Hull cover for commercial, charter and fishing vessels

Whether you’re a builder of boats, a charter boat operator, a commercial fisherman or a business with other commercial craft, we can provide you with a policy to meet your needs.

Need to claim?

If you own or operate a commercial vessel and you need to make a claim, please follow our Hull claims procedure, and Emailsend us an email.

For after–hours emergency assistance in New Zealand, call Sedgwick on Call us0800 800 270.

Fishing vessels

We offer two types of fishing vessel policies, depending on the type of operation and vessel.


Cover for owner-operated inshore fishing vessels and fleets. The Fisherman policy is designed for fishing vessels up to 30m long and NZ$ 1,000,000 value.

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Commercial fishing vessel

Tailor-made policies for larger fishing operations and vessels, including fleets.

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Other commercial craft


Helmsman is specifically designed for commercial, skippered charter boats, small tourist boats and the like.

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Commercial hull

Protection for a range of commercial craft, from tugs and work boats to ferries. If your vessel isn’t covered by our other commercial hull products, we can customise a policy to suit your needs based on both international and Vero-specific clauses.

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Boat builders

We offer two types of cover for professional boat builders in New Zealand. Both are designed to cover commercial hull builds from the start of the build to handover of the vessel to its owner.

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Not quite what you're looking for?

If the products above don’t quite suit your needs, have a look at these related marine insurance products, or get in touch with a broker or adviser for personalised help.

Cargo insurance products

Marine liability insurance


Why insure in New Zealand?

Whether you’re importing or exporting cargo, you can keep control by arranging your own cargo insurance with a broker or adviser in New Zealand.

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Get insured with Vero

For expert advice on how Vero can help you with your insurance needs, talk to a broker or adviser. Our locator helps you find a broker or adviser near you.

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Important information

Excesses, terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply to these policies. Please check the policy wording for details of cover. The provision of cover is subject to the underwriting criteria that apply at the time.

Our website provides general information about our products and services to help you make choices when it comes to protecting the things in life and business that really matter and is not intended to be financial advice. For advice on product suitability, please contact your financial adviser.