Richard Smith is a marine insurance specialist who spent a decade working as a broker, underwriter and program manager at Atlass Insurance Group, later acquired by Risk Strategies and then spun off into One80 Intermediaries. His experience includes large yacht placements, lead Lloyd’s coverholder on multiple yacht facilities, repatriation of a London program to the US market and open brokerage placements through the leading domestic and international marine insurance carriers.
Mr. Smith currently heads-up the marine department at Bass Underwriters, providing access to marine specialty markets and building out a best in class rating platform, in support of Bass’ own boat program. His specialties include CAT exposed business, hard to place risks, performance boat underwriting, charter boats, center console business and large yacht placements.
Mr. Smith spent his formative years working at large marinas on the East Coast and later as yacht crew, often spending time in Fort Lauderdale, the Yachting Capital of the World and his current home. He is an avid boater and can often be found cruising the intercostal or running offshore in his boat “Casco”.