CRAFTINSURE.COM, which has been setting the pace since becoming the first online boat insurer back in 2000, has turned the old fashioned world of boat cover on its head again with the first boat insurance App that has full functionality, allowing boat owners to manage their craft insurance, on their phone.

‘The world has moved on. We all use our phones to bank, to call a cab and to check the weather. Surely you should be able to sort your boat insurance out on your mobile?’ suggests Rod Daniel of Craftinsure.

‘We have not made the boring world of boat insurance really interesting, but we have made it really easy. Owners can take pictures of their boat and the most expensive bits of kit and store them in the App, so if the worst happens, the claim is made easy.

‘Owners can make a claim direct from the App and check progress as the repairers needed to get back on the water are all on the App, listed nearest to where the craft is.

‘As you would expect, the App will notify forthcoming renewal and you can change your premium payment method on the App,’ confirmed Rod.

‘You will be able to geolocate your boat on the App. It will alert when a major storm is on the way, but only give the ‘heads up’ if the storm is due to hit you, as Craftinsure will know where your boat is moored or kept. As they will also know what sort of boat, they can tailor the help relevant to you.’

• www.craftinsure.com/app