From beachcats to sailing yachts
WH Insurance Consultants was set up in 1987 by Tim Dieu de Bellefontaine initially as there were areas of the sailing community that were finding it very difficult to obtain marine Insurance. It started as a Multihull and Dinghy specialist but now also has expanded to include Keelboats, Yachts and Inland Waterways craft. In 2005 David Lloyd took over the reigns with Tim staying on as a partner.
During 2022 David decided to find an organisation to help him build on the great work and fantastic legacy of WH Insurance. "After careful consideration I decided to join Noble Marine due to their reputation in the dinghy insurance market and particularly in respect of claims service", David Lloyd.
We are delighted that David has decided to join the Noble Marine team and from 1st May 2023 the existing clients of WH Insurance will be offered renewal of their policies from Noble Marine. David continues to be personally involved and is available on the usual phone number or via the Noble Marine main number.
David has sailed and raced many types of Dinghy, Multihull and Keelboat. He has been a National Champion in 6 different countries in the Dart 18 attaining 34 National Titles to date and has also won Cowes week in the Victory Class keelboat. He has sailed in every Dart 18 World Championships from 1991 to 2022, finishing in the medal positions on 6 occaisions. He was World Vice Champion, Silver Medal - 2007 & 2009.
He has been Dart 18 UK National Champion a record 5 times in 2003, 2013, 2016 2018 & 2022, and Inland National Champion 10 times (also 6 years in row 2008-2013) the latest in 2022. Dutch National Champion (2013-17) French National Champion (2014), won the Thai event in 2019 and the UK Singlehanded National Champion 2021. He has also competed at Formula 18 and Tornado Worlds. He also sails a National Squib keelboat. (Finished 2nd at Cowes Week 2019)
David is an experienced Protest committee chairman and has an excellent knowledge of the current racing rules.