Bishop Skinner Marine
Trusted insurance partner of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) for more than 30 years
We’re part of the Marsh McLennan family, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management with a 150-year heritage and an A- Fitch credit rating.
Who is Bishop Skinner Marine?
Simply put, we're super-specialists in boat insurance. We share our clients’ passion for boats of all shapes and sizes. We’re also passionate about sharing our specialist knowledge with clients and finding them the cover they need. From small crafts, dinghies, windsurfs and motorboats to yachts and even super-yachts – our policies are specially designed to meet the unique needs of our clients.
We always aim to provide outstanding customer service to every client, no matter what vessel they own. We actively listen and respond to client feedback and we’re always looking to invest in our colleagues’ development, technology and business processes.
Now more than ever, families and individuals are finding solace in sailing the oceans and waterways. The challenges of the pandemic, plastic waste and climate change have raised awareness and participation to record levels. This presents new and exciting opportunities for our team to support and enable our clients to share in these pleasures, whilst being protected and safe.
Meet some of our friendly crew
We’re proud of our dedicated team who has a combined insurance experience of over 185 years. Our team of friendly, responsive boat lovers is on hand to assist you with everything from supporting you to get a quote and buy via our website, giving you quality advice when you need it and there for you through the journey of a claim. Simply put, we are with you every step of the way.
I’ve always had a strong affinity with water-sports and I now enjoy spending my free time on my RIB in Devon with my family.
I have many years of retail insurance experience, with a background of supporting private clients with their complex insurance requirements. I combine my love for water-sports with my passion for providing great customer service to help our clients protect the assets that are most important to them.
With lots of marine insurance knowledge under my belt, I take great pride in providing specialist advice and service to our customers. Learning about a client’s vessel, their plans for the year and arranging the right protection for them gives me great satisfaction.
Snorkelling and stand-up paddle boarding is how I enjoy my time on the water.
With a strong background in customer service and marine insurance, I love speaking with our customers regularly and ensuring they’re confident with our service and expertise.
Bishop Skinner Marine encouraged me to develop a passion for delivering outstanding client service. When I’m not taking care of clients’ needs, I enjoy spending time with my family on my father-in-law’s narrow boat.
You’ll often find me under the water, scuba diving. I’ve completed over 70 dives around the world and I have a Powerboat level 2 and Dinghy qualifications.
I’ve worked in the boat insurance industry for many years, as both a marine underwriter and a broker. I really enjoy talking to members of the RYA about their boats and sharing in the excitement of their upcoming cruising plans!
Commercial Development Executive
I have a wealth of experience in marine trade insurance. I use the knowledge and expertise I have built up over the years to support commercial clients with their often complex insurance requirements. In an ever changing landscape, advice and risk management are paramount to getting the insurance programme right for our clients.
Client ManagerI thoroughly enjoy sailing my Dehler 34 and generally being around water in my spare time. This passion allows me to connect with our clients, understand their needs and arrange the right protection. I love following our long standing clients through their boat buying careers and being there to support them every step of the way.
Proactive, transparent, efficient and very professional. It was so good to be able to speak and email with a human being who was interested in what I wanted/needed, was able to provide sound advice, who responded to my requirements and who provided me with very good value. Well done and thank you!Patrick