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December 14, 2018

Prevention - On a collision course

Relatively small collision claims are generally the order of the day at Pantaenius. There is often contact between yachts in particular when manoeuvring in and out of berths in marinas, but fortunately this usually only results in very minor damage. If, however, there is a collision in open waters, it is generally a more serious matter. In the worst-case scenario, this results in a total loss and not infrequently also in personal injury. In fact, just a few generally known rules need to be observed in this respect.

Interview with Jackie Parry
September 28, 2018

Interview with Jackie Parry

We caught up with Jackie Parry, navigation advocate, sitting at a small desk in a building site caravan working frantically on marine navigation, in rural NSW.


Jackie, with her business partner Shelley Wright (founder of Women Who Sail Australia), via SisterShip Magazine are about to commence Coastal Navigation courses for anyone interested in safe passage making. The first course starts at the end of October at Lake Macquarie and is for women only. However, plans are afoot for more courses to a wider audience. Why have they undertaken such a huge project? Let’s find out.

July 05, 2018

We are moving

We`re off! Yes. We would love to be casting off our lines, and embarking on a grand world voyage like a lot of you. However, our jaunt from July 9, 2018, is just a little trip up the road from The Spit in Mosman, to Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

April 05, 2018

Which rock to turn over at the WWSA 2018 Gathering?

Funnily enough, unless you have been living under the proverbial rock itself, you’ll know that the Women Who Sail group (WWS) is a universal, and global success. So to make it even more important for you to attend this year’s Gathering at Port Stephens from 6-8 April 2018, Shelley Wright’s Women Who Sail Australia, together with Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance, are not going to take you wading through the rock pools.

Rigging Safety
April 04, 2018


A broken mast… undoubtedly one of the worst fears of any sailor. Over the past three years we have received multiple claims linked to failed rigging and masts. What is saddest about these stats is that the cause is generally found to be a small inexpensive part. In these cases the damage to the vessel could easily have been avoided.

Destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria
November 13, 2017

Hurricane Season 2017 - Field Report

It's been just over a month since the Caribbean and parts of Florida were hit by three of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded. IRMA and MARIA caused enormous destruction. In addition to housing and infrastructure, countless Yachts and Cruisers fell victim to wind and flood in the popular water sports areas. Pantaenius, one of Europe’s leading yacht insurance specialist employed a team of specilist surveyors from MCS – Marine Claims Service. The team travelled to the affected areas of the Caribbean and Florida as soon as the authorities allowed access. They arrived after IRMA had passed with one team uterlizing a large sailingn Catamaran as their movable base. Unfortunately with MARIA bearing down on this team they had to escaps south for a few days to avoid risking being an additional casualty. Their task was to assess damage to clients vessels and quicky determin how best to move forward to salvale and effect repairs. What they experienced on site, however, shocked the MCS team,...

Hold fast
November 06, 2017

Hold fast

You would not leave your vehicle in a car park with the windows down, the keys in the ignition, and full tank of fuel on board. Rain or vandals could damage it, let alone stolen, and then go on to cause all sorts of additional issues for a lot of other people. So it is not hard to see that you just would not leave your boat unattended swinging around on its anchor. You might say you can lock it up and head ashore, just as you would leave the car and head into the shopping centre, but they are not the same. There is no ‘P’ to move the gear selector to, and no handbrake to apply. There is far more of an onus on you to apply a reasonable common sense test, and ask yourself, am I really doing the best thing by all?

Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race
September 07, 2017

Pantaenius Newport to Coffs Coast Yacht Race - Family fun returns to the calendar!

On December 27th, for the very first time, Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will be the naming rights sponsor of a major yacht race in Australia. The return of the annual Christmas time race to Coffs Harbour is awaited by many looking for a shorter offshore race, which means you can be out and back before having to return to work.

Sydney International Boat Show 2017
July 19, 2017

Meet us at Sydney Boat Show 2017

We are excited to be back at the show from the 3rd – 7th of August 2017 – every day from 10am – 8pm.

What's that smell?
June 26, 2017

What's that smell?

A Pantaenius client was sitting on board his large flying bridge cruiser in her permanent berth at the marina. He was seated outside, aft, with the cockpit door closed, for it had been a little damp overnight. There was some early morning fog, but another sunny day was on the cards. The following is his account of a harrowing series of events.