4 March 2021

Insuring your boat after Brexit

By Paul Knox-Johnston Sales & Marketing Manager (Marine)


As we are all well aware, on the 1st January 2021, the Brexit transition period ended and for the first time the UK really experienced the new reality outside the EU.  Unfortunately, the financial services sector was not included within the trade deal struck at the eleventh hour and the whole sector is now in a state of flux with regard to dealing with EU related business.   If your boat has an EEA risk associated with it, insuring it has got slightly more complicated – luckily, we are on hand to smooth the waters for you!

Listen in to find out:

  1. How Brexit has affected boat insurance
  2. What the options are for insuring your boat after Brexit
  3. How to identify whether your boat has EEA or UK/Rest of world risk



Paul Knox-Johnston – Sales & Marketing Manager (Marine)

Leisure marine industry specialist with experience in a wide range of fields, from chandleries and marine finance, to boat charter and sales.  Paul joined Haven Knox-Johnston (MS Amlin at the time) in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since!  Boat Insurance is in Paul’s blood – his father, Chris, was the founder of Knox-Johnston Boat Insurance and formed Haven Knox-Johnston in 1992.


Tony Malkin – Senior Underwriter (Marine)

With 40 years of experience within the boat insurance sector, we are very lucky to have Tony as part of the HK-J crew.  Tony holds the RYA Powerboat level 1 and 2 and has sailed extensively on yachts ranging from 25ft to 75ft in the UK and further afield.  He also assisted Sir Robin Knox-Johnston with rebuilding Suhaili!


Karl Davis – Technical Claims Manager (Marine)

Karl was originally part of St Margarets Boat Insurance having joined them straight from school, they merged with Haven back in 2004.  He boasts over 40 years’ experience within boat insurance and has been a true stalwart of our highlight of our highly regarded claims team.



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