It all began in 1848 when Robert Garbutt was appointed by the Corporation of Lloyd’s to be the LLOYD’S Agent in Yorkshire and since then several generations of the Garbutt family have been continuously involved in maritime matters. Stephen William Garbutt then moved to Sicily to seek new opportunities and joined the succesful business of fellow Yorkshire man, Mr. Arthur Barrett, who had patented a revolutionary instrument to process the rind of the citrus fruits to obtain the essential oil which the company was trading in.
Business prospered and soon Messrs. Barrett and Garbutt became market leaders in processing and exporting bergamot oil, which was highly prized by companies like Yardley, Coty, Patou, Atkinson etc to make perfume, and by all tea companies who still need it for Earl Grey tea.
Mr Barrett was appointed British Consul and Lloyd’s Agent and when he retired both appointments were transferred to Stephen Garbutt and then to Arthur Garbutt and another Stephen Garbutt is running the company to this day. We have in our archives a request for damage survey on a ship dating 1885, the company survived the disastrous earthquake of 1908 which claimed 120.000 lives and we have records of assisting SKULD and LONDON Clubs already in 1911, and we still hold the appointments – quite a feat!!
CESAMMaritimes TransportsAs a unique technical organization with no equivalent in the world, CESAM’s mission is to facilitate and develop the economic activity of its Members, the Maritime Insurers and Transport and their customers, Shipowners, Carriers and Exporters.
British MarineMarket leaders in specialist marine insuranceFounded in 1876. Since then, it has built a reputation for catering to the needs of smaller vessels, including tugs, harbour craft, fishing vessels and cargo vessels. In 2000, British Marine was demutualised and in 2005, it was acquired by the QBE Insurance Group.
Steamship MutualInternational Group of P&I ClubsSteamship Mutual’s aim is to provide a comprehensive high quality P&I service backed by sound underwriting and strong reserves. The Managers, led by Stephen Martin, are determined to ensure that these objectives continue to be met.
The American ClubInternational Group of P&I ClubsAmerican Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States – indeed, in the entire Americas.
The London P&I ClubInternational Group of P&I ClubsWe are proud of our position within the International Group of P&I Clubs, where we play a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective, global strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the world’s shipowning community.
Hanseatic UnderwritersP&I InsurersSince its launch in 2005, the consortium of Hanseatic P&I has become the only major regional, quality-oriented P&I alternative for small and medium sized seagoing feeder and coastal tonnage, river vessels, harbour craft and historic ships.
Lodestar MarineP&I InsurersBuilt on experience, Lodestar Marine combines innovation and service to understand, guide and protect our clients. Lodestar’s team has been carefully brought together for their practical hands on approach.
Korea P&I ClubP&I InsurersThe Korea P&I Club was established on 26th January 2000 with the purpose of providing a reliable P&I insurance to support Korean shipowners in accordance with Shipowners’ Mutual Isurance Association Law.
MS AmlinGlobal Speciality Insurer and ReinsurerWe provide insurance in Property & Casualty, Marine & Aviation and Reinsurance for other insurers. Our record extends back over 300 years and today, we have more than 2,400 people in 26 locations worldwide, as part of the top-10 global insurance group MS&AD.
North P&I ClubInternational Group of P&I ClubsNorth P&I Club is a leading marine mutual liability insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 147 million GT of owned tonnage and 60 million GT of chartered tonnage (at February 2019).
SkuldInternational Group of P&I ClubsSkuld is dedicated to protecting ocean industries. We work in teams around the world sharing knowledge and experience to add value to our members’ and clients’ business.
Standard ClubInternational Group of P&I ClubsThe Standard Club is a specialist marine and energy insurer and member of the International Group of Protection and Indemnity clubs owned by its shipowner members and controlled by a board of directors drawn from the membership.
UK P&I CLUBInternational Group of P&I ClubsThe UK P&I Club insures over 240 million tons of owned and chartered ships, about one-sixth of the world total. The Club’s current S&P rating is A with positive outlook. The ships that the UK P&I Club insures come from more than fifty countries.
WK WEBSTERThe Marine & Transit Claims SpecialistsFocused on Marine and Transportation, we do not handle other types of claim nor do we compete with you as brokers or underwriting agents. You receive prompt professional and knowledgeable advice.