Insurance trouble for town’s dinghy owners

North Berwick dinghy park.

North Berwick dinghy park.

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Victims of the December storm that wrecked dinghies during a night of destruction at North Berwick harbour are now battling insurance problems.

In a letter to North Berwick Community Council, a couple called for Elcho Green to be made immediately available as a storage area for the boats which suffered damage when the dinghy park was flooded with 2.5m of water.

They said although they had bought a replacement for their laser dinghy through a successful insurance claim, the insurers had refused to write a new policy because there had been three “negative events” in the town in a three year period. “Other agents may refuse to insure North Berwick owners or raise premiums to unacceptable levels,” they feared. Photo by Ian Goodall, North Berwick Photographic Society.

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