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2015 Yacht Claims Conference

Yacht Claims Conference

Knox Marine Surveyors & Consultants is proud to present

The 25th Annual Knox Marine Yacht Claims Conference

February 13 and 14, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

This annual conference has become the premier event for professionals in the yacht insurance industry, including surveyors, adjustors, claims handlers, repair yard staff and attorneys. Join us to meet, learn, and network with the best!

The Yacht Claims Conference is full; registration is closed. Please call or email Steve to put your name on a wait list for possible cancellatons.

Continuing Education Credits – Adjusters and Surveyors

We expect that the Florida, North Carolina and Texas departments of insurance will approve the conference for adjuster CEU's. We can also apply for approval in Oklahoma and Delaware by advance request. NAMS, SAMS and ABYC will award 12 CE credits for attendees of the event.

Speakers and Topics

Here’s the lineup of speakers for 2018:

  • ROVs / Drones as Investigative Tools
    Steve Van Meter, Van Meter Consulting
  • Representing Yourself
    Gavin D. O’Hare, CED Technologies
  • Diesel Engine Diagnosis for Claims
    Alison Mazon, A. Mazon and Associates
  • Fire Claim Forensics and Investigation
    Peter Layson, Applications Engineering Group
  • Marina & Boatyard Contracts and How They Impact Coverage
    Craig P. Liszt, Horr, Novak & Skipp, PA
  • Lithium Ion Batteries: Safety and Insurability
    Jack Johnson, Volta Power Systems and Sven Kirchhoff, Torqeedo
  • Adjusting Catastrophe Claims
    Cindy Eddins Collier, Valuation Solutions
  • Fatalities in Marine Claims Investigations
    (Speaker to be announced.)

Registration Fee

Individual conference registration is $575 and includes entrance to all speaker sessions; an electronic conference notebook, including a roster of all attendees; refreshment breaks; door prizes; unlimited networking opportunities; and more.


The conference will be held at the IGFA Event Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


As always we have arranged for discounted rooms at a nearby hotel. This year we will be at the Courtyard by Marriott, 400 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL. It is literally across the parking lot from the meeting venue! Call the hotel at 954-342-8333 or 800-321-2211 to register for your hotel room now. Event name: Knox Marine Consultants Feb 2018.

  • The last day to book a discounted hotel room is Thursday, January 11, 2018. After this date, standard rates will apply.
  • Credit cards used to guarantee your hotel reservation will not be charged. You can book now to lock in the rate and pay when you stay.
  • The hotel has a 48-hour cancellation policy. You can cancel rooms free of charge up to 6:00 PM 48 hours before scheduled check-in.

Seminar Cancellations

If you cancel on or before January 14th, 2018, we will refund 100% of your tuition. From January 15th through February 1st, we will refund 50%. Any cancellations received after February 1st will not be refunded.


Transportation from the hotel to the meeting venue is not necessary. The meeting venue is literally across the parking lot!

More Information

For more conference information, including group rates, contact Doug Alling at or call Doug at 843.737.1479.

The Yacht Claims Conference is full; registration is closed. Please call or email Steve to put your name on a wait list for possible cancellatons.

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