Yacht

One of the many joys of sailing is the sense of freedom your clients get from being exposed to the elements. But the uncertainty of being out at sea can also prove rather costly when things go wrong.

Our specialist yacht insurance is designed to protect your client’s vessel and crew against accidents, mishaps and third party liabilities. It helps to minimise loss and safeguard them against other vessels on the water. So, regardless of whether their yacht is used privately, raced competitively or managed as a commercial enterprise, they can enjoy all the freedom of the waves, without taking on unnecessary financial risks.

As well as teams operating from all of our regional hubs, we are also the lead Lloyd’s syndicate supporting the Lead Yacht consortium.

Why choose MS Amlin

  • Joined up thinking - Most of our team are sailors and have insight into yachts and first-hand experience of the issues your clients face
  • Access to experts - We give you direct access to people who can make instant decisions
  • Specialist underwriters - They take the time to fully understand your situation
  • Commercial consistency - Whether it’s a day boat or a mega yacht, you can expect the same high standards, and support
  • Product flexibility - Because no two yachts are the same, we can customise our cover to your individual requirements

Typical clients

  • Private owners
  • Commercial marine businesses
  • Corporate owners
  • Charter vessels

Products for all types of vessels

We have been insuring private and commercial vessels for many years now and cover everything from dayboats, to cruisers and super-yachts. As one of the world’s leading marine insurers, we understand the market better than most and are perfectly placed to tailor a package to your client’s unique requirements.

  • Worldwide cover
  • Global offices
  • Cover for private ownership, racing and commercial craft
  • Bespoke packages
  • Flexible options including all types of hull risk, accidental damage, fire, theft, third party liability and medical emergency cover

Local Underwriters and products

A great deal of our global yacht insurance is written through Lloyd’s in London – box number 060a. As one of the leaders in this market, we cover a full range of vessels and work closely with Lloyd’s brokers to provide a highly competitive and flexible service – including bespoke offerings and binding authorities.

In addition to our major presence in Lloyd’s, we have an additional site and centre of excellence in West Malling, supporting our retail brokers, cover holders and direct consumers. 

Specialities include:

  • Ocean going & inland pleasure craft
  • Small to mid-sized vessels
  • Super and Mega yachts 

If you need to insure a luxury yacht, we have a dedicated ‘lead yacht’ team based in the City of London. The team works as part of a consortium of specialist insurers, offering bespoke cover for all types of Super and Mega Yachts. The consortium is made up of some of the world’s leading insurers, who collaborate to provide tailored benefits and cover 100% of any risk. As a result, you get a first-class product, a highly competitive price and a world-class service. Typical benefits include Hull, Increased Value, War, Fixed Price P&I, Loss of Charter and Medical Cover for crew and guests. 

The support continues once cover is set up. Our dedicated Lead Yacht claims team is available 24/7 to support your clients’ needs. 

London & Lloyd's

Matt Halpin

Senior Yacht Underwriter

 

Visit us at Lloyd’s Box 060a

West Malling  

Ric De Cristofano

General Manager & Senior Underwriter

Keith Lovett

Senior Underwriter

Yacht & Marine Trade

Nigel Hawkes

Senior Yacht Underwriter

Operating from our bases in Rotterdam and Paris, our underwriting and claims experience in the pleasure craft market gives us a competitive edge in this field.

Our service proposition is equally impressive, aided by the fact that most of our team have a passion for sailing themselves. They understand what it means to be on the water and have first-hand experience of the challenges that people face. This insight means a lot to our customers and helps us to develop many long-lasting relationships.

Rotterdam 

Ron Van de Wal

Lead Class Underwriter

Yacht

Geeta Sampat

Yacht Underwriter

Paris 

Erwan Le Henaff

Yacht Underwriter

Our specialist team of Yacht underwriters based in Hong Kong and Singapore are on hand to support clients with a broad range of needs.  We provide extensive cover for almost any type of yacht, from dayboats, to cruisers and super-yachts.

Our service proposition is equally impressive, aided by the fact that most of our team have a passion for sailing themselves. They understand what it means to be on the water and have first-hand experience of the challenges that people face. This insight means a lot to our customers and helps us to develop many long-lasting relationships.
  

Hong Kong

Colin Sims

Yacht Consultant

Timothy Lee

Senior Yacht Underwriter

David Chan

Yacht Underwriter

Singapore

Er Jun

Regional Manager & Senior Underwriter

Asia

From our regional office in Dubai, we operate on a reinsurance basis to provide cover for a wide range of private yachts and commercial vessels.

Our service proposition is equally impressive, aided by the fact that most of our team have a passion for sailing themselves. They understand what it means to be on the water and have first-hand experience of the challenges that people face. This insight means a lot to our customers and helps us to develop many long-lasting relationships.

Alex Becker

Regional Manager & Senior Underwriter

Middle East

John Macaulay

Product Group Lead
Yacht

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