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… now based at The Boat Works

Pantaenius Insurance has established an office at The Boat Works, among the next wave of marine brands and businesses to move into the Stage 3 tenancies at the North Yard.

The global insurance giant Pantaenius has been winning the hearts (and boats) of Australians since its arrival into the Australasian market in 2012. Offering comprehensive coverage on the market, and a team of yachting enthusiasts, ensuring that vessel owners receive the best possible advice from the first phone call. The company is known for their hands-on approach, knowledgeable and approachable team, and superior insurance covering over 100,000 boats worldwide.

“We welcome the Pantaenius team to the marine precinct, which has become the preferred pit stop for local and travelling yachts of all sizes for refit and maintenance,” says Shane Subichin, General Manager at The Boat Works.

Jamie McPhail, managing director at Pantaenius Australia, says the new Queensland headquarters was a logical progression for Pantaenius. “30 percent of our east coast claims are based at The Boat Works. We have several contractors on-site at The Boat Works, and we wanted to move closer to our customers and connect with them. It’s about being available, approachable and establishing our branding in Southeast Queensland.”

“We are unique in the market,” says Jamie. “We’re the only marine insurance team composed of boaties, not insurance people. We deal with 92 percent of our customers directly – cruising couples, families and catamaran owners. Only eight percent of our business is through brokers. Worldwide, we’ve insured more than a million boats in the past 15 years.”

Locating their HQ at The Boat Works was an easy choice. According to Jamie, “Not only is most of our client base here, but the facility is also the largest, the newest, and the most appealing.”

The Pantaenius team have expanded from their NSW headquarters to offer instant boat insurance quotations and cover to owners from the premises at The Boat Works. Other businesses to populate the purpose-built professional facilities include OBE Electrical, Ultra Marine Products, Superyacht Solutions, Stella, Choice Stainless, and Bayline Marine Covers.

ABOUT PANTAENIUS: The leading boat insurance specialist, offering an All Risk Policy for your yacht’s hull, machinery, equipment and gear. Cover extends to tenders, outboards and other personal effects used in conjunction with the yacht. Contact Chris Tilley on (07) 5649 6622


Published in print October-December 2021