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APRIL Marine Support

APRIL Marine Support

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APRIL Marine Assistance The best sailing assistance services on the market

APRIL Marine assistance comprend :

  • APRIL Marine Assistance offers: medical repatriation including crew, friend or family member visit, child care, psychological support, and more.
  • Boat assistance cover: transfer for repair, handling, towing and repatriation of boat, dispatch of spare parts, shipping and security costs.
  • A premium service including 24/7 assistance and breakdown cover in dock (zero miles) and at sea.
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Worried about getting into difficulty with your boat?
Discover all our assistance solutions to keep you safe at sea.

Assistance Premium Assistance Standard

'Zero milles' assistance and breakdown in dock and at sea

Assistance on land for people and boat

Sea rescue
(SNSM, CROSS)

Applicable cases

In the event of a breakdown causing the vessel to be immobilised:

  • flat battery,
  • running out of fuel,
  • loss or problem with a propeller due to a rope or a collision.

Following a breakdown or accident:

  • breakdown on the motorway,
  • repatriation of boat and people,
  • people who are injured or hurt.

En cas de détresse :

  • fire,
  • man overboard,
  • search and rescue operation
  • personal injury,
  • leak,
  • storm.

Area covered

Six miles off the French mainland coastline, Corsica, inland waterways, Italy, Martinique and Guadeloupe

Area covered by your policy

Area covered by your policy

Call out time

In dock: within one hour
At sea: as quickly as possible depending on the weather conditions, by one of the 400 authorised professionals.

Once the event has been reported to APRIL Marine Assistance.

Depending on the distance and in the event of serious danger, by volunteer lifeguards at sea.

Cover

Zero-mile assistance and breakdown service:
Breakdown, towing and repairs expenses up to two hours of labour, excluding any parts.

Personal assistance:
Medical repatriation, medical expenses and hospitalisation, assistance in the event of death, accommodation for the crew.

Assistance for the boat and trailer:
transfer for repair, handling, towing and repatriation of boat, dispatch of spare parts, shipping and security costs.

Saving lives is free of charge in France. That is not the case for boats. In the event of a problem, and provided supporting documentation is provided, APRIL Marine shall reimburse any sea rescue costs.

My policy

Included in the Littoral Premium, Horizon Premium and Caraïbes Premium policies.

Included in the Horizon, Néréide and Caraïbes policies.
Optional for liability and jet-ski

Littoral, Horizon, Néréide and Jet-ski

Useful contact details

Before committing to any expenditure, contact APRIL Marine Assistance
on +33 (0)2 49 98 85 18.
196 by telephone or on channel 16 of your VHF radio.
Did you know?

Calling out the French national sea rescue service for a boat:

  • under 7 metres costs €340/hour
  • measuring 7-12 metres costs €600/hour
  • over 12 metres costs €690/hour

In the event of a problem, and provided supporting documentation is provided, APRIL Marine shall reimburse any sea rescue costs. This cover is included in the Horizon, Néréide and Caraïbes comprehensive policies and is available as an option for the Caraïbes liability, Littoral liability and Jet-ski policies.

APRIL Marine Assistance also offers an assistance and breakdown service in dock and at sea.

We are on hand 24/7:
  • in dock, in under one hour,
  • at launch,
  • at sea, as quickly as possible depending on the distance and the weather conditions, up to 6 miles off the French mainland coastline (including Corsica, rivers and inland waterways) and the French West Indies.
In the event of:
  • a breakdown causing the vessel to be immobilised and making it impossible for it to be propelled or manoeuvred,
  • loss of keys,
  • running out of fuel,
  • a problem with the electrics or the fuel supply system,
  • loss or problem with a propeller due to a rope or a collision.

 

  • APRIL Marine Assistance application

    Download the APRIL Marine Assistance application, designed for you!

     

    The APRIL Marine Assistance application is free of charge for all APRIL Marine customers. With just one click, you can:

     

    • Send an assistance request or telephone our call centre, open 24/7.
    • Contact the nearest sea rescue services (C.R.O.S.S) directly in the event of a problem. You will be reminded of you GPS coordinates to help the rescue services locate you more quickly.
    • Pinpoint your location directly on a map and check your speed (knots), your direction and your GPS coordinates at a glance.
    • Pre-register a claim in the event of an accident.

     

    The application can be downloaded from the App Store and from Google Play.

It happened to them...

Focus on the premium assistance and the APRIL Marine Assistance service

Sun Odyssey
Henry L,
Sun Odyssey 50 DS
Loss of a propeller at sea,
Vendres port, France
Thank you to everyone who helped us. I am sure that with the services you offer, water sports will progress in a climate of trust, both in insurance providers and their effective solutions. Well done, once again.
Antares 5.80
Paulin C,
Antares 5.80
Rope in the propeller,
Hyères port, France
Well done APRIL Marine. Nothing but praise. Very good service delivered by specialists. Everyone involved was very friendly and reassuring.
Cap Camarat 7.5 WA
Michel A,
Cap Camarat 7.5 WA
Dead battery
at mooring,
Anse de Launay, France
Very satisfied with the way this was handled. Highly recommended assistance services. Thank you for everything you did.
Pro open 5.50
Jean B,
Pro open 5.50
Engine breakdown,
off the coast of La Ciotat, France
Fantastic assistance service, excellent breakdown follow-up. Over and above my expectations. Very much appreciated and reassuring.

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Assistance services are underwritten by Inter Mutuelles Assistance.