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Markel International to Partner with Yacht Insurer Pantaenius

Markel International, the specialist insurer, will partner with Pantaenius GmbH, the European yacht insurance provider, to strengthen and broaden the capabilities and services that together they provide their clients globally. Through offices across Europe, the U.S. and Australia, Pantaenius has …

Specialty Program Group Launches Flagship Marine Underwriters

Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), an insurance holding company for specialty underwriting facilities, has launched Flagship Marine Underwriters, a new yacht and charter recreational marine underwriting facility. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Flagship specializes in global underwriting facilities for yacht, …

SafeWaters Underwriting Managers Adds Yacht Insurance Capacity Through Everest

SafeWaters Underwriting Managers (SafeWaters) has expanded its capacity for yacht insurance with Everest National Insurance Company. SafeWaters now provides physical damage coverage and P&I for yachts ranging in value from $100,000 to $25 million. According to Jorge Pecci, CEO of …

ArgoGlobal Appoints Montellier as Yacht Underwriter

ArgoGlobal announced the appointment of Karen Montellier as yacht underwriter. She takes up the role with immediate effect and will report to Michael Thompson, hull and yacht class underwriter. Montellier brings more than 25 years’ experience in the marine sector …

Brit Launches Lutine Yacht Consortium with Capacity of $250M

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer, announced the launch of a new Lloyd’s consortium for yachts, called the Lutine Yacht Consortium. The consortium has a capacity of $250 million, offering 100 percent Lloyd’s security to insure motor and sailing vessels …

Beazley Launches Pleasure Craft Cover on E-Trading Platform

Beazley, a specialist marine insurer, announced that its custom pleasure craft insurance is available to quote and bind via the myBeazley online risk platform. Beazley pleasure craft policies cover a wide range of vessels, from small boats to luxury yachts, …

Towergate Forms £30M, 5-Year Partnership with Yacht Specialist N&G (Zurich Unit)

Towergate and Navigators & General (N&G), a part of the Zurich Group, have signed a strategic partnership under which N&G will provide capacity and expertise for Towergate Marine products. Towergate Marine provides insurance for around 25,000 pleasure crafts including super …

Novamar Insurance Launches Yacht Coverage for U.S. Boaters Heading to Cuba

Novamar, a specialist in the marine and yacht insurance segment, now offers a policy for U.S.-flag yachts navigating Cuban waters. Most vessels $50,000 in value or greater are eligible for coverage. Cuba endorsement premiums start at only $500.00. The limit …

Insurance Brokers Say Series of Superyacht Fires Likely Coincidence

It started with a puff of smoke, seeping slowly into the clear and sunny St. Thomas air on a mid-March afternoon. “I went into a meeting, and when I came out, it was very on fire,” recalled Ryan Nichols, who …

XL Catlin Expands Yacht Insurance Risk Appetite

XL Catlin, the official insurance partner of the America’s Cup, has expanded its appetite to insure yachts of all sizes. According to Richard DeSimone, chief underwriting officer of Marine in XL Catlin’s Americas region, the bringing together of the Catlin …