Who Are We?

We are Topsail Insurance, Brighton-based marine insurance specialists who have insured the UK and the worldwide sailing community with yacht, craft, ship and dinghy travel insurance for nearly 20 years. We are proudly the preferred insurance providers for the prestigious Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) and have an active involvement with the Blue Water Section of The Cruising Association.

Topsail is an insurance agency that specialises in cruising areas worldwide and we insure boats in the UK, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Pacific Regions, South East Asia, Australasia, Antarctic and the North West Passage.

Robert Stevens and Chris McGowan own the company and are backed by a team made up of dedicated employees who are highly knowledgeable in the field of boat insurance and travel insurance and are equipped with top quality customer service experience to understand the needs of our clients.

Click here for details of our yacht, motorboat, sailing dinghies, small craft, inland boat and narrowboat insurance products.

Alternatively click here for a no obligation quote for our Yachtsman’s Travel Insurance or Tall Ships Travel Insurance which are backed by Lloyd’s of London underwriters.


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Tall Ships / Sail Training Travel Insurance

If you are travelling on a Tall Ship or Sail Training Vessel and require Travel Insurance for your trip

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Yacht Charter Excess Waiver

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Are you an OCC member?

Topsail are the preferred insurance providers for the Ocean Cruising Club

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Cruising Association

Topsail are an approved insurance partner of The Cruising Association

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British Marine Federation

Topsail are the proud winners of the BMF 2015 Training and Development Award.


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  • A TRIO OF GREAT NEWS

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    It’s a very exciting period here in the Topsail Insurance offices and we are delighted to be able to share it with you.

    First of all, as you may be aware we recently entered the British Marine Federation Awards and made it to the shortlist in the Training and Development Category, citing our successes with staff recruitment following involvement with a local apprenticeship provider in our statement. We are thrilled to be able to say that we won in this category, with Senior Account Executive Daniel Groves and Managing Director Robert Stevens attending the awards ceremony at Marine House, Egham on the 20th of May.

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  • “I have been delighted with the personal service, attention to detail and of course the price. The level of cover suits our needs perfectly from local sailing to Caribbean cruising. I cannot imagine insuring with anyone else. The extra discount for OCC...

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  • “Having been a customer of Topsail Insurance since their inception I have always been ready to extol their virtues. Without doubt the Topsail Team are remarkably friendly and ready to listen and discuss policies best suited to my sailing interests...

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  • “We were referred to Topsail Insurance Ltd by Richard Anderton at the Ocean Cruising Club.
    They have provided most excellent, expeditious, & professional service.
    Needless to say we are very pleased...

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  • May I take this opportunity to thank you and your great team at Topsail insurance for your diligent,
    responsive and kind support which has enabled Camomile to continue sailing our dream despite the problems we encounter from time to time.


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  • "As per our most recent correspondence, I am advising you that the sale of INGRID OF THE ISLES is, all being well, imminent! So, at this point in time I would like to sincerely thank Topsail Insurance for the absolutely first class service you have provided me and my family over the years. I would particularly like to thank you and all the staff for being available, helpful and sensible when we have contacted you from all over the world needing guidance, advice or merely to inform you of our intentions..."

    Barry Barnwell - previously S/Y Ingrid of the Isles

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  • "I have enjoyed excellent service, value for money and speedy response from Topsail for my Tall Ships Jubilee Sailing Trust adventure. Thank you!"
    Dame Enid Bibby

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  • "Thorough as usual. It really is a pleasure receiving prompt, professional service! hope never to have a claim, but if the situation should arise I have confidence in Topsail given the service I’ve received thus far. There must be something in the office water because the service is exemplary across the board, thank you so much for the outstanding service."
    Keith Trimel – S/Y Blue Snail

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  •  "I was treated to clear a Pneumonia infection that I suffered in the Caribbean in Dec 2013, which resulted in surgery back in the UK; Topsail and CEGA kindly provided an incredible service to get me back to the UK and back to good health again..."
    Sam H. Yachtsman’s Gold policy holder

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