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Diamond Jubilee Floatilla


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3rd June - Thames Diamond Jubilee Floatilla

The rigid inflatable boat insurance provider, Towergate Insurance, has announced it will automatically cover iRIB policyholders boating on the River Thames on the 3 June Diamond Jubilee event.

The Queen and her family on the Royal Barge ‘Spirit of Chartwell’ will head a 1000-strong flotilla representing the UK, the Commonwealth and countries from around the world. It is anticipated the flotilla will stretch for seven and a half miles and feature private and commercially-owned modern and historic boats.

Nigel Mills, Managing Director, Towergate Insurance (marine), comments: “We’ve been contacted by a number of customers questioning whether their insurance is valid for this event and we’re delighted to confirm it is. This is a momentous occasion and we’re keen to support our customers for this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity.”

Nigel concludes: “This will be the biggest flotilla of craft, representing numerous countries, eras and pastimes, ever assembled in one place, and we’re very proud to be looking after the insurance needs of so many participants.”

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Apr 2012