Everything you need to know about Club Marine
Club Marine is a major provider of boat insurance in Australia and a subsidiary of Allianz Australia Ltd. Having been in business for over 50 years, it offers a wide range of insurance products for various boats and pleasurecraft throughout the country.
According to Club Marine, its boat insurance products are designed by insurance professionals with real boating experience and have options to suit a variety of boats, boating lifestyles, and on-water activities. Its policies are backed by the global reach and resources of German giant Allianz.
Its runabout insurance policy also includes optional cover for waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and aquaplaning, as well as cover for the boat during voluntary rescue activities. Products are also available for jet skis, cruiser boats, yachts, and trailer sailers. Optional covers for fishing and diving equipment, as well as cover for when the boat is in storage, are offered.
Club Marine has a 24/7 assistance service that provides important boating information such as on weather and sea conditions, as well as assistance in case of emergency during transport of the boat. In 2016, Club Marine launched the Club Marine App, a mobile application that allows policyholders to manage their insurance policies as well as access helpful and informative resources regarding boating.
Club Marine in the news
1991: Allianz acquires Club Marine
2013: Simon McLean appointed CEO
2015: Nora Watkins appointed as COO
2015: Club Marine engages in clean-up efforts following storms affecting NSW
2016: Club Marine expands key cover
2016: Club Marine App released
2016: Club Marine to develop digital TV channel focusing on boating
2017: “Boatloads of Fun” promotion launched
2017: Cyclone Debbie “largest ever,” says Club Marine
2018: Club Marine launches rewards program
2018: Recognised by the Australian Financial Review as among the 100 most innovative Australian firms (80th place)
Need to know
Type of company: Insurer
Service areas: Boats and pleasurecraft insurance
Headquarters: Brighton, VIC
Key people as of 2019
Simon McLean, CEO
McLean was appointed in 2013, succeeding Greg Fisher who left due to health reasons. Prior to joining Club Marine, he spent 10 years working up the ranks at its parent firm, Allianz Australia. He is an avid boater with extensive experience in various sail and powered craft. Upon becoming CEO, McLean said that he would focus on strengthening existing relations with brokers, clients, and business partners.
Nora Watkins, COO
Watkins was assigned to the newly created position of chief operating officer in 2015, after spending four years with Allianz Australia, where she was most recently senior business manager within its business improvement team. According to Allianz, Watkins was instrumental in launching its teleclaims and online claims departments in 2014. Earlier in her career, she worked for global energy company Shell.
Club Marine is very active in the boating community, frequently supporting and participating in over 100 yacht clubs, fishing tournaments, boat shows, regattas, and volunteer marine groups.
The insurer has its own bimonthly publication, Club Marine Magazine, which has been in circulation for over 30 years. It covers various aspects of marine lifestyle, from jet skis to large cruisers, and everything in between, including watercraft reviews and boating tips and tricks. Club Marine’s digital TV channel and mobile application provide information and other valuable resources to boaters on demand.
Club Marine was the name sponsor for the 10th annual Club Marine Northbank Family Fishing Competition, held at Wallaroo, South Australia, as well as the Club Marine Trailer Boat Fishing Tournament at Nelson Bay, Port Stephens.