• Background

    About Us

Topsail Insurance was launched in 1996 and since then has provided specialist Marine Insurance products to the sailing community.

Topsail provide cover to vessels cruising in UK and European Waters, as well providing cover for long distance passages and blue water cruising.

We are recommended by the Ocean Cruising Club, offering members discount, and also run a price match scheme for members of the Cruising Association (available with certain insurers). We also offer our specialist Yachtsman's Travel Insurance products to the World Cruising Club rally participants.

The company is operated by a team of dedicated staff who are highly knowledgeable in the field of boat insurance and travel insurance, with over 100 years of combined experience.

We understand the needs of sailors and the importance of flexible products, so we have created boat insurance and travel insurance products designed to meet the requirements of the boating community.

Our online quote and buy facility can cater for yachts, motorboats, inland craft, narrowboats, small sailing or motor craft and sailing dinghies cruising within the UK and Europe. Click here to get a quote.

Our Yachtsman's Travel, Jubilee Sailing Trust and Tall Ships Travel Insurance products are quick and easy to access online here and backed by Lloyd's of London underwriters.

Why Topsail?

  • Your call WILL NOT be held in a queue.
  • You WILL NOT be asked to push a succession of different buttons before reaching someone.
  • You WILL have a dedicated account handler, with others on hand when they are unavailable.
  • You WILL reach a member of our team who is as passionate about your next trip, passage or adventure as you are.

Chris McGowan

Managing Director

Robert Stevens


Ric De Cristofano

Director of Underwriting

Nigel Hawkes

Director of Operations

Laura Clothier

Head of Operations

Karen Barmby

Accounts Manager

Mollie Magrath

Travel Account Manager

Claire Froggatt

Senior Account Executive

Meaghan Reid

Account Executive

Lewis Parker

Account Executive

Samantha Fenn

Account Executive

Lindsay Lindh

Accounts Assistant

Helen Webster

Account Executive

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