Pantaenius Insurance has opened an office at The Boat Works (Gold Coast, Queensland). The Pantaenius team has expanded from its NSW headquarters to now offer instant boat and owner insurance quotes from its new location.
Other companies populating the purpose-built professional facilities include OBE Electrical, Ultra Marine Products, Superyacht Solutions, Stella, Choice Stainless and Bayline Marine Covers with now only three leases remaining.
Global insurance giant Pantaenius has captured the hearts (and boats) of Australians since entering the Australasian market in 2012.
We offer extensive market coverage and a team of yacht enthusiasts to ensure that shipowners receive the best advice possible from the first call.
The company is known for its hands-on approach, knowledgeable and approachable team, and excellent insurance that insures over 100,000 boats worldwide.
“We welcome the Pantaenius marine team, which has become the preferred pit stop for local and traveling yachts of all sizes for overhaul and maintenance,” said Shane Subichin, General Manager at The Boat Works.
Jamie McPhail, Managing Director at Pantaenius Australia, says the new headquarters in Queensland was a natural evolution for Pantaenius.
â30 percent of our claims on the east coast are based at The Boat Works. We have several contractors on site at The Boat Works and we wanted to get closer to our customers and get in touch with them.
“It’s about being available, accessible and branding in Southeast Queensland.”
Building on nearly a decade in the Australian market, Pantaenius Australia is focused on delivering initiatives in the local market starting with a role as the main sponsor of the launch event commemorating the opening of the covered superyacht berths at Sanctuary Cove Marina in mid-July.
âWe’re unique in the market,â says Jamie. âWe’re the only marine insurer made up of boaters, not insurance people. We look after 92 percent of our customers directly. These are cruise couples, families and catamaran owners. Only eight percent of our business goes through brokers. We have insured more than a million boats worldwide in the last 15 years. “
According to Jamie, finding their headquarters in The Boat Works was an easy decision. âNot only is most of our customer base there, the facility is also the largest, the newest, and the most attractive.
Pantaenius Australia Gold Coast will employ four office workers at the new location, including Sales Manager Chris Tilley, who will manage the operations for six months.