Relationship, Honesty, Integrity, Understanding and Service

  • Nautical is a 100%  South African owned and operated underwriting agency specializing in marine insurance.

  • We’re a team of dynamic, highly committed individuals. After working at some of the biggest insurance companies in South Africa, we decided to join forces to create the kind of flexible, innovative, value for money, insurance underwriting agency we wanted to see. Since then Nautical has grown into one of South Africa’s leading marine insurance specialists boasting a team of experienced underwriters and claims handlers.


We do not want to be the biggest Underwriting Company, we want to be YOUR FAVORITE!!



Insurance is not about just writing business; it is about helping YOUR business grow. Nurturing lasting relationships with our clients and partners is our priority.  Quick Chat? Detailed planning session? Run out of sugar? GIVE US A CALL..


Relationship, Honesty, Integrity, Understanding and Service

Managing Director

JP  is an accomplished and experienced leader at Nautical with 31 years marine experience to draw on, including arears such as RI and Treaties, Alternative Risk Financing and Cell Captives

You may know him as a passionate Captain at Nautical or a Golf Enthusiast, or a Kruger Park Outdoorsy,   but he can also be credited with contributions to the South African National Service.

He is a founding member of Navigate Underwriting Managers and has also spent time at Mutual & Federal and SA Eagle, among others. It’s no wonder our MD at Nautical gives us strong direction, strong leadership and a supply of nautical terminology we’re still getting to grips with.

Cell Number: 082 550 8004



Director - Finance and Operations

Lizette has over 28 years of experience in the Insurance Field having started at Auto & General in 1992, She has worked for SA’s top Insurance companies  specialising in Personal and Commercial lines before starting Nautical in 2011 with the late John Hill.

Lizette loves spending time with her family over weekends, She enjoys the outdoors and more specifically the bushveld.  She enjoys horse riding in her spare time.

Cell Number: 083 309 0035

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Director - Underwriting and Claims 

Clinton is no stranger to the more practical and complex elements of Marine Insurance matters, having started his career back in 1993 as a junior marine Insurance surveyor for Rennie Murray in Durban. Since then Clinton has earned his strips at the likes of Allianz & Associates just to name a few.

With 27 years of experience to back his intellectual curiosity, Clinton has become a buzzword and a noteworthy leader in the Marine Industry, with a demonstrated ability to deliver results and build profitable businesses, from start-up to scale-up.

Cell Number: 084 250 6077

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Head of Claims 

Shaakier started his career at Protea Insurance Company in 1995 and has been in short term insurance ever since. He has over 20 years of marine-specific insurance experience and joined the Nautical family in 2015 as a Marine Claims and Underwriting Consultant.

What sets him apart is his first-hand experience, having worked with Transport, Warehousing, Logistics and Clearing & Forwarding divisions of a 7PL logistics leader in South Africa. 

Cell Number: 081 246 9713

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