Re: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance carriers

John Clanton <jclanton@...>


If you are interested in hearing about our positive experiences, please send me a note at clanton@... and we can discuss off line. 


On Aug 8, 2019, at 17:58, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

I’ll give a call...


On Aug 8, 2019, at 2:19 PM, John Clanton <jclanton@...> wrote:



I took delivery of my 55 in La Rochelle last year.  We took the same route as you are planning and received a very favorable quote from Pantaenius.  I have been very happy with Kerry Gonzales, a broker out of Florida, who represents different underwriters.  Her contact information is:


Kerry Gonzalez

AMG Insurance International

(772) 742-2401 Direct Dial

(317) 670-2112 Cell




John W. Clanton

S/V Devereux

Amel 55, No. 65

Currently in Nice, France


From: [] On Behalf Of Matt Salatino via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:39 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance carriers


Sorry to jump in on this thread....

We are taking possession of our Amel 50 in Sept.

We are searching for insurance now.

USA flagged, but cruising the Iberian Peninsula and the Med.

Thanks in advance...


On Aug 8, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I am assuming you are USA flagged?


I spent a lot of time on insurance after Pantaenius USA changed their Caribbean policy requirements to a point where it was just about impossible to comply.


If you are not planning on being anywhere near the Caribe during the season, try talking to Scott:


Scott Stusek | Vice President



500 Mamaroneck Avenue |Harrison, NY 10528 | United States of America

Tel. 443-569-7995 | Fax. 443-569-7996 | Cell 914-217-7991 |



Another option that may work for you is an awesome company called Novamar. It is an A-Rated insurance company with a really easy to understand policy. The contact is Chris. He is an independent agency who writes a lot of policies for Novamar.


Chris Boome Insurance Agency

LIC# 0A99058

751 Laurel Street #216

San Carlos, CA 94070

O: 650-517-3160  C: 650-464-0728


E-mail: chris@...



Both of the companies above will offer a stated value / declared value policies.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff


From: [] On Behalf Of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:42 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance carriers


Having been dropped by Travelers we are receiving quotes for coverage for East Coast US and Caribbean (not hurricane season). Age is apparently a factor in rates and Aletes is a 1998 hull. Received quote from IRSUS Inc./Aspen American Insurance Company for $4797 on hull value of $225,000 with 5% deductible. Does anyone have experience with this company?

Geico quote was $5808 with 4% deductible.


Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Chesapeake Bay

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