. Those of you who use a van, with the balloon kit inside, also face potential problems. Getting the right insurance is absolutely essential, if a claim is to be paid without any issues.

What you need to consider

  • Most motor policies require you to have a ‘named driver’ as opposed to ‘any driver’. Any driver policies are hard to come by. The reality is you sometimes need to pick a driver at a moment’s notice without having to worry your about insurance.
  • Insurers can be very nervous about the carriage of gas. Most ask a question at the quote stage about hazardous goods. Propane gas comes into this area and if you reveal you can carry 140 litres of gas, most run a mile and decline to quote. Most of us follow best practice, laid down by the BBAC and ADR regulations*. You need an insurer who understands the risks in this area and who does not blink when the question is answered in the affirmative.
  • Insurers can be unhappy about vehicles being used off road. However most retrieval vehicles are 4 x 4’s. They are built for off road driving.
  • Insurers query the use of vehicles airside. We know this is rarely the case but they again can find this a reason not to offer insurance.

Why use a broker?

You will have your own dedicated account manager, who will make it easy for you to switch from your existing insurer. We offer you flexible payment options, bespoke insurance solutions, specialist knowledge & impartial advice.

If a claim has to be made, we work with you, the insurer and the loss adjusters to get it settled as quickly and as satisfactorily as possible, removing the hassle and worry you may have. It’s why so many of our existing customers have been with us for over decade.

We’ve been providing insurance services that are built around you for over 100 years. For a personal approach to insurance and a chat about your needs, call us on 01494 450 450 or email us at today.

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Peter Dowlen ACII

Tel: 01494 455801

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