Two historic vessel policies which provide comprehensive insurance for vessels listed on the National Register of Historic Vessels whether in private, charitable or commercial ownership, static or operational.  Coverage is also available for projects or organisations listed within the Shipshape Network.



A multi-sectioned policy suitable for businesses, charities, trusts, and museums involved in the ownership, management, conservation, public display or operational use of historic vessels. Cover can extend to include shore-side property, financial loss, public liability and employers liability in addition to the vessel and marine liabilities.


Suitable for historic and traditional  vessels under private ownership whether in-commission or laid-up under refit, restoration or repair.

Policies are underwritten in house by experienced Winter & Co underwriters who not only have extensive experience in the marine insurance market but also first hand knowledge of owning and sailing traditional vessels. Paul Winter, Director of Winter & Co has owned the Maria CK21, a vessel on the National Historic Fleet, for over 25 years including a full restoration in 2004 over a 4 year period.

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These policies have been created and developed independently by Winter & Co (Marine) Limited and policy queries should be addressed directly to them.  NHS-UK acts solely as an ambassador for Winter & Co (Marine) Limited in relation to these policies and is not providing any advice in respect of, or endorsing, these or the appropriateness thereof.  NHS-UK is not responsible for any issues arising from any policies, policy queries and/or individual insurance claims. All customers should check the suitability of a policy before entering into it.


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