Y Yacht Insurance. Who are we?

Y@Limited was called Shearlangstone Brokers Limited until 1999. The company provided the services of its managing director and owner Barrie Sullivan to Pantaenius UK Ltd and to international Admiralty Courts as an expert insurance witness.

The trading name for Y@Limited, Y Yacht Insurance, was established in January 2011.

Barrie left the army as an officer helicopter pilot and started his insurance career with a national insurance broker in 1972. He has owned and skippered his own boats since 1975. Racing experience includes Fastnets and successfully racing his home built 27 footer in the 1982 "Two Handed Round Britain and Ireland Race". Extensive cruising includes skippering his 46ft ketch twice across the Atlantic.

In 1990, on behalf of German share holders, he started Pantaenius UK Limited. He supervised the development and growth of this high profile yacht insurance business as managing director for seventeen years.

Your immediate contact with Barrie and the team is Claire Froggatt (Miss) the "Business Coordinator". She was a Graduate Member of the Institute of Legal Executives in her previous life but is called Jack (of all trades) in the company as she is able to assist in most matters. Email Claire on y@why.uk.com

Barrie Sullivan sponsored by the English Tourist Board sailing his home built UFO 27 in the 1982 Two Handed Round Britain and Ireland Race.
  Y Yacht Insurance was created to fill a gap in the UK and international yacht insurance markets. There is a misconception that, in the event of a claim, the Claims Department of the insurance provider represents the client. This is rarely the case anymore. Claims Departments invariably represent the underwriters of the policy.
We will represent our clients in the event of a claim.

A team of insurance and claims experts will assist Barrie who will retain a personal hands on approach in looking after clients.

Marine/Yacht insurance is unique and different to other forms of insurance.
Y Yacht Insurance only specialises in yacht/motorboat insurance and associated risks - we are not general insurance brokers. We only do what we do best.


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