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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.

Trauma and triage of Debbie
June 26, 2017

The trauma and triage of Debbie

For Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance, Tropical Cyclone Debbie was very much a case of careful and considerate triage and trauma management. There were raw emotions to deal with, which required large amounts of compassion. So what was it like through their eyes, both as the first team on the ground, and in an office where the phone rang white-hot?

Pantaenius at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2017
May 16, 2017

Pantaenius at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2017

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show takes place from 25 to 28 May 2017 at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Pantaenius will be on the spot.

Pantaenius Australia is looking for a new Claims Handler
May 15, 2017

Love boats! Enjoy problem solving? This may be the right career opportunity for YOU!

Pantaenius is an international family business. You'll join a small professional team, passionate about the boating industry. With a focus on teamwork your voice will be heard, recognised and rewarded. We believe that Company goals can only be achieved through a committed, enthusiastic & collaborative team.

At the Pantaenius NSWGFA Interclub, the crowd always builds just after dinner to see the range of creatures and applaud the anglers.
March 22, 2017

There is always something to learn...

Did you know that Marlins have a gland near their eye that secrets a special oil that is thought to make them even more slippery through the water? Until about a year ago, no one did! Also, did you know that the Oceanic White Tip Shark has special sensory structures in its head that act like a natural GPS utilising the earth’s geomagnetic field to locate itself in our vast oceans as it travels around the globe? Bet you didn’t.

Safe Anchoring
March 22, 2017

Safe Anchoring

Undoubtedly this is one of the things we all think we do well, but a few aide memoirs and prompts can never go astray. Indeed they can help you to have a great time boating, no matter where you go or what you like to do. Ultimately it is more than essential part of your seamanship, it keeps you, your crew, vessel and those around you out of harms way.