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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.


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 32,000 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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  • Reminder of precautions while loading oil on board

    The Club has continued to record a significant number of oil pollution claims that have occurred during cargo and bunkering operations.

  • Moving beyond the mutual approach and ETC

    As a mutual P&I Club specialising in providing a liability insurance solution to smaller and specialist vessels, we are aware that many owners wish to access the value-added benefits associated with being a member of a P&I Club but, due to their particular operations, prefer the premium approach adopted by the commercial market, which charges fixed premiums with no exposure to supplementary or overspill calls.

  • The Shipowners’ Club reports steady half year results despite challenging market conditions

    The Shipowners’ Club, the leading P&I insurer in the smaller and specialist vessel sector, has reported financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. The Club recorded a 99.3% combined ratio, demonstrating the small margins to which it always works.

  • Ballast Water Management convention – guidance and FAQS

    Adopted in 2004 the Ballast Water Management, BWM Convention (the ‘convention’), is the International Convention for the control and management of ship’s ballast water and sediments. The aim of the convention is to remove, render harmless or avoid uptake or discharge of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens within ballast water sediments by mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes (either singularly or in combination).

  • Loss Prevention release guidance for yacht owners

    The Club has developed a new publication for the owners of yachts, developed in response to claims and addressing concerns raised by Members.

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