With the AFSL accreditation by the Australian regulators formally granted, the Perth branch was finally allowed to open its doors at the beginning of 2015. The office will house Topsail’s existing Australian clients and also any potential new ones that it will be sure to attract. The Australian branch has been jointly set up with Mark Ainscough and Cathy Charlick, who themselves are both “Cruising Yachties” based in Perth.
Mark & Cathy began a five year adventure in April 2010, setting sail from Fremantle Sailing Club and making their way up the west coast of Australia, through The Kimberley to Darwin and then on through Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Looking for a new Yacht insurance policy in 2011, they came across Topsail Insurance Ltd who were able to offer a policy to suit Mark and Cathy’s requirements - such as cover in the Malacca Straits - and they've never looked back.
After a number of years being happily insured by Topsail Insurance, Mark and Cathy found it made perfect sense to become involved in promoting Topsail, who were to them both, a company that ticked all the right boxes for a cruiser's insurance needs. They have been promoting Topsail’s products in and around Australia and South East Asia ever since and now have formally opened the Australian office ready to help other like-minded cruisers and day sailors.
Through working closely with the UK base, the Australian branch of Topsail Insurance offers a wide range of flexible Yacht and Motorboat insurance policies with a number of key benefits such as:
• Agreed value policies
• Personal effects/war cover as standard
• Up to AUS$ 10m Third Party Liability cover
• Marina benefits (meaning no excess payable and no loss of no claims bonus whilst in a marina)
• Optional protected no claims bonus and excess waiver cover.
If you are an Australian national and would like more information or to obtain a quote, please visit www.topsailinsurance.com.au.