XL Group Adds Recreational Marine Insurance With Launch of Yacht Coverage

  XL Group Adds Recreational Marine Insurance With Launch of Yacht Coverage

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help yachts weather fair and foul
seas, XL Group's North America Marine insurance business unveiled ShipShape, a
suite of recreational marine coverages tailored to the particular needs of
yacht owners.

"XL Group provides insurance for large marine risks across the globe. Now,
we're excited to extend our marine underwriting expertise with this new
coverage and a team of seasoned underwriters with experience in the
recreational marine industry serving the needs of experienced owners of mega
yachts and other high-value custom watercraft," said Richard DeSimone,
President of XL Group's North America Marine business. "Yacht owners and other
recreational watercrafts will benefit from this team's industry knowledge and
experience and can tap into XL's global expertise and coverage network,
helping protect their vessels wherever their global voyages take them."

XL Group's recreational marine insurance team includes Rick Salway, Vice
President of Recreational Marine, Sue Cacoilo, Senior Marine Underwriter and
Underwriters Kristen Roensch and Allison Jolls and Marine Claims Manager Paul

According to Rick Salway, Vice President of the new team, "Our clients receive
the best of both worlds – the strong capacity and experience of a global
insurer like XL Group and the individualized attention that our team is
committed to providing. We're looking forward to introducing yacht owners to
XL Group and, using the 40 years of marine underwriting experience to give
them personalized attention to their individual needs that, I know, will
distinguish us in the market."

With limits up to $50 million, ShipShape provides a variety of recreational
marine coverages including:

  oLiability Coverage that extends to paid crew and includes Jones Act,
    General Maritime Law, and Death on the High Seas Act
  oDefense Costs outside Liability Limit
  oMedical Payments extended to paid crew members
  oBroad Navigational Limits
  oVeterinary service for pets

To customize the coverage to the yacht owner's needs, more than 30 different
coverages are available including protection for additional living expenses,
personal articles of significant value on the vessel, marine environmental
damage, and emergency towing and wreck removal.

Shipshape is provided by the XL Group insurance company, XL Specialty
Insurance Company.

About XL's Insurance Operations

XL Group plc's (NYSE: XL) insurance companies offer property, casualty,
professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are
moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit

XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc's insurance subsidiaries.

About XL Group plc

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance
company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial,
commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises
throughout the world.XL is the company clients look to for answers to their
most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its principal offices
are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4^th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To
learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com


Website: http://www.xlgroup.com
Contact: Christine Weirsky, Media Relations, +1-610-968-9395
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