Thank you Pantaenius

UK insurer steps in to sponsor the Yachting Journalists Association Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the Year awards

Friday September 11th 2009, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom
International yacht insurance intermediary, Pantaenius UK is to sponsor the YJA's top awards, the Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year.

The insurer, announcing the deal today at the PSP Southampton Boat Show said it is very pleased to have been asked by the YJA to sponsor the prestigious YJA annual Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards for the next three years.

YJA Chairman June Hamilton says she is "thrilled with the new sponsorship arrangement because the two organisations are perfectly matched to compliment each other's aims. This partnership will be a successful, rewarding and sparkling team effort with benefits to all those involved."

With immediate effect these awards are to be known as the: YJA Pantaenius Yachtsman of the Year Award and the YJA Pantaenius Young Sailor of the Year Award.

The nomination process for the 2009 Award winners will open at 12.15 today at the Southampton Boat Show, Friday, 11 September, at the Pantaenius stand, E010. Nomination forms will be available on the stand at that time, and throughout the show.

Nominations will close on Friday, 6 November and the shortlisting process will take place shortly afterwards and YJA voting will take place during the remainder of November and December.

These awards are a very significant event in the annual yachting calendar where the nominations coincide with the PSP Southampton Boatshow and the award ceremony itself coincides with the London Boatshow in January.

Pantaenius has been arranging insurance cover since 1899 and has grown into a world class enterprise with over 65,000 clients and offices in Germany, United Kingdom, Monaco, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Sweden and the USA. Pantaenius UK Limited was established in 1990 and the office now employs 26 staff members, most of whom are regular sailors and many are yacht owners themselves.

The hands-on sailing experience of key staff, combined with specific training in insurance, ensures that client’s requirements are handled with professionalism and understanding. A particular feature is the ability to provide for long distance cruising supported by a network of experienced surveyors and a 24-hour emergency claims help-line manned by Pantaenius’ own staff. Through its sister company, Marine Claims Service, Pantaenius is able to offer support from over 25,000 contacts worldwide for any client in need.

The Pantaenius Yacht Scheme clauses, designed by yachtsmen with yachtsmen in mind, are unique to the Company and provide flexible and comprehensive cover for sailing and motor yachts valued from £15,000 to £100,000,000.

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