Around the world we have teams of Marine Hull underwriting specialists working from offices in London, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and the US. We work with both Lloyd’s and non-Lloyd’s brokers to ensure that the client receives the most suitable cover for their risk.
Expertise in Marine Hull
Catlin is one of the largest London based Hull underwriters, both by premium and individual risk capacity and has written this class of business since it began underwriting in 1985.
We are acknowledged as leaders in hull and its related classes and lead almost half of the business that we write. We offer flexibility and availability to brokers, together with fast response times and an excellent claims service.
Marine Hull risks
The perils to which a ship is exposed to are many and varied; some are related to the quality of the ship itself and its operating environment, others to the quality of its management and crew.
Our policies cover ships worldwide against risks of physical loss or damage together with limited collision liability cover.
We write a broad range of sub classes, notably hull & machinery, increased value, builders’ risks, yachts, marine property and mortgagee’s interest. We insure vessels of all sizes, from small craft to the largest ocean going ships.
Construction risks are written, ranging from short refits to the building of giant cruise liners and military vessels.
War risks are also led and we have in-house specialist risk analysis, enabling us to provide cover to some of the most hazardous territories.