NM Insurance : Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about NM Insurance

Type of company: Underwriting agency

Service areas: Commercial marine (cargo, hull, and liability), boating, motorcycle, caravan

Headquarters: Sandringham, Victoria

Employees: 70+

Founded in 2005, NM Insurance Pty Ltd, is an insurance agency specialising in providing pleasure craft, commercial marine, property, liability, caravan, and motorcycle cover to the Australia and New Zealand markets.

NM Insurance is a Lloyd’s coverholder in Australia, working with the global insurance market to deliver dynamic products backed by APRA-regulated insurer partners. It is a member of the Boating Industry Association, the Marina Industries Association, and the Underwriting Agencies Council.

NM Insurance brands

In Australia, NM Insurance does business under several brands:

Nautilus Marine Insurance – this brand specialises in recreational boating and pleasure craft business, covering over 35,000 watercraft owners across Australia. Its policies are underwritten by AIG Australia Ltd.

Proteus Marine Insurance – it focuses on commercial marine cargo, hull, and marine liability risk solutions. It operates through local underwriters providing products and claims services via insurance brokers throughout Australia and New Zealand.

National Motorcycle Insurance – it offers comprehensive motorcycle insurance, as well as specialised products for off-road motorcycle enthusiasts.

Australian Caravan Insurance – offers a comprehensive caravan insurance product which protects caravans, campervans, cabins, and trailers whether parked at home or at a caravan park.

NM Insurance offices

NM Insurance’s headquarters are in Sandringham, Victoria, and it has offices in Manly, Sydney, Cloisters Square, and Adelaide.

NM Insurance in the news

2005: NM Insurance founded

2013: NM Insurance partners with Yamaha Motor Australia and Yamaha Motor Finance

2014: Steadfast acquires 70% of share capital in NM Insurance

2014: NM Insurance launches motorcycle cover product

2015: Commercial marine insurance brand Proteus launched

2015: NM Insurance partners with AIG

2015: Lyndon Turner named chairman of UAC

2017: Yamaha Motorcycle and Marine Insurance (YMI) sold

2017: Proteus partners with QBE

2018: Lyndon Turner re-elected as UAC chair

Key people as of 2019

Lyndon Turner, managing director and CEO

Turner has over 20 years of experience across various insurance functions, such as claims, underwriting, broking, and development, having held several senior management roles. He is an ANZIIF senior associate and has a diploma in financial services (general insurance).

He joined NM Insurance in 2007, and has been part of the UAC board since 2011, before being elected as chairman in 2015.

In 2016, Turner was named by Insurance Business Australia as part of its Hot List, which enumerates the major figures influencing the Australian insurance sector.


As chairman of the UAC, NM Insurance CEO Lyndon Turner is a major advocate for underwriting agencies, demonstrating their benefits for insureds through coverage of complex risks, quick response times, and speed to market.

As an insurance provider for recreational boating, motorcycle, and caravan, NM Insurance is active in these respective areas, providing support and is present at many events.

In 2018, NM Insurance sponsored the Rouse Hill Rams Soccer Club, a grassroots club under the Granville District Soccer Football Association.


In the news

NM Insurance extends partnership with Zurich brand


NM Insurance extends partnership with Zurich brand

New agreement to boost commercial marine insurance lines

What exceeded this underwriter's expectations at the Steadfast Convention?


What exceeded this underwriter's expectations at the Steadfast Convention?

"We were looking to re-engage with brokers"

The balancing act of NM Insurance boss Lyndon Turner


The balancing act of NM Insurance boss Lyndon Turner

How are insurers preparing for November 1?

NM Insurance relaunches to market


NM Insurance relaunches to market

New visual identity, corporate website, and brand message revealed

Insurance Business Australia Awards – major announcement


Insurance Business Australia Awards – major announcement

Find out all the nominees as the annual extravaganza takes on a new look

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