• Background

    About Us

Topsail Insurance was launched in 1996 and since then has provided specialist Yacht Insurance and Motorboat Insurance to a worldwide marine community.

Topsail specialise in Long distance and Blue Water Cruising insurance for craft based and cruising in the UK, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, Pacific Regions, South East Asia, Australasia and have even insured vessels undertaking voyages to the Antarctic and North West Passage.

We are the preferred insurance providers for Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) and have an involvement with the Blue Water Section of the Cruising Association (CA).
Previously we were affiliated with Blue Water Rallies and World Cruising Club for the ARC / World ARC.

The company is owned and run by Rob Stevens and Chris McGowan backed by a team of dedicated staff based in Brighton Marina. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, we understand the needs of the mariner and the importance of flexible products so we have created specialist marine 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, sailing dinghies, small craft, inland and narrowboats within the UK and Mediterranean.

Our Yachtsman’s Travel Insurance and Tall Ships Travel Insurance products are quick and easy to access on line 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

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 27

Robert Stevens


+44 (0) 1273 57 37 27

Laura Clothier

Operations Manager

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 29

Karen Barmby

Accounts Manager

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 27

Mollie Magrath

Assistant Manager

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 28

Meaghan Reid

Account Executive

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 21

Reina Hawkes

Account Executive

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 24

Samantha Fenn

Account Executive

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 25

Lewis Parker

Account Executive

+44 (0) 1273 57 37 23

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