As a lifelong boater, I bring over 50 years of yachting and insurance expertise, along with a passion for customer satisfaction. I grew up on the south shore of Long Island driving the family fishing boat at age 8, then graduated to ocean racing sailboats, and ultimately commanded large motor yachts. As Captain, I sailed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean & Caribbean Seas before GPS.
My insurance career began when I came ashore in 1985 to start my own agency. I merged my company with a larger insurance organization to provide the best client support system; a model copied by many of my peers. Along the way I owned a “mom & pop” marina where we were the first in Palm Beach County to receive the “Clean Marina” designation by the Department of Environmental Protection.
As Vice President of our yacht team within Alliance Marine Risk Managers, I am responsible for assisting in the placement and servicing of insurance for the firm’s luxury watercraft.
A 43 year insurance industry veteran and officer in the Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club, my experience ranges from Underwriting to Claims.
Together, Spencer and I review our client’s information to determine which companies are best suited to offer quotations for their luxury watercraft. Spencer and I have worked together for more than 15 years. We work as a team to format company quotes and present what we feel is the best coverage plan to suit our clients’ needs. We are also available to assist and guide our clients through any marine claim.
I joined our yacht team within Alliance Marine Risk Managers with over 35 years of marine insurance experience. I am responsible for the placement and servicing of both new and renewal business for luxury yachts, high performance vessels, and charter vessels. I have also been a member of the Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club for 15 years. My experience in the marine industry allows me to provide our clients with an unsurpassed level of service.
I am the Account Executive of our yacht team within Alliance Marine Risk Managers. I am responsible for the placement and servicing of our clients’ luxury watercraft. With over 30 years in the insurance industry, and being a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), I bring my knowledge and experience to our yacht team as well as my exceptionally prompt, courteous, and professional service to our clients.
Kate Murphy is a Rhode Island native who has loved boating all her life. Graduating from Miami University of Ohio, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing, she moved to Boston where she worked for several years in the engineering and higher education markets. While in Boston, she received her U.S. Sailing certificate from Courageous Sailing. After working overseas in New Zealand in 2010, Kate relocated to sunny Florida to be in warmer weather. It is here in Florida, she rekindled her love of boating and began working in the marine insurance industry. She is a member of FYBA, Young Professionals of Yachting in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a Lead Volunteer of Freedom Waters Foundation. With her outgoing personality and strong technical understanding of marine insurance, Kate is able to assist clients in finding the right insurance coverage to meet their needs.
Born and raised in South Florida, I have always had a passion for being on the water. I earned my college degree in English Literature but the insurance industry caught my attention. Starting out, I obtained commercial insurance experience but drifted towards marine insurance for my love of boats and fishing. By gaining a background of over 5 years in the marine industry, I have joined Alliance Marine Risk Managers with great confidence in assisting our clients with world class customer service in placing coverage for their luxury watercraft.
I joined our yacht team within Alliance Marine Risk Managers as the Tech Assistant. I am responsible for handling the IT needs as well as other administrative tasks. My background as an IT project manager allows me to assist the other members of our yacht team on a variety of tasks, to ensure our clients receive the best service possible.