Toys on board: Segways

Boston Harborside Walk, Segway Tour

Having been around for a number of years now, segways have even made it on board as the latest toy for owners, guests or even crew to run errands. However, when using a Segway, as with any equipment on board, some thought needs to be given to its use including training but most importantly, whether you are covered to take them out of the marina, whilst on a public footpath or road, and what the risks are.

You need to ask firstly, is the Segway covered by the yacht’s insurers if it gets damaged or stolen? What if you damage third party property? Or cause injury to someone else? Is this covered by the liability or P&I policy?

It is most likely that it may not be covered and you will need to check with your insurer. In addition, each country may have separate rules and regulations for use which will need to be complied with.

So if you have Segways on board, please check with your broker that you are suitably covered.

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