Yacht Safety


The Club is often approached by yacht owners and managers for advice on yacht specific matters. To assist our Members with preventing incidents and to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we have produced a range of helpful materials and advice that also relates to claim experience. The majority of claim types experienced on board yachts consist of crew injury (44%), crew illness (28%) and navigation incidents (13%)*.

Implementing risk assessments Risk assessments for passenger vessel operations
ISWAN for Seafarers app Yacht Crew Help
Safety Culture Guidance on anchoring
Navigation resources Weather forecasts, safe passage and safe berths


Additionally, 50% of yacht claims with a value in excess of USD 500,000 have been due to fires on board*.

Podcast: Yacht electrical fires Yacht fire safety awareness while docked in a marina
Fire mitigation and safety practices

*Yacht claims data for policy years 2014 to 2021.


Recognising that specialist advice may be needed, the Club produces and collaborates with industry experts to produce guidance on yacht specific topics.

Superyacht aviation considerations Yacht FAQs
Yacht bunker checklist Safe means of embarkation and disembarkation
Poster: Enjoy your time on board