Port side of the saloon...

Fire on board...

Somewhat naive you would think having a valid insurance would save you a lot of time and trouble. In addition that the insurance company would be a good support and further more your best friend in this time of distress. Think again...

The lightning causing the fire on board struck Talisman in the end of July 2014. As of today, writing this in the middle of October 2015, we have been discussing and negotiating with our insurance company for more than 14 months !!! No need to say this is quite frustrating. 

How it all ends we do not know at time being. We hope for the better and they realise taking back a classic yacht after an incident like this is not the same as renovating an everyday Bavaria (no offence Bavaria owners). So, until we know what the final result is we will keep somewhat a low profile revealing all the details. When completed though we will happily review the insurance company and their services…

Enclosing some photos of the damage down below. Primarily it the port side of the saloon and there the electrical installations took the biggest hit although most of the yacht is in the need of quite a hefty clean-up. Probably all the interior needs  to go out in order to get access behind all the panels, insulation etc. Not a job to be done in a weekend or two...