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MIA announces Nautilus Marine Insurance as Official Insurance Partner

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is proud to announce a new, long-term partnership with Nautilus Marine Insurance commencing 1 August 2021. Spanning areas such as industry education, accreditation and marine risk awareness, the multi-layered partnership has been designed to support both MIA members and the broader marine industry.

The MIA is the peak body representing the interests of marinas, boatyards and industry suppliers in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Nautilus Marine Insurance is the leading insurer of recreational vessels and marine business assets across Australia and New Zealand, protecting over 45,000 vessel owners and marine industry members.

Suzanne Davies, MIA CEO said of the new partnership, “We are absolutely delighted to partner with Nautilus Marine Insurance.  Marina managers are asked by their customers daily to advise on vessel insurance.  But the greatest risks that our members need to insure, are their assets, businesses and public liability.  This partnership will facilitate our ability to provide information, thought leadership, guidance and support to our members in this complex and necessary area of their business management.”

The MIA and Nautilus Marine Insurance are collaborating on how the insurer can recognise the MIA’s accreditation programs Gold Anchor and Clean Marina when assessing a marina’s risk profile. Both programs provide a thorough independent assessment across a range of criteria. Participation in such voluntary programs can certainly give an insight in to the marina’s attitude towards environmental and operational risk management, important when conducting an insurance assessment.

Lyndon Turner, CEO of Nautilus Marine Insurance added, “All of us at Nautilus Marine Insurance are very excited to be partnering with the MIA. This partnership is a fantastic extension of our on-going support of the marine industry and a logical fit given our reputation as the leading supplier of specialist insurance products for the marine industry. Our aim is to grow with the MIA and support their initiatives and training programs. Well-run marinas provide support and first-class experiences for boat owners and at Nautilus Marine Insurance we believe this should be recognised and rewarded. Through this partnership, we will be able to provide MIA members with greater awareness of their insurance risk.

The partnership will also facilitate the sharing of key insights to allow both Nautilus Marine Insurance and the MIA to stay ahead of industry trends both locally and worldwide.”

Andrew Chapman, MIA President further commented, “We have always had great relations with Nautilus Marine Insurance as long-time members, and we are now pleased to be forging a strong working partnership with Lyndon and his team. On behalf of the industry, I thank Nautilus Marine Insurance for this very strong show of support and commitment to the industry.”