Club Marine appoints new NZ manager

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Insurance broker Nicholas Meister joins Club Marine in New Zealand.

Recreational boat insurer, Club Marine, has appointed Nicholas Meister (pictured) as its new manager for New Zealand.

Meister joins Club Marine after a career as an insurance broker with PIC Insurance Brokers in Auckland where he managed a portfolio of domestic and commercial hull insurance and developed close relationships with Club Marine and other marine insurance underwriters.

Club Marine CEO Simon McLean congratulated Meister on his appointment: “Nick is a passionate boatie and brings with him an impressive skill set that includes experience in the New Zealand broker and dealer markets, where he has been actively involved in sales, claims and administration.

“Nick has built strong relationships within the industry that will help Club Marine further position ourselves as a leading recreational boat insurer in New Zealand. We are delighted to welcome Nick to the Club Marine team,” said McLean.

Since taking up his new position last month, Meister said he has commenced rolling out a number of initiatives.

“Having previously held positions in underwriting, claims and business development enables me to work with the team to implement strategies that will maximise productivity and performance of Club Marine in New Zealand,” he said.

“I want Club Marine to be viewed as the go-to insurer for recreational boat insurance in New Zealand. So far this year, we’ve renewed our commitment to the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show and our long-term agreement with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Over the coming months, I am looking forward to further engaging with our partners and the industry in general.”

An avid sailor who has been a member at the RNZYS for 22 years, Meister also enjoys fishing and says he will have a go at any recreational on-water activity.

“I’m also looking forward to being more involved in the fantastic on-water lifestyle we enjoy in New Zealand and to meeting our loyal Club Marine members wherever and however they enjoy getting out on the water!”

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