Within the UK there is a collection of globally respected and highly experienced companies working away in the background covering areas such as registration, legal and insurance making sure the global fleet of superyachts can enjoy a peaceful life at sea.
AON GLOBAL YACHT PRACTICE
At Aon, the Global Yacht Practice combines a wealth of experience and market knowledge to manage insurance and risk. They look after a number of the world’s largest superyachts, yachts and pleasure craft on a global scale. Aon’s global reach and expertise brings together over 20 colleagues globally who focus on yacht risk management. The team work towards providing a personal service. They recognise the right blend of relevant experience and client service expertise to ensure that they are an extension of your team, always working with you to ensure suitable solutions and smooth delivery. This collaborative approach ensures every Aon client is better informed, better advised and able to make better decisions on a global and local level.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)788 037 5034
email [email protected]
or visit www.aon.com/industry-expertise/superyachts
RSA Insurance is one of the world’s longest-serving general insurance companies, with established businesses in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. In 2021, the former RSA Group Plc came under new ownership and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intact Financial Corporation, the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in Canada and a leading provider of global specialty insurance. In May 2023 they announced the expansion of the market-leading marine ofering and launch a new superyacht practice. The practice is led by Emily Grew, a Senior Yacht Underwriter, who has more than 15 years’ experience in insurance, the majority of this as a yacht specialist. She has worked for AIG, Miller Insurance Services, JLT Specialty and CRS Yachts. She moved to RSA from Chubb, where she was responsible for establishing and building out the company’s London Yacht Practice.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)7876 137 352
or visit www.rsainsurance.co.uk
THE ISLE OF MAN SHIP REGISTRY
The Isle of Man Ship Registry is one of the world’s leading registers of ships and superyachts. A British register providing the very best in service to its valued clients; it is the flag of choice for owners looking for quality and partnership from a Flag Administration. Based in ofces in Douglas, Isle of Man, the register is run by a team of professionals dedicated to providing the very best in service. Backed by sophisticated electronic systems, the register is able to register ships quickly and efciently to suit all time zones and has on-line systems to smooth the process for clients.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1624 688500
or visit www.iomshipregistry.com
MOORE STEPHENS BROKERS LIMITED
Since 2012, Moore Stephens Brokers Limited (MSB) has provided specialist and superyacht specific insurances covering hull and related risks, as well as insurance solutions for ofcers and crew such as life, accident, the well-established Superyacht Crew Medical Insurance Plan and the brand-new Superyacht Crew Medical Essentials Plan. The company’s success results from listening and responding to clients’ needs. And when it comes to insurance, it has to meet three fundamental criteria – it must be reliable, comprehensive and good value. In the event of a claim, a dedicated case manager works with all parties involved to provide personal, detailed advice in a timely manner. All case managers have over 10 years’ experience with MSB, which has an enviable renewal rate of over 98% year on year. There is no one policy fits all – and the company’s close relationships with intermediaries and specialist brokers ensure that they can refine cover which responds to your specific needs sourced from the most trusted underwriting groups in the world. By the way, Moore Stephens is changing its name to Moore Dixon at the end of September!
For more details Tel: +44 (0)1624 662020
or visit www.msbl.im
Asset law firm with particular expertise in the superyacht and private aviation markets. They provide full service legal support to the yachting and private aviation industries, acting for clients worldwide including the owners of some of the world’s largest and most iconic superyachts, leading shipyards, marinas, banks, insurers and other key industry service providers. The experienced team advise owners and industry stakeholders in the superyacht and aviation sectors on sale and purchase, construction, security, operations and management, registration, finance, leasing, ownership structures, insurance, refit, crewing, registration and much more. The dispute resolution specialists have extensive experience in high court litigation and arbitration covering a wide range of superyacht and aviation disputes spanning delivery/warranty, sale and purchase, customs/taxation, charter, personal injury, commission, enforcement and coverage disputes. Globally respected, Bargate Murray is ranked among the leading yachting and aviation lawyers worldwide, with a team of specialists are available to assist you with all of your yachting and aviation needs.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)207 7375 1393
or visit www.bargatemurray.com
The team at Preston Turnbull includes some of the leading litigators in the superyacht market, acting
across disputes involving yacht build projects and insurance issues, as well as charters, sales and broker disputes. The firm has acted in litigation involving some of the world’s largest and most iconic yachts and has particular expertise in handling disputes arising our of newbuild projects. The team is also experienced at advising on build contracts and charters in order to put deals together and advise on risk for buyers and builders, owners and charterers. Examples of notable superyacht work includes: Nobiskrug v Valla Yachts  – disputes arising out of the build of Sailing Yacht “A”. Arbitrations regarding warranty claims on luxury yachts, advice on build contracts for refit and newbuild superyacht projects, acting for insurers in relation to damage to superyacht at sea, acting for yacht brokers in relation to new build projects, representing yacht owners in defence of an LMAA arbitration commenced by charterers in connection with claims under a MYBA charterparty and much more. The team is lead by Tom Kelly and Marie Sundell.
For more details Tel: +44 (0)20 7119 1551
or visit www.preston-turnbull.com