Hi, we're MS Amlin

Much has changed in boating since we began in 1986, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to providing great cover and excellent service for our customers. A commitment only possible thanks to our unique place in boating folklore and our understanding of boat ownership.

Previously known as Haven Knox-Johnston we've
specialised in boat insurance since 1986

In 1969, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became the first sailor to complete a non-stop circumnavigation of the globe. Later, his brother Chris, using the family’s knowledge of yachting, decided to launch a boat insurance company, Knox-Johnston Insurance Brokers.

Haven was formed as a boat insurance provider in 1986 and merged with Knox-Johnston Insurance Brokers in 1992 to become Haven Knox-Johnston, part of the Amlin Group. ?Keeping the same people, providing the same high quality service we became MS Amlin in 2016.


While the name may have changed, the ethos and expertise that drives us hasn’t. We’re still staffed by people who love and understand boats, and still dedicated to providing you with high quality service and insurance cover, with highly competitive premiums.?

Now, how can we help you?


Robin Knox-Johnston

On April 22nd 1969, Robin Knox-Johnston completed the first solo, non stop circumnavigation around the world! His brother, Chris, later created his own ‘first’ having spotted the potential for providing boat insurance through Knox-Johnston Insurance Brokers.

Knox-Johnston Insurance Brokers regularly attended the Southampton Boat Show using a converted London bus as their mobile exhibition stand!?

Haven Knox Johnston-Brown Bus?

Interview series with Robin Knox-Johnston