Newsletter – December 2017

Wishing you a Blessed Festive Season and a Prosperous 2018!

And of course… safe travels, fun in the sun and time to reconnect with family and friends. We’ll keep you covered 24/7/365… wherever you are – at home, in your business, on the road or water, so you can relax with peace of mind!

While boaters are excited about being back on the water, outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying getting out and about – cycling, bike riding, 4×4’ing, caravanning, trail running and there’ll be so much more.


Club Marine office:
Closed Wed 27th December to Wed 3rd January

Assist Call Centre open 24/7:
Boat Assist – 27 102 115 790
Car & Home Assist – 086 074 7247

Cover over the Holiday period:
WhatsApp 082 568 9344 / 083 269 4977


We, and the world, watched in horror as Hurricane Irma, the worst in living memory, wreaked havoc across the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Cuba and Florida.

The utter destruction affected several of our clients who experienced devastating losses. We worked tirelessly to process their claims and still pray for them and all the victims.

Durban had its own devastating storm but the people pulled together to clean up and help each other!



Both 2017 National Boat Shows were a win for Club Marine. We had greatly increased interest in all our products and it also gave the watersport lovers the chance to view the latest gorgeous boats, marine accessories and water toys in the market.

Johannesburg Boat show-goers enjoyed loads of action at the Kyalami Race track and those visiting the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town strolled the jetties in glorious sunshine.



Our National Bass Angling team outfished themselves to a spectacular victory and the coveted “World Champions” title in the 13th Black Bass World Championships. Congratulations to August Lingnau, Ruan Wahl, Darryl Quinton, Richard Eldridge, Justy Varkevisser, Shane Estran and Kieron Samkin.

They beat 13 nations in this exciting event which was held on the Vaal River.



Fishing Drone InsuranceA warm welcome to Megan Sheppard (right) – our New Business Developer – who recently joined CMI’s Durban office.

Our dynamic “team-by-the-sea” also includes CMI’s managing member, Caryne Duvenhage (centre) and Cathi Warriner in marketing (left).



Congratulations to Kasper van der Merwe – the winner of our Lucky Draw competition held at the 2017 Johannesburg Boat Show!!

He won a three-night stay (for six) at the Holsboer Ocean Villa Resort in Umhlanga – AND a One-Day all expenses paid deepsea fishing trip – all worth R12 000!

• All readers will have access to the special at the Umhlanga resort over next six months 15% discount.



Sodwana’s Elize Smith and her team, fishing off Mrs Seevarkie was unbeatable in this year’s prestigious competition. They caught and released four Marlin – two Striped, a Blue and a Black – to clinch Overall Winner for 2017.

Their many prizes included the Yamaha-powered Carry Cat 670 on trailer and One Year Complimentary insurance from Club Marine – totalling R750 000.
Last year’s winners, Michael Fourie and team – on Captain Fine – took second place.

Alby Bender, Michael Fourie and Janes Wasserman each won a Year’s Complimentary Insurance in Club Marine’s nightly lucky draws.


What better time to start your Cover Plan for your favourite four-legged friends?
CMI now offers cover for Cats and Dogs Only.
Take a look…!

1. Kido Must

  • Accident cover only
  • R160 pm
  • No waiting period
  • Individual & Family Plans
  • Accident: Unforeseen incident resulting in injury/harm that could not be prevented
  • Eg. Dog bite, broken leg, stomach twist, swallowed a toy, stung by a bee, near drowning, hit by a car and broke a leg

2. Kido best

  • Accident, Illness & 3rd Party Cover (comprehensive)
  • R360 pm
  • No waiting period for Accidents & 3rd Party, 30 day waiting period for Illness (pre-existing here)
  • Individual & Family Plans
  • Illness: any change to a pet’s normal healthy state resulting in them becoming sick/diseased
  • Eg. Illnesses: gastro, diabetes, cancer, skin allergy, ear/eye infection
  • Breeder Extension can be added

BREEDER EXTENSION can be taken up at an additional premium (Terms and Conditions Apply)

Contact Us for more info at


These holidays – consider this new security device!

Trailer Cuff stops your trailer from:

  • jumping off while you drive.
  • being stolen when you stop, park or overnight somewhere.
  • being stolen when parked on its own.

This device easily fits onto boats, jetskis, horse boxes, caravans, 4×4 off-road trailers, bike trailers and more.

There are different models to suit different needs and a limited lifetime guarantee!

Ask about the CLUB MARINE discount vouchers of R150 (10% discount) which are available for online purchases.


Limited offer – get yours now!

Contact: Ian 082 531 3531


To get to your holiday destination glitch-free – make sure you’re towing legally!

Take note of these regulations for towing boats, trailers or caravans.


Code B driver’s license: (for light vehicles such as passenger cars and bakkies)

  • Only allows you to tow unbraked trailers lighter than 750kg (fully laden).
  • Check your vehicle’s Tare (licence weight of an empty vehicle). It needs to be double that of the trailer. So, if your trailer weighs 750kg, the drawing vehicle must have a Tare of 1500kg. Even slightly less is illegal!

Code EB licenses: (light motor vehicles able to draw a boat, trailer or caravan).

  • Allows the driver to tow up to 3500kg.
  • If the trailer exceeds 750kg and has its own braking system, the weight of the vehicle must be equal to, or more than, the weight of the trailer.
  • Trailers with a GVM that exceeds 750 kilograms must have overrun brakes installed.


    • Beware of overloading.To pack within the weight limit:Subtract the trailer’s tare mass (its actual unloaded mass) from its GVM (maximum weight/mass when fully loaded). So, if your trailer’s GVM is 750 kg and its tare mass 150 kg, the maximum you can load is 600 kg.


  • Pack properlyIf you have a single-axle trailer, pack heavy goods as close to the axle as possible.The ideal centre of gravity is just ahead of the axle – for a nose loading of around 10% of the trailer’s GVM. Make sure your load is properly secured – to avoid shifts during towing which can alter the nose mass and affect stability.


Geoff Shiers of LA Axles, manufactures hydraulic disc-braked, oil-filled axles for boat trailer
manufacturers countrywide.

For towing purposes, he says the efficiency of this braking system is exceptional on both small and large trailers and comparable to motor vehicle brakes. Maintenance is considerably less than cable operated, drum braked systems.

The coupler travel is approximately 30mm so there is virtually no delay between the vehicle braking and trailer braking.

For more information contact Geoff Shiers 082 650 8839 /


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