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About us

Navigators & General has been at the forefront of pleasure craft insurance for over 90 years. As such, we understand that offering the right insurance to our customers is about more than comparing premiums and cover, it’s also about choosing a company that appreciates the differing needs of boat owners.

Navigators & General is based in Brighton and has been established since 1921. The majority of staff who work for Navigators & General are boating enthusiasts. This helps to understand your pleasurecraft insurance needs and offer you a quick efficient service. With direct access to underwriters and claims handlers, all based in the same office, you can be assured of the best service at all times.

Navigators & General provides insurance for all types of pleasurecraft with values up to £10 million and can provide online quotes and cover for small craft, dinghies, motor boats, sailing boats, narrow boats and inland boats.

For boats that are valued between £1 million and £10 million, there is our Prestige Insurance Policy. Navigators & General also offers a Marine Combined insurance policy for UK marine trade businesses such as marinas, boat sales, hire fleets, boat builders and boat yards.

At Navigators & General we continually strive to enhance the quality of our service and products. Our intention is to provide the very best in cover to protect your boat. We take great care to ensure that we meet the exceptional standards our clients have come to expect. Read our history and meet the team to find out more about us.


Our heritage

Navigators & General has been at the forefront of pleasure craft insurance for over 90 years. As such, we understand that offering the right insurance to our customers is about more than comparing premiums and cover, it’s also about choosing a company that appreciates the differing needs of boat owners.

 

Our story



  

From a conversation between friends over dinner in Shanghai, 1920 to a bustling office in Brighton today.   

Find out how Navigators and General first began over 90 years ago with a flash of inspiration from Captain William Coombs...  

 

Read about Captain Coombs and the Navigators

The changing face of N&G




Like any long-standing company, the Navigators & General brand has evolved throughout the decades to become the presence you see today.

With the same quality service and same message, see how the face of N&G has changed through nine decades of advertising.

 

View slideshow: N&G ads across the decades

Navigators & General is a trading name of Zurich Insurance plc. Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurance provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East as well as other markets. It offers a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services for individuals, small businesses, mid-sized and large companies as well as multinational corporations. Zurich employs about 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries. The Group, formerly known as Zurich Financial Services Group, is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt program (ZURVY) which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.