Marine Insurance

Marine Insurance

Islands improves offering for Channel Islands’ marine industry

Islands are now able to provide commercial fishermen, marine traders, and all pleasure boat owners with a wider range of insurance options.

The local insurance brokerage have been appointed the Channel Islands' sole representative for marine trade commercial package policies with leading marine underwriters, MS Amlin.

Jim Purkiss, Islands' Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We now effectively have a hotline to specialist pleasure, commercial vessels and marine trade underwriters and the claims department of a market-leading marine insurance company, which means that we are able to enhance our already excellent customer service. We can offer a wider range of insurance options and products, and if something does happen and a claim is made, we can be more responsive to customer claims, ensuring that stress and disruption is minimised.

“This is an excellent opportunity to develop our business relationship with MS Amlin - in particular in the yacht environment to complement the new arrangements in non-marine classes.”

MS Amlin Marine Trade Combined Commercial Packaged Policy is only available via a limited and select panel of brokers active in this environment and the appointment as MS Amlin’s sole representative was in recognition of Island’s specialist expertise, Mr Purkiss said.

"I have personally been involved in marine insurance for more than 25 years and Steve Dole, Islands’ Commercial Manager, has been involved in the marine and insurance industry for all his working life. Steve has vast boating and marine insurance experience starting out in life as full time fisherman and commercial skipper and he has also been a member of the RNLI lifeboat crew. Islands are delighted that our skill and knowledge has led us to being able to work so closely with such a major player in the marine insurance industry.”

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