It all started with a little sail around the globe

Throughout our history, we've never stood still

Check out our milestone dates to see where we’ve come from and where we’re heading.

1969

Sir Robin wins Times Golden Globe Race on his Bermudan ketch ‘Suhaili’, a world-first. He’s awarded a CBE, and receives his first UK Yachtsman of the Year award.

1986

Boat insurance provider Haven founded, managed by Murray Lawrence and Partners.

1992

Knox-Johnston Insurance brokers, founded by Sir Robin’s brother Chris, acquired by Murray Lawrence and Partners to form Haven Knox-Johnston.

1995

Sir Robin is knighted – and receives his second UK Yachtsman of the Year award.

1998

Merger of Angerstein and Murray Lawrence completed to form Amlin.

2004

Amlin acquires St Margarets, a popular yacht and pleasure craft brand.

2007

At 67 years old, Sir Robin comes fourth in class in the Velux 5 Oceans Solo around the World Race, setting a record as the oldest yachtsman to complete a round-the-world solo voyage. He receives his third UK Yachtsman of the Year Award.

2010

Both Amlin businesses, Haven Knox-Johnston and St Margarets, merge under the Haven Knox-Johnston brand.

2015

Sir Robin comes third in class in the Transatlantic race – and receives his fourth UK Yachtsman of the Year Award!

2016

From September, Haven Knox-Johnston starts trading as MS Amlin.

2021

Haven Knox-Johnston is back – with EEA business run through Aston Lark Europe Limited and a lot of excitement….

Beyond

Bringing shipshaped boat insurance to every boater on every body of water? Watch this space…

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