Charles Taylor Expands Marine Technical Services


Integration of Specialty Marine Surveyors

      WILTON, CONNECTICUT, April 6, 2020 -- Charles Taylor, the provider of services and technology solutions to the global insurance market, announces the expansion of its marine capabilities by integrating Bowditch Marine, Pilot Marine, and the marine surveyors of Charles Taylor Adjusting U.S., as Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services, effective April 1, 2020. 


      Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services brings together a team of professional marine surveyors with a proactive approach to protecting clients’ marine assets. Charles Taylor purchased Bowditch Marine, Inc. in 2018 and acquired Pilot Marine in 2020 to service the U.S. marine industry. Charles Taylor Adjusting has been providing high quality, full-service adjusting and surveying services in the U.S, including marine surveying, since 2001. By combining decades of marine surveying expertise as Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services, the newly integrated team will provide marine and cargo surveying and consulting services to assist vessel owners, reinsurance and insurance underwriters, and other maritime interests. Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services will offer the full spectrum of technically advanced surveying services from pre-voyage inspections to post-damage surveys. It enhances the full range of insurance services provided by Charles Taylor to the U.S. marine industry. 


     Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services enables the expansion of technical surveying capabilities with specialized professional expertise focusing on risk management, loss mitigation, damage repair and remediation. Survey competencies for commercial vessels, mega-yachts and ports include Hull & Machinery, Ocean & Inland Cargo, Warranty, and Marine Property. Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services will address the interests of vessel owners, vessel charterers, hull & machinery underwriters, P&I Clubs, insurance pools, cargo owners and re/insurance underwriters. 


      “The creation of Charles Taylor Marine Technical Services, through bringing together our highly skilled industry professionals, will enable us to centralize technical expertise under one brand, streamline client responsiveness and leverage operational scale,” stated Christopher Schaffer, Head of Charles Taylor Third Party Administration. 


        Marine technical professionals in the U.S. can access the reach and skills of Charles Taylor’s maritime experts and existing marine surveyors across the globe. 




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About Charles Taylor 

Charles Taylor is a global provider of professional services and technology solutions dedicated to enabling the global insurance market to do its business fundamentally better. Dating back to 1884, Charles Taylor now employs approximately 3,100 staff in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Charles Taylor believes that it holds a distinctive position in its markets in that it is able to provide professional services and technology solutions in order to support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model. Charles Taylor serves a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd's syndicates and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors and corporate insureds. 


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