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Coleman Marine Insurance, a Gallagher Company partners with Sunseeker and their brand- new ‘Showcase’ venue in Poole

Steven Risk MD Coleman Marine Insurance, Alexandra Harrison Group PR & Marketing Director, Bryan Jones Marketing Manager Sunseeker International

Coleman Marine Insurance, part of global insurance, risk management and consulting services company Gallagher, has partnered with Sunseeker and their brand-new ‘Showcase’ venue in Poole.

Sunseeker Sales Director Chris Head said, “The ‘Showcase’ was an idea formed in lockdown. With boat shows cancelling we wanted to create an outstanding venue at which we could engage with our clients and build on our relationships, relax with them after their factory tours and entertain them in a very special environment.

“On site there is a bar named Robert’s bar, in loving memory of Sunseeker founder, Robert Braithwaite. We also have a 10-seater dining table for entertaining, a Design Suite for new owners to choose design specs, an impressive Private Cinema, boasting a wealth of technology. The living area has an array of bespoke artwork provided by the Maddox Gallery. The exterior of the showcase boasts a number of Sunseeker Yachts, all of which are available for viewing.

“At Sunseeker we are delighted that Coleman Marine Insurance a Gallagher Company have accepted our invitation to partner with us. We have worked closely with Coleman Marine for many years and we see them as a valued partner to our Business and our Clients.”

Coleman Marine Insurance MD, Steve Risk advised, “We were thrilled to be asked to come on board as a ‘Showcase’ Partner. Sunseeker have created a very innovative way to engage with their clients, in the heart of the marine world on the South Coast. As a business we will use this as a platform to get Coleman Marine and Gallagher clients in front of the Sunseeker product.”


Coleman Marine Sponsor Sunseeker London Group “Sunseeker Owners UK Cruise”

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2018 saw the first of a trilogy of Sunseeker Owners UK Cruise events.

Coleman Marine were proud to be sponsors of the event which saw 27 Sunseeker boats with their owners and crew be treated to a weekend filled with waterborne activities.

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Sunseeker London Group are a key client to Coleman Marine, with Coleman Marine also providing the only endorsed Sunseeker Owners hull insurance policy to owners, Sunseeker Shield. As such, to be part of the weekend’s events was not only important from a relationship perspective with Sunseeker London Group but also for a marketing and brand awareness perspective to owners of Sunseeker yachts

Coleman Marine staff were in attendance during the evening entertainment on both Friday and Saturday evening. The Friday evening saw a relaxed BBQ held at Sunseeker International’s manufacturing site in Poole, Dorset where delegates were able to visit the factory and view first-hand how these amazing boats are hand built to order.

The Saturday evening format was a black tie event held at the world famous Beaulieu Motor Museum in the New Forest where attendees were able to view the cars in an intimate setting and then be seated amongst the vehicles for an evening of entertainment.

Sunseeker London Group were extremely grateful for Coleman Marine’s sponsorship of the event and this collaboration further galvanises the strong relationship between Sunseeker London and Coleman Marine.

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London Boat Show 2018

A newly formatted London Boat Show took place from Wednesday 10th January to Sunday 14th January at the ExCel in London. This is an event which kicks off the 2018 European boating calendar and marks the start of the season. There were a host of celebrities, many stunning boats to impress and glittering sporting silverware to wow visitors.

Coleman Insurance Brokers, who always have a strong presence at the Show, were delighted to be joined by Jeremy Cary, Chairman of Stackhouse Poland - one of the top 5 leading independent insurance brokers in the UK. Stackhouse recently acquired The Coleman Group, which includes the specialist Coleman Marine team. Jeremy advised, “We are very excited about being involved in the marine sector. Watch this space for further developments in this area!”

Tony Pauffley, Manager, Yacht & Commercial Craft at Coleman commented, “It’s great to be back at the Boat Show and, as always, our team took time out to chat with many of the exhibitors at ExCel.”

Tony commented, “The insurance market is experiencing a period of adjustment following the hurricanes in 2017 which resulted in large losses for insurers. As brokers, this has put our services in high demand and we’ve been super busy at the Show as we can add so much value to clients by shopping the market and obtaining the correct cover at the most competitive price. It’s been great chatting to many of our existing clients and potential new clients.”

Tony continued, “We’re looking forward to a positive and busy 2018. We enjoyed a record year in 2017, which was 18% up on an already successful 2016.”

Sunseeker rides on the crest of a wave

Sunseeker CEO Phil Popham met with Tony Pauffley and chatted positively about the firm’s current standing in the market and how Brexit had helped fuel “very, very strong growth”. Phil enthused, “We have our strongest order book ever, going in to 2018 with 25% of planned volume sold for 2019. It’s a good place to be.  We’ve invested heavily in the last 3 years and have increased revenue by 50% and our employee base by 25%. We currently have 2500 employees but with expansion plans we are actively looking to recruit up to 100 additional staff.  It’s difficult to recruit, however, as we’re competing with the building trade as we are seeking to recruit roles such as electricians, carpenters and plumbers.

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“In 2017 we took on a record number of apprentices and we are looking to do the same in 2018. We currently have a total of 115 apprentices.”

Sunseeker are official partners for the FIFA World Cup 2018

Sunseeker opened their stand at the London Boat Show by announcing that Sunseeker is going to be an official partner for the FIFA World Cup which will be taking place in Russia in 2018. Popham commented, “It will be a huge branding and marketing opportunity.  Being associated with such a big prestigious event is great for us.  The whole sunseeker family…from employees, right through to clients will be able to benefit from this. We will be doing things in the build up to the World Cup and in Russia and it will provide ‘once in a life time’ opportunities for people associated with this winning brand.”

Sir Geoff Hurst, the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final was introduced to the crowd as Sunseeker’s opening event VIP guest. Geoff was a hit with the crowd and modestly denied that scoring a hat trick was a huge achievement!  Geoff show-cased the replica Jules Remit Trophy (the original trophy was stolen in Brazil in 1983) to the crowd and he explained how the only people in the world allowed to touch the trophy without gloves on are players that played in the final!

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Geoff told his captured audience, “As a fan and player I am optimistic about 2018. We have some good young players. I look at the team going in to the tournament and hope that we can be very successful. What we have to do is get out of the Group. We should do that - It’s a comparatively easy group and it will be a disaster if we don’t get outside of that first four.”  Geoff then assisted to cut the ribbon, along with Sunseeker founder, Robert Braithwaite.

A Night of Luxury with Sunseeker Channel Islands

A Night of Luxury with Sunseeker Channel Islands

On the 6th December 2017 Coleman Insurance Brokers were proud to sponse and attend 'A Night of Luxury' hosted by Dominc Bosley and Catherine Strachan of Sunseeker Channel Islands. The event took place at the Sunseeker office in St Helier, overlooking the Elizabeth Marina.

Coleman was in attendence throught the evening, during which the guests had the opportunity to view the products on offer from the other sponsers of the evening. This included displays by Aurum Jewellers of Jersey, Jacksons Luxury Motor Dealership, and the Captain and Crew of the 88ft charter yacht Alfie Buoy, to name but a few.

The evening was a perfect opportunity for Coleman to interact with new and existing clients as well as friends and colleagues within the yachting industry. It was a superbly organised event and we wish the Sunseeker Channel Isalnds team every success for the future.

Coleman Marine Insurance Sponsor Sunseeker Portugal Office Launch

Coleman Marine Insurance Sponsor Sunseeker Portugal Office Launch
Coleman Insurance Brokers were proud to sponsor and attend the launch of the Sunseeker Portugal Office in Marina de Villamoura on the 25th August 2016.
Coleman were in attendance throughout the launch, during which the 200 strong guest list had the opportunity to view the vessels on display; the Sunseeker San Remo, Sunseeker Predator 57 and a Sunseeker Predator 84.
Tony Pauffley, Manager, Yacht & Commercial commented “It has been a truly superb event which Coleman are very proud to have been given the opportunity to support. Our congratulations go to Sunseeker for the opening of their new office and for the success of the entire event.”
Steve Handy, Sales Director of Sunseeker Portugal, and his team hosted a spectacular event at their new offices at the head of the marina. Guests enjoyed a perfect evening on the Sunseeker deck area with a light and dance show befitting the Sunseeker brand. Steve said of the launch, "For Sunseeker, the Villamoura Office represents renewed confidence in the area and the investment from the marina owners.”
We wish the Sunseeker Portugal team every success for the future.

Coleman support Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show’s VIP charity evening reception

Coleman support Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show’s VIP charity evening reception

Coleman Insurance Brokers are delighted to announce their support for the VIP Saturday evening charity reception at the Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show which takes place over the weekend of 18th – 20th March.

Sunseeker in Poole host the event which is seen as a pinnacle event in the Sunseeker calendar and marks the opening of the boating season.

Tony Pauffley, Manager Yacht & Commercial Craft at Coleman advised, “We are thrilled to be offering our financial support to this charitable VIP evening reception which is raising funds for our client, Julia’s House Hospice – such a fabulous local charity. We shall also be donating a hamper to the raffle.”

During the Boat Show a range of new and used Sunseeker boats will be available for guests to view, alongside partner brands to Sunseeker.

Sunseeker 155 Launched Outside Coleman Offices

Sunseeker 155 Launched Outside Coleman Offices

Coleman Insurance Brokers staff watched in excitement and anticipation as Sunseeker launched its brand new 155 yacht onto the water this morning, directly opposite Coleman’s Marine & Private Client quay side offices.

The new 47.25 metre Princess AVK is only the second Sunseeker 155 ever launched, boasting all of the latest technology available being hailed as their most advanced yacht to date.    

It is rumoured that guests to the new yacht can expect the very finest of furnishings, with no expense spared in creating a truly unique space in which to entertain and relax.  The yacht exterior is spread over 3 expansive decks, with an added beach club area, complete with a drop down swim platform.

Drop down balconies also feature from the main salon and master stateroom, offering the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living areas.

Andy Coles - Manager, Private Client Yachts enthused, “We have been watching with much interest throughout the various build stages of this stunning yacht and it was fantastic to watch her finally being launched this morning.”

Andy continued, “Coleman are leading marine insurance experts of choice for owners of these globally renowned yachts, having provided our exclusive Sunseeker owners insurance product, Sunseeker Shield, for well over a decade.

"We are immensely proud of our long standing affinity with the iconic Sunseeker brand and congratulate Sunseeker on the successful launch of this stunning yacht. Our Marine Insurance offices literally directly across the quay from Sunseeker’s site allows us to live and breathe the brand, day in day out”