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We're only happy when you are. So it's particularly pleasing when we hear from our clients. 

Here's what some of them had to say about us:

"I wanted to drop you a quick note to express my gratitude for your support during my recent claim. With full payment being made within days of the claim I have not been left out of pocket or out of the water. I am thoroughly impressed, a happy customer and with this service I have no reason to ever look elsewhere for my boat insurance!"

Stef R, London


“To get claims assistance on a Saturday and explain your ill fated experience, which included the support of the Spanish Rescue Service, is of tremendous help. Within an hour they contacted their local agent who met and advised a quality yard to carry out comprehensive repairs. The attention I received from start to finish was painless for which I am most grateful. Thank you Bishop Skinner.”

Keith Musto


“Bill Southgate of Bishop Skinner has managed my Marine policies for probably 30 years and in 2009 demonstrated my faith in his management.

Shortly after launching from the winter layup, we were struck by lightning at our berth at Mercury Marina, and everything electronic, electrical with a coil, equipment on top of the mast died.

By the time Bill had organised that to be replaced we were leading a race in over 30knots of wind close to the finish line in the Swan European Championships and broke our mast! Before we reached the Marina, I had given Bill the news that he had some more work!

The insured vessel was my Swan 56 and my other involvement with Bishop Skinner is as Chairman of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy where on a competitive basis they manage all our insurances.”

Edward Leask, Chairman of Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy


“We took out Bishop Skinners Travel insurance because it would help get the boat home if I was injured. On a holiday to Arizona at the fantastic White Stallion Ranch my wife fell off the horse in the desert. The insurance policy Bishop Skinner arranged paid for our extended stay and Hospital bills then flew a nurse out to accompany Helen home first class plus chauffeur car door to door. When I was in trouble they really came through leaving me concentrate on caring for my wife, fantastic service.

Having had great service from Bishop Skinners RYA travel policy, I took up their Yacht policy, the cost was refreshingly less expensive than others. Having been warned you get what you pay for when you need to claim I hoped that would not be so. On a wild night in the Caribbean our 47 foot yacht struck an object and was holed sinking some six hours later. Bishop Skinner had no way of knowing if we had lost the boat as there was no boat or bits to see. They diligently investigated the claim, very speedily and the insurance policy they arranged paid out everything we had insured in full. They then insured us for the replacement what more can I say, they did what it said on the tin and more.”

Paul Glavin