At long last, it’s officially Spring… bursting with new life and the hope of happier, healthier days ahead! Now, more than ever, we can all appreciate the joy of spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, getting active and getting back on the water.

While we may look ahead in anticipation, we have not forgotten those who are still restricted financially, and we continue to pray for new opportunities for each and every person.

Our dedicated staff are here to assist you with all your insurance needs – from new policies and products, settling claims, policy updates and amendments, to responding to queries!

Wherever you are - CMI takes care of all your short-term insurance needs!

We appealed and you really listened to us and our clients!

Club Marine thanks all our Insurers for coming onboard and offering premium relief when requested - during the early stages of the Covid Lockdown.

We appreciate your willingness to assist our clients in these difficult times.

Reminder to Upgrade your Limited Cover to Comprehensive

Just a friendly reminder to reinstate Comprehensive cover to your insurance policy if you recently downgraded your cover to Limited (Third Party, Fire & Theft) due to the COVID19 lockdown.

Please notify us in writing by emailing us at

Exciting news for farmers and game lodge owners – our new game and livestock cover protects you from all eventualities. We can tailor-make solutions to suit your individual needs.

Our strategic partnership with specialist underwriters in this field (AnimalSure) means comprehensive cover for your most prized animals - from reproduction to export and much more.

Cover options (wildlife, stud animals, cattle, sheep and goats)
include among others:

  • Capture – (wildlife only)
  • Loading
  • Transit
  • Post Release Stress (wildlife only)
  • All Risk morbidity
  • Auction
  • Boma
  • Infertility and impotency (livestock only)

Call our offices on 0861 819 219 and our highly trained staff will assist you!

Did you know? Your marine carrier, buyer or supplier is only obliged to provide minimal coverage without consideration of your needs – and your goods may still be at risk!

In most instances, the limited liability amounts they offer will not cover the value of the shipment. It is vital to take out your own insurance cover to guarantee adequate protection.

We can help you maximise your cover against potential damage, loss, or disruption – so you never become a statistic. Our cargo insurance services include carrier’s liability, freight forwarder’s liability and haulier’s GIT policy.

Note: Hijacking and theft of Personal Protective Equipment is on the rise. Since March 2020 in excess of R68 million has been stolen / hijacked. Insurers now rank the movement of Personal Protective Equipment as high risk - which could result in armed guard escort requirements for these types transits.

Contact us today for more information.

Great news for all our deepsea anglers… the 2020 Billfish 15000 annual competition will be going ahead with entries now open. This popular competition takes place at Sodwana Bay from 8-13th November 2020.

Organiser Willie Pretorius confirms that permission has been granted for 50 boats and hopes are high that even more will be allowed on Level 1.

Lowrance South Africa is sponsoring the main prize - a Lowrance HDS 16 Live unit with Autopilot worth R138 000.

Club Marine will also be sponsoring prizes!

Keep a look out for competition updates on Club Marine’s social media pages
and the Billfish 15000.

If you haven’t visited your favourite boating shop in a while, first make sure you know where they are! Some of them have recently moved:


Kazmarine in Pietermaritzburg has moved to Campsdrift. This one-stop-shop offers a full range of sales and backup services under one roof.

Their new tackle store, Captain’s Tackle & Accessories, is stocked for all types of angling and you can ask about their new service – Boat Hire and Bass Tours. Owner Kirk van Reeuwyk has boats ready for hire.

So, you can hire the Dragonfly or Ski-Vee for R1000 a day instead of R1200!! A valid skippers license is essential – or you can employ the services of their qualified skipper.

Visit them at 1 Edmond Place, Campsdrift 3201 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
or call 067 109 3963.

Pretoria Yamaha

Linex Lynwood Yamaha

State-of-the-art dealership Linex Yamaha in Lynnwood has added boat storage to their wide range of special services and they have a mobile service unit.

Apart from sales and service offerings for bikes, quads, side-by-sides, jetskis and all makes of boats, you can now store your boat with them and enjoy the convenience of pre-use preparation.

Thanks to their mobile service unit, you can have your boat serviced at your home or place of storage with no risk and hassle of towing it anywhere.

Dealer Principal Ben Robertson also says, “We are constantly looking for used marine stock to satisfy our client base. Feel free to explore the option of trading in your existing boat on something new or demo. We also offer refinance facilities.”

Call Nadine on 012 501 0120 or 082 474 5818 or visit them at the Corner of Lynnwood Road and Simon Vermooten Road, Die Wilgers, Pretoria.

Congratulations to Rory Barton (17) from Kokstad, the lucky prize-winner of our Skippers Training & VHF Radio course worth R12 600… which has been running on social media since January.

Already a keen rock and surf angler, Rory has dreamed of getting his skippers license, so he can work on yachts overseas once he matriculates – and before he settles down to study agriculture.

We all wish you luck with your training from Dawson’s Skipper Training in KwaZulu-Natal and look forward to seeing you out on the water.

SAMSA-accredited Skippers examiner (Categories R - E - C and B) Lyn Adams says:

If you’re operating a boat on an interim skippers or radio license, which has expired due to Lockdown delays - you can request a renewal from your examiner.

Temporary licenses are only valid for six months from date of issue.

Umhlanga Skiboat Club has just had their first-ever virtually monitored deepsea fishing Interclub. It’s the same tournament, same rules, just without the social gathering (IGFA rules -10kg line).

30 Anglers from Durban, Ballito, St Lucia, Warnadoone and Johannesburg took part - on jetskis (only two-man teams) and boats (only three-man teams).

According to organiser Byron Kane, fish were measured with a specially printed measuring tape sent out to each angler, pictures were sent via WhatsApp and the sizes were computerised to generate weights.

Winners: Umhlanga Skiboat Club Blue took top honours with three species (771,3 points), followed by Durban Skiboat Club Blue team with two species (661,97 points) and in third place - Rod ‘n Reel Black team caught three species (540,51 points).

Club Marine sponsored new CMI neck buffs and caps for the anglers.

Everyone needs a change of scenery after being cooped up during Lockdown! We’ve sourced some special rates for Club Marine members to get away from it all …enjoy!!

Go Fish Tours specialises in running year-round fishing tours to destinations where only the best fishing happens! They offer yacht-based trips in Mozambique, Seychelles, Madagascar and to land based operations in Angola. Providing the best operations with the best skippers and guides - you’re sure to be on the fish…

Go Fish personnel go beforehand to view the yachts, confirm transfers, meet the chefs and check other details. Their tour guides for each trip are specially selected for their experience, knowledge and suitability for the group.


So, get a party together and have the trip of your lives – at really good rates.

For more info please email or call 082 440 5985.

CMI Members - if you’re Bush lovers who want
a quick getaway – this is a great option!

Mabula Private Game Reserve, in Bela Bela:

  • One of Africa’s hidden secrets – a Big 5 Game Reserve just two hours
    from Johannesburg (on a tarred road).
  • Different accommodation options - for the perfect family escape.
  • A host of safari activities and an AstroTurf court with additional outdoor sports.
  • A luxury spa... perfect to de-stress!
  • Regular birding drives and walks for keen birders.

Package Includes

  • 2 night’s stay in a superior double room.
  • Dinner, breakfast and lunch daily.
  • 2 Game drives daily.

Package Excludes

  • All transport to/from the lodge.
  • All items of a personal nature i.e. drinks, curios, etc.
  • Conservation fee of R245 per vehicle, per stay.

* Minimum of 2 nights stay required
* Subject to availability.
* Block out dates apply. E&OE. T&C’s apply!

To access this great deal, email Hayley at and quote “Club Marine” in the subject line.

"Thank you very much for your prompt response. I really commend your professionalism and efficiency in this claim"

- Mpho Thubisa

"Thank you for your assistance. So good to deal with efficient people!"

- Eugene Potgieter

Contact us for more information about any of your short-term requirements:


After Hours / WhatsApp: 082 568 9344
Boat Assist: +27 102 115 790
Car & Home Assist: 0860 747 247

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