Pantaenius Jewel in the Crown for Superyacht Owners

February 11, 2011

Pantaenius, Europe's leading provider of recreational and pleasure craft insurance is pleased to announce the release of a new All Risk insurance product for Superyachts valued at over 5 Million Euros (€5m).

Pantaenius has a proven and well deserved reputation for innovation in the field of marine insurance and has released a new All Risk policy for Superyachts.  The new policy has been designed in-house drawing on over 35 years of experience in this specialist market sector with the intention of simplifying the often patchwork wording of the commonly used forms.  The new All Risks product is easy to understand and clear in its wording with none of the ambiguities found in comparative products.  The new product is based on English Law and is being translated into German Law for wider roll out across Europe.

One of the major benefits of the new All Risk product is that it makes it easier for Superyacht Owners, Captains, Managers and Lawyers to understand what is covered and what is not at a glance, and without the need for tiresome cross referencing.  In developing the policy the focus was on ensuring the highest level of cover, an easy to read layout and simple wording.  Amongst others, the following are examples of the afforded benefits:

a. Consequential Loss arising from wear and tear is covered.  This is normally an exclusion in most comparative products but such an exclusion does not fit with the Pantaenius philosophy of finding ways to pay claims and not avoid them.  A Total or Partial Loss where the cause is a worn fitting would not be a valid reason to avoid a claim.

b. There is an Agreed Fixed Value which is incontestable and not subject to charge of underinsurance.  This is a core Pantaenius value that has driven the Company for over 40 years.

c. There are no financial deductions in the application of ‘new for old’.

d. There is no Due Diligence clause.  Such a clause is found in comparative products. Pantaenius’ insurers cannot decline a claim citing Due Diligence as the proximate cause.

e. The new All Risk policy carries the highest monetary values available for additional cover.  Such additional cover includes, accommodation costs, fine art, ship’s cash, towing and emergency support, search and rescue costs etc.

f. Extended Third Party Liability cover includes liabilities extended to crew and guests.

The new Pantaenius All risk policy for Superyachts is a refreshing development in the Superyacht sector. 

Notes for Editors:

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance Pantaenius has been arranging insurance cover since 1899 and has grown into a world class enterprise.  Specialization in the area of yacht insurance ensued after the division of the company in 1974 into the independent Pantaenius GmbH & Co. KG, an expert broker of yacht insurance, and Pantaenius Versicherungsmakler GmbH, which provides cover in the traditional areas of personal and corporate insurance.

Over 200 employees are focused on delivering excellence in the field of yacht insurance across 8 offices in Europe and the USA, with a further office due to open in Australia in 2011. Business is transacted in 9 languages. 

The hands-on sailing experience of key staff, combined with specific training in insurance, ensures that your requirements are handled with professionalism and understanding. A particular feature is the ability to provide for long distance cruising supported by a network of experienced surveyors and a 24-hour emergency claims help-line manned by Pantaenius’ own staff. The Pantaenius products are designed by yachtsmen with yachtsmen in mind, unique to the Company and provide more flexible and comprehensive cover for sailing and motor yachts of all values.

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Contact Details

Superyacht Enquiries:

Pantaenius UK
Ross Bailey 
Superyacht Sales Team
Tel: +44 (0) 17 52  22 36 56
Mob: +44 (0) 75 00 04 20 41

Pantaenius Monaco
Michelle Van der Merwe
Superyacht Sales Team
Tel: +377 97 98 43 42
Mob: +377 6 80 86 90 99

Pantaenius Germany
Bjorn Burkert
Superyacht Sales Team
Tel:  +49 40 37 09 11 75
Mob:  +49 16 32 66 33 02

Media Enquiries:

Margit Bursinski
Marketing Manager
Tel: +49 40 37 09 11 12 
Mobile: +49 16 32 66 33 11