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Have you been looking for an insurance provider to protect your newly purchased vessel? Or are you in the market to switch providers? Give us a call today and speak to one of our specialist advisers for more information on how we can help you.

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Specialist cover for your vessel

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At GJW Direct, we offer specialist cover for your specific boat type. With a dedicated self-service portal, you can manage your insurance online or speak to our friendly team. Our policies include some great benefits such as covering you for an agreed fixed value which is not subject to the vessel’s market value! Whatever vessel type you need cover for, we have the right policy for you.  Here are some of the great benefits when taking out insurance with GJW Direct...

Here's just some of our benefits when you take out a policy with GJW Direct


0% interest

Marina Benefits

Protected no claims bonus

Legal protection

24 hour emergency claims helpline


Motor Cruiser Insurance

0% interest

Third party liability £5,000,000

Personal accident cover

 Legal protection

24 hour emergency claims helpline


0% interest

River canal rescue membership

All risks contents insurance

 Legal protection

24-hour emergency claims helpline

Who are GJW Direct?

Marine Insurance experts with over 195 years experience

With roots dating back to 1826, GJW Direct have been leading UK experts on boat insurance for over 195 years. GJW Direct offers one of the most comprehensive policies on the market for a wide range of vessels, with the benefits of an account manager for your policy. When you become a GJW Direct customer, you can get a service personalised to your needs, whether that’s speaking directly to someone, or using our online portal to manage your insurance policies.

With GJW Direct as your insurance provider, you can be confident you are dealing with industry experts who have been protecting boat owners and their vessels for over 195 years. Our experience means you’re in safe hands.

Fully Comprehensive Insurance Cover

Your boat is protected with our fully comprehensive cover, not many policies on the market offer agreed values.

When you take out boat insurance with GJW Direct, you'll be provided with a dedicated account manager to help you set up your policy. All four of our account managers bring with them a combined experience of 80+ years. Benefits such as an agreed fixed value, 0% interest and marina benefits are just some of the added incentives our policies can offer you. Buy online today or request a callback.

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Requesting a callback has never been easier. We have a dedicated concierge team who specialise in the field of marine insurance. Once you undertake this process, you'll have a dedicated account manager to guide you through the entire insurance process.

By filling in our form, you can let us know when would be a good time to call you and one of our experts will be in touch.

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GJW Direct Concierge Service

Meet our account managers for your policy, tailored to your needs, and if you ever need it a dedicated claims handler.

You can rest assured you'll be speaking to experts in the field of marine insurance when you make a call to GJW Direct. One of our account managers will become your dedicated account handler to guide you through the process.

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Karen has worked for Lloyds of London Marine Cargo for 20 years before moving to GJW Direct where she's worked for the past 6 years. Karen is based in our Swanwick Marina office located on the south coast.


When you speak to our account manager Debbie, you'll be getting her expert marine advice from 30 years of working with GJW Direct. She is based in our Liverpool office.


Bringing forth her professional knowledge and expertise on marine insurance since she first joined GJW Direct in 1996. Before this, she worked for R A Carter who specialised in marine and caravans. 


Based in Worcester, Sarah is highly experienced in marine policy having worked in the industry since she was 18. She previously worked for Armada, before joining GJW Direct in 1996.


What GJW Direct insurance customers think

Kevin Mitchell

They have been my boat insurers for 14 years. I had to claim once and their service and actual amount I needed was paid without a quibble. I am very happy with them.

Paul Stockbridge

Friendly and knowledgeable telephone staff. Arranged insurance for my new boat efficiently. When I had a problem a few years ago, they sorted things for me and paid the claim promptly.

Lucy Griffiths

Excellent service. When our boat suffered storm damage they couldn’t have been more helpful. Polite and prompt - what more could you ask? Plus, my premium stayed the same!

Steve Whipp

Great service, on-line, and competitive rates.

Al Doughty

Unfortunately in the last 10 months I have had to make 2 insurance claims - GJW on both occasions have been absolutely fantastic. I would strongly recommend this company - truly outstanding - great service and very easy to deal with - Thanks

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