Lead Yacht

Focussed exclusively on the Super Yacht and Mega Yacht market, Lead Yacht is a leading insurance provider, supporting discerning clients and their bespoke vessels, wherever they are in the world.

About Us

Lead Yacht offers bespoke cover for all types of Super and Mega Yachts.

Currently we insure around 25% of the 200 largest yachts by overall length, in the world, so we are well placed to understand this unique market, and its discerning client base.

Based in the City of London, we are a uniquely experienced and dedicated underwriting and claims team working in partnership with a small number of specialist brokers to offer tailored cover to fit the precise requirements of each individual client and their yacht.

Lead Yacht is a trading name of MS AUS, and is led by MS Amlin, a leading insurer and reinsurer, and part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD. With a 300-year record and more than 2,400 people in 26 locations worldwide, MS Amlin delivers continuity for individuals and businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks.

Why us?

  • Bespoke cover
  • Dedicated and highly experienced yacht specialists
  • Over 50 years’ experience within MS Amlin alone, in the luxury yacht market
  • Specialist, in-house claims team with 24/7 availability
  • Lead Yacht is supported by A-rated insurers

To find out more information about Lead Yacht or to discuss a quotation, please contact your Lloyd’s broker.

Alternatively, please get in touch with:

Matt Halpin

Senior Yacht Underwriter
+44 (0)20 7746 1229

Lead Yacht

Our Cover

At Lead Yacht, we provide tailored protection for clients with yachts with an insured value from $10m upwards.

Lead Yacht covers up to 100% of any Megayacht or Superyacht risk insured with us.

Typical covers include:

  • Hull
  • Increased Value
  • War
  • Fixed Price P&I
  • Loss of Charter
  • Medical Cover for crew and guests.

For yachts and vessels with an insured value below $10m, please visit leading yacht insurer MS Amlin. MS Amlin operates a specialist yacht team from locations in the UK, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, covering private and commercial vessels.

To find out more about MS Amlin, to get in touch or learn how they can help, please click here.

Lead Yacht

Our Service

Luxury yacht owners and their brokers expect round the clock service and access to specialists, and this is exactly what we provide at Lead Yacht.

Our dedicated Super Yacht claims team is available 24/7 to deal with new or existing claims, or to answer any query you may have about your policy.

To get in touch with our Lead Yacht team please contact:

Matt Halpin

Senior Yacht Underwriter

+44 (0)20 7746 1229


Paul Wood

Yacht Underwriter

+44 (0)20 7746 1838


John Macaulay

Product Group Lead Yacht

+44 (0)20 7746 1172


For other speciality yacht or Marine Trade enquiries, please contact:

Keith Lovett

Senior Underwriter Specialty Yacht

& Marine Trade

+44 (0)17 3222 3637


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