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Liability insurance for yacht owners, operators and managers
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The Shipowners’ Club has in-depth knowledge of the risks and liabilities you face when operating your fleet, borne from over 160 years of experience in providing Protection and Indemnity (P&I) cover, Legal Costs 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 an A rating from 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.


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  • Shipowners lead the market in defence cover

    The Shipowners’ Club provides more vessels with FD&D cover than any other defence insurer. We refer to our FD&D cover as Legal Costs’ Cover (“LCC”) and in addition to the standard cover available in the Rules, we have developed a range of tailored legal defence policies for yachts, fishing boats and passenger vessels.

  • Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy 2019

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Yacht Legal Costs Cover Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • Yacht Liability Insurance Policy 2019

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Yacht Liability Insurance Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

  • What keeps the claims team busy?

    It is no secret that the Shipowners’ Club is the leading provider of insurance solutions for smaller and specialist vessels. Currently the Club has over 33,000 vessels entered worldwide.

  • Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy 2019

    The Club is pleased to inform Members of changes to the Fishing Vessel Liability Insurance Policy for 2019. The changes will take effect for all policies incepting as from 20 February 2019.

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