Experts in marine insurance

Unbiased marine insurance advice, to ensure you've got the right insurance.


We have over 20 years experience
providing expert insurance advice.


Marine related clubs and their infrastructure, commercial enterprise.


Boat manufacturing building, repair and retail facilities.


Claims assistance, dispute resolution and specialised marine & recreational boat insurance.

About us

Helm Insurance was started by Damian Pugh to provide an unbiased advice service to boaties.

"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.

In April 2018, armed with this wealth of knowledge Damian formed Helm Insurance Services. As an Insurance Broker he acts for the policy holder, not the Insurer. Assisting clients to identify the best options available and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to marine insurance.

Whilst his speciality is marine insurance, Damian can provide advice on other classes of business

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How we can help?

Understanding what insurance, 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, fairly priced.

In addition, being part of the Steadfast Broking, Aviso & 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 Us?

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 your current insurance program and 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 an insurance brokerage service created by boaties for boaties.


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