Association for superyacht claims adjusters’ launched


A new association for superyacht claims adjusters has been launched. The Superyacht Claims Adjusters’ Association (SCAA) is supported by a wide range of senior representatives from superyacht insurance insurers and brokers.

The new association will have the following aims:

• Promote the profession of superyacht claims adjusting.
• Debate topical matters such as issues with paint, carbon fibre, corrosion and claims related issues.
• Promote best practice within the profession.
• Educate and train adjusters entering the profession.

Membership is open to claims adjusters, brokers, insurers and others involved in the superyacht insurance market. The Association will seek formal endorsements from professional bodies in Europe, including IMCC, Cefor, and others.

Nick Smith, Director of Charles Taylor Adjusting’s Yacht Practice and a founding member of the SCAA said: “Today is a significant day for claims adjusters working exclusively on superyacht insurance losses. Until now there has been no body to define and promote best practice or to offer training and development for those entering the profession.

“The Superyacht Claims Adjusters Association will provide a forum where professionals involved in superyacht claims can meet to debate and agree standards for the industry. Once it is fully established we expect the SCAA will offer training to claims adjusters. It will also promote the status of this important and growing profession within the insurance industry.”

Further details about the SCAA, including its structure, will be announced shortly.