Marine Trade

We offer a specialist range of tailored products for the UK based marine trade industry and water based sporting clubs risks.

Our range of products include:

Marine Trade

We have a dedicated marine trade underwriting team based in Poole, Dorset. Our highly experienced underwriters have been writing this type of business for over 20 years.

We offer a dynamic policy schedules, wordings and enquiry forms, a dedicated marine claims team, specialist yacht surveys nationwide via our network and access to our client focused risk management surveyors.

We work closely with specialist marine brokers, commercial insurance brokers and Lloyd’s brokers to provide bespoke cover appropriate to their customers’ requirements.

Our cover can include:

  • Material damage to Buildings, Business Equipment, Electronic Business Machines, Yard and Lifting Plant, Moulds & Moulds Tools and Marine Installations (Pontoons, Jetties etc)  including Marine Impact cover.
  • Business Interruption
  • Goods In transit
  • Money
  • Fidelity Guarantee
  • Loss of Licence
  • Defective Title
  • Employers’ Liability
  • Public Liability (including consequences of defective workmanship  and cover for damage to customers’ vessels in your Insureds’ custody or control)
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Accident
  • Marine cover for stock boats, own work boats, hire fleets
  • Builders Risks for Vessels in the course of construction
  • Legal Expenses

Marine Trade Risk Appetite:

We look to insure a range of trade sectors including;

  • Boat Builders – from Surfboards to Super Yachts
  • Boat Sales (new and secondhand)
  • Boat Brokerages
  • Boat Repairers
  • Boat Yards
  • Marinas (inland and coastal)
  • Harbour Commissioners
  • Small Ports
  • Mooring providers
  • Marine Equipment manufacturers, sales , distributors and repairers
  • Hire Fleet operators (inland and coastal)
  • Training Schools / Charities
  • Sea Schools
  • Vessel Charter Operators
  • Workboat Manufacturers (sales, service, repairs)
  • Workboat Fleet Operators

Boat Clubs Risk Appetite:

We can also offer water-based sporting clubs with defined members a sports and social type commercial combined wording with marine covers for club boats including the RYA required Tuition Indemnity under the PL section.

Our club cover can be offered to the following clubs:

  • Sailing
  • Yacht
  • Motorboat
  • Rowing
  • Gig
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Ski
  • Waterski
  • Windsurfing
  • Disabled Sailing (Sailability)


Emma Colbourn
Marine Trade Underwriter
T: 01202 039781
M: +44 (0) 7515797150
Meagan Ruof
Marine Trade Underwriter
T: 01202 039783
Adam Barratt
Assistant Marine Trade Underwriter
T: 01202 039789