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IMU Attends Newport Boat Show

September 20, 2019

Recently, Meredith Atwood, New England Regional President attended the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, Rhode Island.  One of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, the show featured powerboats, sailboats and an extensive array of marine products and services to enhance the nautical lifestyle.  Check out a few photos of the event!

2019 Annual New England Producer Outing

August 15, 2019

Our New England region team based out of Boston recently hosted its annual summer outing for local producer partners. This year’s event was held at Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA.

2019 Hurricane Season: What to Expect

July 23, 2019

Hurricane season has begun, and with it comes potential for danger and destruction. Still, with warmer weather and open waters, it’s also a great time for summer boating. This can make an impending storm even more stressful due to the potential damage to boaters and boats.

OneBeacon Insurance Awards Sixteen College Scholarships

July 9, 2019

OneBeacon Insurance Group has recently awarded sixteen $2,000 college scholarships: eight to the children of OneBeacon employees and eight to children of the company’s distribution partners. Recipients were selected based on criteria such as academic performance, leadership roles and participation in school and community activities.

Maritime Industry News: Dutra Group v. Batterton

June 28, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court decided Dutra Group v. Batterton, No. 18-266, on Monday, June 24, 2019, finding plaintiffs are not able to recover punitive damages for unseaworthiness claims. In Batterton, the plaintiff was injured while working on a vessel and asserted several claims against its owner, including that that it was unseathworthy under general maritime law.

International Marine Underwriters Introduces Enhanced Ocean Cargo Coverage

May 22, 2019

International Marine Underwriters (IMU), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, has introduced an enhanced Ocean Cargo policy designed to address the needs of an increasingly global ocean marine market and enable customers to easily review coverage details on a redesigned form.

IMU's Conneely Presents at Mariners Club of Massachusetts Bi-Annual Educational Seminar

May 21, 2019

Jeanne Conneely, from IMU's Boston office, recently spoke at the Mariners Club of Massachusetts Bi-Annual Educational Seminar in Boston on May 16. The one day conference focused on issues, trends and developments in marine insurance. Jeanne joined a panel of other leading industry professionals to discuss Issues and Developments in Marine Claims.

A Tour of NYC's South Street Seaport

April 16, 2019

This month, three of our Canadian marine colleagues visited the IMU team in New York City. In addition to a bit of work training, we welcomed them to the city with a tour of the South Street Seaport.  Our team, including one of our producer partners, was hosted by South Street Seaport Museum Director Jesse Lebovics and Executive Director Jonathan Boulware.

Float Plans; a Boater’s Note

April 5, 2019

A float plan is like leaving a note on the kitchen counter for your babysitter; it’s the boater’s version of a list of instructions on how to heat dinner, or a proposed plan for the day. A float plan is a safety precaution that you should prepare if you’re going to be out on the water for a while. Completing a plan before going out on the boat and leaving it with a reliable person is an important step to take, should they need to contact the Coast Guard or other rescue services.

IMU Holds North American Meeting

March 19, 2019

Recently, IMU held a North American underwriting meeting, bringing together our teams from Canada and the U.S. to discuss the year ahead.