July 20, 2016

About Us


Over 50 years’ experience in Yacht Insurance

Yachtsman Insurance Services was formed in 1999 as a dedicated Insurance Broker/Consultancy to the yacht industry, giving personal advice and service for yacht Insurance on a private and confidential basis to yacht owners.

Previously the Proprietor, Mr Keith Shepherd was the Manager of various Marine claim departments of International Lloyds Brokers for 14 years before forming Hunter & Shepherd Ltd in 1976 as a specialist Yacht and Superyacht Insurance Broker.
They had Agents worldwide with offices in all marinas from the French/Italian border to St Tropez.

This global company was sold in the 1980s, and KS joined an International Yacht Brokers and Management operation with offices in Mallorca, Spain, operating worldwide.

The “hands-on” approach gained by Keith Shepherd’s experience with Transatlantic crossings, Hobart-Sydney delivery, racing off-shore Class 1 yachts and owner of his own private yacht, has enabled our team to give a more rounded approach in the way we negotiate insurance contracts for our clients.

Yachtsman Insurance Services is associated with New World Marine Insurance Consultants Ltd (established 2001) a P&I specialist company, which strengthens their contracts for yachts entering the P&I Clubs and other Marine insurances.

This association has allowed Yachtsman Insurance Services, through NWM’s entry with the Financial Conduct Authority, to be regulated and protected by full Errors and Omissions Insurance.