Spring Start-Up Checklist

We’re halfway through spring—but that doesn’t mean you should only halfway prep your boat this season.  Before getting back on the water, there are some important steps you should take to ensure you boat is seaworthy and safe. Having a set checklist can be useful to make certain you’re ready to head out on the water.

This month’s boating tip from National Marine Underwriters provides a checklist that captures information for annual boat preparation. Read the full article here and check out other tips and insights at nmu.com and imu.com.

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How to Read a Nautical Chart

As we near the end of the season, those of us in “winter weather” areas are counting down the days to spring and summer—and to getting our boats back in the water!  As we patiently wait for the start of our favorite season on the water, there is still plenty to be done on dry land; like brushing up on our navigation skills.

This month’s boating tip from our International Marine Underwriters discusses the importance of nautical charts and how to understand them. Read the full article here and check out other tips and insights at nmu.com and imu.com.

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You’re Invited Minnesota: OneBeacon Product Fair on October 11

Minnesota partners! We are hosting a Product Fair on October 11 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and we’d love to see you. Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Minikahda Club located at 3205 Excelsior Boulevard in Minneapolis.

Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

IMU’S JOEL BUFFA RACES IN TRANSPACIFIC RACE

At International Marine Underwriters (IMU), our employees are passionate about the marine industry, and not just commercial marine insurance! In fact, one of our employees – Joel Buffa, a senior underwriter in our California office- recently accomplished a major maritime milestone. He competed in and completed the 49th running of the classic Transpacific Yacht Race.

Read more about Joel’s experience and family tradition with the race (SPOILER- Joel is a 5th generation participant) on IMU.com.

Congratulations to Joel and crew for your amazing accomplishment!

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If you’re in NYC, stop by our Product Fair!

It’s not too late! If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our Product Fair tomorrow beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Join our team of underwriters for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our raffle!

We look forward to seeing you there. Register here!

You’re Invited New York City: OneBeacon Product Fair on June 13

New York City partners! We are hosting a Product Fair on June 13 beginning at 4:00 p.m.  and we’d love to see you. Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services at The Liberty, 29 W 35th Street.

Meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

Atlanta, Georgia You’re Invited: OneBeacon Product Fair, May 9

Atlanta partners! We are hosting a OneBeacon Product Fair on May 9, at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant at the Perimeter Mall.

Join us for appetizers, drinks and networking to learn more about our products and services and to meet OneBeacon underwriting teams from:

  • International Marine Underwriters
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Financial Services
  • Government Risks
  • Healthcare
  • Management Liability
  • Specialty Property
  • Surety
  • Technology

We look forward to seeing you there. Register today!

Northeast Offices Closed February 9

Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Northeast on Thursday, several OneBeacon offices will be closed on  February 9 including:

  • Connecticut- Farmington
  • Massachusetts- Boston, Canton and Quincy
  • New Jersey- Holmdel and Morristown
  • New York- New York City
  • Pennsylvania- Blue Bell

Those employees able to work from home should be reachable by phone and email. All offices are anticipated to be open for business as usual on Friday, February 10.

The Delta Queen- an IMU insured- to be refurbished

The Delta Queen, an American sternwheel steamboat and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, set sail last week for New Orleans to undergo refurbishment. The ship, insured by  International Marine Underwriters, has an extensive history dating back to 1924, but has spent the last 6 years docked in Chattanooga, Tennessee serving as a floating boutique hotel. When the ship recently came under new ownership, it was announced that the Delta Queen would be refurbished back to her original glory and once more act as an operational cruising ship in 2016.  We wish the ship and crew a safe journey as she makes her way down the Tennessee River.

For more updates, videos and photos on the progress of the voyage, check out the official Facebook page.