Ashton Marine Services often get asked about boat insurance and though we don’t provide this service we have worked with Peter Matcham of Circle Marine for years  and happy to recommend  his company.

Please please don’t call  just simply Circle Marine direct!!

Circle Marine is a chartered and completely independent specialist marine insurance broker headquartered in Lymington, Hampshire. Our service combines quality products, highly competitive rates, and a truly personal service from a dedicated team with a combined 75+ years of marine experience.

Only a select few of the UK’s premier insurance broking firms qualify for Chartered status and, as a trading style of Circle Insurance Services Ltd, we are proud to be amongst that number. When you use a Chartered firm, you are dealing with proven specialists, whose commitment to professional excellence and integrity is at the heart of everything they do.

The Circle Group was established in 1991 and is today one the UK’s leading privately owned insurance brokers handling over £50m in gross written premiums per annum, employing over 100 staff and having a network of offices covering the UK. We continually seek to exploit the Group’s market capabilities and ensure that all our customers benefit from industry leading service and products.

We’ll take the time to review your individual needs and compare options from a variety of Insurers & MGA’s, to deliver a cost-effective solution. Trusted by a wide range of private clients & marine business owners, we’re extremely proud of our customer loyalty.

Our areas of expertise:

Marine Trades including but not limited to – Boat Builders, Marinas / Boatyards, Yacht Clubs & Sailing Schools, Charter Companies, Surveyors, Boat Repairers and the like.

Private / Commercial Yachts, Motorboats and RIBs, from Dinghies to Mega Yachts and everything in between!


Within the group, we have significant marine capabilities, both broking and underwriting, alongside strong and established relationships with leading insurers.


Do get in touch for a free, no obligation conversation to discuss your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!


Alex Hoole Head of Marine

Direct Dial: 01590 638201 | M: +44 (0)7534 280448 l E: E:


Peter Matcham – Account Director – Trades & Commercial Vessels

Direct Dial: 01590 638204 | M: +44 (0)7794 247 813 l E:


Lucy Tooley  – Account Executive – Pleasurecraft

Direct Dial: 01590 638202 | M: +44 (0)7502 228056 l E: