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


Click here for Contacts




About 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 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 (Mobile Marine Tradesman only)


Risk Appetite

Marine Trade:

We look to insure a range of trade sectors including;

Boat Builders; 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; Workboat Fleet Operators.

Boat Clubs:

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) 

Mobile Marine Tradesman:

This is a product designed for UK based mobile marine tradesmen covering Public/Product Liability and Legal Expenses insurance.

Cover can be offered to the following trades:
Boat Repairs; Maintenance; Mooring Operators; Painting; Riggers; Sailmakers; Tuition; Valeting; Yacht Surveyors; amongst other things.

Policy Documents: (click on document name to open)

Marine Trade Key Facts –– Marine Trade Enquiry Form
Boat Club Key Facts –– Boat Club Enquiry Form
Mobile Marine Tradesman Key Facts


Meet the Team

Tony Harris
Head of Marine Trade
T: +44 (0)1905 382448
Emma Colbourn
Marine Trade Underwriting Manager
T: +44 (0)1202 039781
Meagan Ruof
Marine Trade Underwriter
T: +44 (0)1202 039783
Darren Billington
Marine Trade Development Manager
T: +44 (0)1202 039782
Adam Barratt
Assistant Marine Trade Underwriter
T: +44 (0)1202 039789