Professional Services – Page 4

  • MyBoat is designed to assist with the organisational side of boat ownership

    New digital online organiser for boat owners


    Insurance provider GJW Direct has launched a new website, aptly named MyBoat, designed to assist with the organisational side of boat ownership by storing all necessary documentation in one place.

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    Thomas Miller acquires Brookes Bell Group


    Thomas Miller, international provider of insurance services, has acquired marine and energy consultancy Brookes Bell Group for an undisclosed sum.

  • Wigan based Allied Insurance Services has launched Allied Marine

    Allied Insurance Services launches Allied Marine


    Wigan based Allied Insurance Services has launched Allied Marine, a new department dedicated to delivering insurance cover to businesses operating within the marine industry.

  • APA and delivery fees

    Spanish approach on APA and delivery fees


    Tax Marine Spain has outlined its view on the applicability of VAT on Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) funds and delivery fees, in accordance with Spanish tax regulations and existing legislation.

  • Benjamin Maltby

    Increasing expectations of clients


    Clients in just about every sector of industry have increasing expectations and with litigation and laws evolving, businesses rely on lawyers to give accurate advice and act on their behalf, writes Katina Read.

  • Tristan Lake will head the new London office of Pantaenius

    Pantaenius opens new London office


    Pantaenuis has 40 years’ experience in yachting insurance with worldwide subsidiaries established to support what the company terms growing and evolving areas of the yacht market.

  • Omni Capital Retail Finance has launched a marine division

    Marine division launched


    Omni Capital Retail Finance has launched a specialist marine division, aimed at retailers selling marine products up to £25,000 in value.

  • MY Mercedes

    Coleman Marine Insurance for Mercedes-Benz Style yacht


    YACHT INSURANCE: Coleman Marine Insurance has been chosen to insure the first Mercedes-Benz Style luxury yacht, writes Katina Read.

  • Barton's director Jo Pummery

    Complicated cases for Bartons


    COMPLICATED CASES: Solicitors often have to deal with contentious issues, whether it’s the death of a family member at sea, a serious injury sustained while at sea or the prosecution of a harbour authority for not installing sufficient safety equipment, writes Katina Read.

  • Pantaenius marketing director Anna Baum and MD Martin Baum

    Pantaenius revises its superyacht clauses


    AGREED FIXED VALUE: In the 1970s Pantaenius Yacht Insurance introduced the concept of an Agreed Fixed Value for superyachts, writes Katina Read.

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    Crisis service for superyachts


    CRISIS SERVICE: SocratesQ, the superyacht marketing agency, and Securewest International, global risk assessment and management firm, have launched a new crisis communications service for superyacht owners and management companies.

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    Have your say in the industry


    Join the Boating Business LinkedIn group; build your networking contacts across the industry and have your say on important matters that concern the industry and your business.

  • Martin Brown, Andrea Steel and Nigel McAllen

    Soc Gen opens in Lymington


    Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros (SGPB Hambros) has opened a new office on the South Coast in the coastal town of Lymington.

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    Insurance is now a premium industry


    The world of the insurance broker or agent has changed radically since the Financial Services Association (FSA) introduced its controls in 2005, says Peter Nash. And that change is very much for the better.

  • Tim Reynolds: ‘welcome to the past…’

    It really was better in the good old days…


    2009 witnessed great changes in the boat construction industry, says Tim Reynolds. They reflected the worldwide slump, the tightening of credit and its effect on individuals and businesses and attitudes to spending.

  • The lack of rain, leaks and high lock usage can increase the risk of grounding – Photo: Marco Belzoni

    Some risks you can insure against


    Regardless of which sector of this industry you work in, society is becoming more and more litigious, says Peter Nash. Some risks are out of our control and may end up in a dispute. Other risks can be protected by insurance.

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    Don't trip over a green shoot


    I have always subscribed to the view that if green shoots are to sprout (let alone if businesses are to bloom), then everyone needs a modicum of the ‘ Two Cs’ namely confidence and credit, says Peter Poland. And the marine industry is no exception.

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    Bishop Skinner Marine - protecting against the insurance gap


    Most people will recognise the Bishop Skinner name in association with yacht insurance. But what most don’ t know is that we also have a unique position in insuring marine based businesses as well.

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    2008 shaping up to be a good year...


    According to Ian Braham, head of Lombard Marine Finance, 2008 is shaping up to be a good year for business. ' There has been some rationalisation of the marine finance market recently, with some banks either withdrawing from the sector or reducing their activities but at Lombard, we continue to ...

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    Considering an exit?


    Oyster Marine and Musto, both privately owned businesses, have been sold to private equity groups in the last 12months.The marine sector is however characterised by the large number of smaller owner managed businesses, which are often not big enough to attract private equity buyers. So what are the common options ...