Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)


Hi Mark I have use them ,Bill,  for eight years for my total circumnavigation
Tom Deasy Aphrodite 
Maramu 125

On Feb 11, 2021, at 8:18 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia


From: [] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)




We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.




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On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark


I’m using them


My email is johnhayes862@... 


Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct



John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz

On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.


I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.


With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia


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