Darren's story

Rebuilding Empire Marinas

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Darren's passion for sailing is clear, from his involvement with various boating associations around Australia to government maritime regulatory bodies but most notably through his ownership of Empire Marinas located at Bobbin Head, New South Wales. Winner of 5 gold Anchor Australian Marina of the Year Awards, Darren has established one of the finest marinas in New South Wales.

IC Frith Insurance Brokers have been managing Empire Marinas' complex insurance needs for close to a decade. Through this time they have come to truly understand the Empire Marinas business through a dedicated Broker, specialised in the marine industry. That same Broker continues to work closely with Darren on Empire Marinas' insurance needs today.

Saturday July 21st is a day Darren will never forget. He received a call alerting him of a fire that had broken out at his marina. After ensuring no one was hurt or injured, Darren called IC Frith. The moment of truth for IC Frith and QBE had arrived.

Our commitment to getting assessors out quickly and commence rebuilding Darren's marina made it possible for him to be back in business in time for summer; one of the busiest periods of the year.

Darren has since developed a strong relationship with Simon Cook (CEO IC Frith) and worked in close collaboration with him on the strategic development of the Boating Industry through their involvement and participation on the Boards of the BIA (Boating Industry Association) in NSW and nationally, further demonstrating the power of partnerships.