Helvetia Marine Services Limited (HMS) is a managing general agent of Helvetia Assurances SA, who are part of Switzerland’s leading insurer the Helvetia Group. Operating in London, HMS is able to provide cover on a subscription basis on either a lead or a follow basis for a range of hull risks and associated covers on company security (S&P A rated with positive outlook).
Our experienced and knowledgeable underwriters and claims team offer a prompt, professional and pro-active service to our clients.
Our yacht underwriters have an extensive amount of knowledge and experience, which means they are able to focus on the needs of our yacht clients. We are able to provide hull and machinery cover for yachts, tenders and toys on industry standard terms (American yacht form R12, institute yacht clauses) or on bespoke terms.
Coverage can be provided for limits up to Eur15,000,000 with a maximum share of 100% but subject to certain conditions. Please contact our yacht underwriting team if you would like more information.
Our highly knowledgeable underwriters have extensive experience and offer an exemplary level of service to the marine insurance sector, with a focus on commercial fishing, as well as the inland and coastal passenger and marine service vessel industries.
Our aim is to provide an insurance product which is specific, tailored and easy to understand - with a level of claims service and expertise which is second to none.
Our core class of cover is hull and machinery, with increased value, war and loss of hire.
Daniel Thomas, our head of claims, who is based in London enables HMS to provide our clients with a first class claims service that is proactive and professional. By collaborating closely with our underwriters and a network of specialist service providers we are able to respond swiftly whenever a claim arises and ensure valid claims are paid promptly.