Gallagher’s specialist retail marine broker, Coleman Marine, will be rebranded as Gallagher from Monday, 30 May. Coleman Marine became part of Gallagher in 2019 when the firm acquired Stackhouse Poland.
The Coleman Marine team offers specialist risk management advice and insurance across a range of marine classes including yacht & motorboat, superyacht, marine trade & cargo and commercial craft. Based in offices on Poole Quayside in Dorset the team of circa 20 risk professionals provide a dedicated service to a wide range of clients from small privately owned vessels right up to a number of the top 100 superyachts in the world.
Clients will continue to have the same day-to-day contacts at the firm, who understand their individual insurance requirements, and will benefit from the scale of Gallagher giving them access to a larger suite of insurance products and services and its expertise across 39,000 global employees.
Commenting on the rebrand, Steve Risk, Regional Managing Director of the South West in Gallagher’s UK Retail business, said: “The boating sector, and in particular the popularity of leisure boating, has grown over the past few years, with the most recent figures showing purchases of leisure boats are up 9% year-on-year. As a leading specialist insurance broker in this market, this growth provides us with a springboard to expand our business further.
“We are very pleased to rebrand as having the team operating under a leading global insurance brand will enable us to capitalise on the investment in the Gallagher brand at both a UK and global level. Clients can be reassured that our existing team remains in place and they will continue to receive the same high-quality service from the individuals they know that understand their insurance needs and provide in-depth marine insurance knowledge, expertise and service.”