Since hundreds of years mankind is using ships to bring goods from A to B. Shipping gives us greater mobility than travel over land, whether for trade, transport or the capacity for fishing. Without shipping it would be impossible to have international trade between the world’s major economies. But Owning and Operating a ship is challenging and comes with uncertainties. One of those uncertainties is not knowing what the ship is doing at any moment.
Protection of your interest and assets is therefore vital and is achieved by taking out marine insurance policies
The life cycle of a ship starts at a shipyard. The keel is laid and the build starts. Sections are made and these are welded together. The ship is gradually showing her beauty. After an average of one year, she is christened, launched and delivered to her owners. Between the launching and delivering, she has her sea trials to experience how she behaves once she is on the sea
Once a ship has floated, it is officially a ship. She needs to sail and therefore chooses to meet the sea. She takes her cargo on board, sails from the port and brings the cargo safely to her destination. The vessel may encounter rough seas, storms, pirates, or other dangers along the way, but she will find her port of discharge. In the meantime the crew is working hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Freedom, adventure, having fun and socializing with boating friends. But also painting, sanding, polishing, dismantling and assembling. Working hard to keep the boat in good condition to enjoy the most beautiful moments on the lakes, in the Carib or during an Atlantic Crossing.
Asking costs nothing and if you need any information about our company or our services, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also find information about us and our solutions in the Frequent Asked Questions section on our website.
We are insurance specialists with ‘Marine Insurance DNA’. We all have our specific experience knowledge and talents. Combine this and you have a professional team that meets all the requirements of a good marine insurance broker. Communication lines with us are short, so decisions can be taken extremely quickly. We do not have a computer that says “no”. We are always ready to deliver the right solution for your needs.
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