Loss prevention Loss prevention
Shipowners Loss Prevention service supports Members and their brokers in operational and technical matters.
Annual report 2014 Annual report 2014
Financial statements of the Club for the year ended 20th February 2014.
Yachtowners Yachtowners
Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
Our correspondents are located around the world Our correspondents are located around the world
Our correspondents are available to offer assistance and guidance to our Members wherever their trading operations take them.
Broking cpompanies Broking cpompanies
We work with more than 600 broking companies globally providing flexible P&I insurance to the owners and operators of vessels

Welcome to Shipowners

Shipowners’ has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities you face when operating your fleet, borne from 150 years of experience in providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, Legal Assistance and Defence cover and associated insurances.

As market leader, we insure over 33,000 small and specialist vessels across the globe. Every year, 95% of our members choose to stay with us, and our top 25 members hold an average of 24 years’ continuous entry; testament to our ability to serve members’ best interests and respond to changing needs.

We have a wide spread of members across a range of vessel types, operating sectors and geographical areas. This diversification delivers stability, allowing us to enjoy a strong balance sheet and A-rated financial security from A. M. Best and Standard & Poor’s.

Referred to as a P&I Club, Shipowners’ is one of thirteen Clubs which make up the International Group, insuring over 90% of the world’s tonnage.


Latest news and insight

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  • Oil pollution risk at Pointe Noire, Congo

    We would like to inform Members of the continuing problem of oil pollution in the port of Pointe Noire, Congo, and the subsequent risk of hull contamination.

  • Liquid cargo contamination

    We have recently experienced an increase in liquid cargo contamination claims, especially where the ‘First Foot Sample’ was found to be off-specification upon analysis.

  • GPS potential performance issues

    We would like to advise our Members of the potential threat that exists regarding failure of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) on vessels.

  • New Insurance Cover from The Shipowners’ Club to Protect Super Yacht Owners and their Crews

    In its latest response to specific market demand for insurance cover not formerly available The Shipowners’ Club has launched a policy for its high net worth super yacht client base to indemnify them against Seafarers Unpaid Wages Following Abandonment (SUWFA).

  • Give me five!

    The Club continues to see incidents where Members’ vessels drag anchor and either run aground or collide with other vessels in the vicinity.

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Financial Strength Rating. A- Excellent -- Standard & Poor's. A- Rating Strong