Greetings fellow boaties – I just love Manly in the morning… a lot of boats, a lot of marine infrastructure – it’s a magnificent sight.
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Helm Insurance Services is a marine insurance broker established in 2018 by Damian Pugh to provide an unbiased advice service to boaties. Helm acts for the policyholder, not the Insurer. We assist our clients in identifying the best options available and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to marine insurance.
In July 2020, Shelly Aisthorpe came onboard bringing with her 20+ years experience in the industry. This further strengthened our ability to find you the best possible insurance policy that meets your individual needs.
“I was fortunate enough to start boating at an early age and, like many other boaters, it became a life-long passion and career,” Damian says.
Whilst Helm’s speciality is marine insurance, Damian, Shelly and the team can provide advice on other classes of business. Our network of insurance providers gives us the ability to pick and choose what policies are best suited to any particular client.
How Can A Marine Insurance Broker Help You?
Understanding what cover you need can be rather complex. If you get it wrong, it has the potential to be devastating.
This is where Helm Insurance can provide a point of difference. Our understanding of the marine industry combined with our extensive underwriting and claims knowledge, enables us to negotiate with insurers on your behalf to secure the best possible cover at a competitive rate.
In addition, being part of the Aviso Group, Steadfast Broking & CQIB networks provides us with access to both local and international insurers, most of whom provide coverage over and above what can be sourced if you dealt directly with Insurers.
Why Choose Helm Insurance Services
Put simply we know boats, we are on your side, and provide independent advice on identifying the pitfalls and knowing those long policy wordings through and through. We will undertake a review of your current insurance program and your specific needs.
We will prepare & research your requirements in preparation for presenting your insurance submission, negotiate with insurers and then speak to you the options available and our recommendations for your consideration.
Helm Insurance Services is a marine insurance brokerage service created by boaties for boaties. Our goal is your satisfaction and we will work tirelessly to find you the best possible policy. If you are renewing your policy and would like an obligation free review please contact us.
Helm Sailboat Insurance
No matter if you use your sailboat for racing or a relaxing cruise down the coast, Helm can find you the right sailboat insurance policy.
Marine Business Insurance
If your business is based on the water we can help find you an insurance policy to cover all the bases and protect you and your staff.
Commercial Marine Insurance
Helm can assist you in finding an insurance policy that provides complete protection for your vessel, your staff and your clientele.
The question is actually far more detailed than “does your policy provide cover for competing in yacht races?”
Insurers are increasingly insisting on more frequent surveys being provided to confirm a boat’s general condition.
Understanding what insurance cover, you need for your Boat can be complex, particularly as boats generally are very diverse assets