Re: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy


One more to Mr Geofrroy de Lasse, France. My insurance company is Groupama.

Atica Amel 54

2012/10/22 Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...>


I use the same French insurance as Bill (S/V Bebe SM2K #387)
They have a program especially for Amel.
I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--- On Mon, 10/22/12, Richard Piller <richard03801@...> wrote:

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:30 PM

We use Al Golden of Jack Line here in the US A for all oceans insurance
his email is mail@...
phone: 1 (410) 827-3757

Richard on SM 209 for sale in Annapolis 603 767 5330

From: amelliahona <no_reply@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy

I have had my Amel SM insured with Lemma Insurance (Lemma Europe Insurance
Company) through Bill Coats at Offshore Risk Management of Florida. On 17
Oct 2012 I received an eMail from Offshore Risk Management indicating that
Lemma Europe is in liquidation and that, while my policy is in force, there
is a strong possibility that there be insufficient funds to pay future


I have roughly 1/4th of my annual $US 6,500 premium tied up in this now
bankrupt company.

I would welcome any thoughts from the readership on different brokers or
insurance companies. I feel like I need to secure alternative insurance
soon, just in case. I think I will go with a USA company since things look
so bleak for Europe right now (not that they are all that great for the

My boat is on the hard in a cradle in Jolly Harbor Antigua. We have kept
the boat in the hurricane box for each of the last 6 years. The one time we
brought the boat out of the box was to Florida where we had 3 hurricanes
come close, one within 60 miles of our boat, while there. We finally went
back to the Caribbean where we have felt safer from hurricanes.

Thanks for your input.

Gary Silver
Amel SM 335

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