It all started with a little sail around the globe

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Our History in 1600

Check out our milestone dates to see where we’ve come from and where we’re heading


Sir Robin wins Times Golden Globe Race on his Bermudan ketch ‘Suhaili’, a world-first. He’s awarded a CBE, and receives his first UK Yachtsman of the Year award.


Boat insurance provider Haven founded, managed by Murray Lawrence and Partners.


Knox-Johnston Insurance brokers, founded by Sir Robin’s brother Chris, acquired by Murray Lawrence and Partners to form Haven Knox-Johnston.


Sir Robin is knighted – and receives his second UK Yachtsman of the Year award.


Merger of Angerstein and Murray Lawrence completed to form Amlin.


Amlin acquires St Margarets, a popular yacht and pleasure craft brand.


At 67 years old, Sir Robin comes fourth in class in the Velux 5 Oceans Solo around the World Race, setting a record as the oldest yachtsman to complete a round-the-world solo voyage. He receives his third UK Yachtsman of the Year Award.


Both Amlin businesses, Haven Knox-Johnston and St Margarets, merge under the Haven Knox-Johnston brand.


Sir Robin comes third in class in the Transatlantic race – and receives his fourth UK Yachtsman of the Year Award!


From September, Haven Knox-Johnston starts trading as MS Amlin.


Haven Knox-Johnston is back – with new owners Aston Lark, and a lot of excitement for the next chapter.


Aston Lark acquired by Howden in a significant takeover deal bringing many parts of the marine insurance world together


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