If our Fisherman policy doesn’t suit your operation, you might need custom-made commercial fishing vessel insurance.

Our commercial fishing vessel policies are designed for larger vessels and fishing operations. They are custom-made depending on the specifics of your operation and are based on London Institute Fishing Vessel Clauses.

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.


PDFHull proposal

PDFAdditional vessels (Commercial)

PDFMaster's questionnaire*

PDFFire & emergency levy calculation guide (Marine policies)

PDF DocumentMarine Claims Information Sheet

*In order to complete online, please save to your device and then open using Adobe Acrobat Reader

Brokers can find more documents in the Broker & adviser centre.

Commercial Fishing Vessel Insurance cover

Your cover may include:

  • Loss or damage to the hull, machinery and equipment both whilst on water and on land as a result of specified perils
  • Loss or damage to fishing gear as a result of fire, lightning, theft or the total loss of the vessel
  • Legal liability incurred through the use of the vessel for:
    • damage to another vessel from collision
    • loss of life or bodily injury to other people
    • removal of wreck
    • damage to other property such as wharves, buoys or cables
  • Diversion expenses to land sick or injured crew or passengers
  • Fines, penalties or defence costs for any inadvertent breach of statute other than those specifically excluded

Additional cover may be available for:

  • Loss of catch
  • Additional perils

Not quite what you’re looking for?

If the products above don’t quite suit your needs, take a look at our other hull products, or get in touch with a broker or adviser for personalised help.




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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.

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