There’s nothing quite like the thrill of venturing out into open waters. However, with this freedom come the challenges and demands that superyacht ownership entails—from protecting the yacht and its crew, to providing cover for damage to third-party vessels.
Gallagher is a specialist insurance broker in the pleasure craft industry, providing bespoke insurance cover for some of the global top 100 superyachts, along with many of the UK’s leading marina and berth providers. Our professional, highly technical and discrete service appeals to our clients across all areas of the marine sector, whether private yacht owners, or businesses serving this unique sector.
What is covered in a superyacht insurance policy?
Superyacht insurance will typically include ‘all-risks’ cover for protection against physical loss or damage to the hull machinery and equipment, and a wide spectrum of third-party liability covers. Liability insurance can cover damage to other vessels and property, and injury to people both on board and off the yacht, including crew members.
Specific cover for the captain and crew includes personal accident cover and emergency medical expenses cover (with options to include elements of routine medical cover), and lump sum and/or weekly benefit payments in the event of specified injuries and/or death (crew welfare insurance).
Insurance cover for your yacht can extend to the vessel’s inventory, dinghies, accessories, fishing gear and personal effects. In addition, we can provide cover to protect your yacht when in build or undergoing an extensive refit programme, as well as whilst she is in transit.
Why choose Gallagher for your superyacht insurance?
Gallagher is a specialist in marine insurance, servicing a number of the most prestigious brands in the industry. We are able to negotiate terms from the specialist marine insurance market, with strong, long-standing relationships with some of the market-leading composite insurers and syndicates within the world renowned Lloyd’s of London, to create an insurance programme tailored for your specific requirements.
Our experience in managing international policies means that we can provide insurance protection, while ensuring the covers we offer are proactive to changes in regulation—helping to keep you up to date and compliant.
We also offer cover for a wide range of other pleasure craft, including motor cruisers, speedboats, narrow boats, RIBs and traditional sailboats. Please contact us for more information.
We take claims management on board
We will be there with timely advice and expertise in the unfortunate event of a claim, through our in-house claims team, available 24/7. Our claims specialists offer support throughout the process, helping resolve claims as quickly as possible—another reason why our clients put their trust in us.