Tabby Watt's long career in yacht and commercial marine insurance began in 1988 while finishing up her Bachelor Degree at the University of Maine while working part time for International Special Risks, Inc. (ISR) in Lynnfield, MA. In 1989, she joined ISR full-time in a small Portland, Maine waterfront office with the goal of expanding ISR’s existing yacht business and, in 2008, Tabby relocated the Yacht Division to the Pineland Campus in New Gloucester to accomodate a growing company of marine insurance professionals. With Tabby at the helm as a Managing Partner, ISR's Maine Division became one of the largest intermediary marine insurance brokerages in the country writing a multi-million dollar book of business. In 2013, the Maine division went to the next level as its own agency and Lucantha Marine Insurance was created. With the same goals of providing outstanding customer service and unparalled market access to their agents, Lucantha Marine Insurance remains an influential marine insurance intermediary writing business worldwide.
Tabby’s marine underwriting knowledge and industry relationships among underwriters, insurance brokers, reinsurers, clients, captains, sportfish tournament directors, builders and yacht brokers alike brings Lucantha Marine Insurance to the forefront of both the luxury and sportfish insurance markets. Her outstanding reputation for diligent and thorough underwriting allows her to gain underwriting, binding and issuance authority with well respected carriers. Tabby is also recognized within the industry for her ability to create exclusive program business to benefit the carriers, agents and clients who partner with Lucantha Marine Insurance.
Tabby is an active participant on the tournament fishing circuit and, over the years, has proudly involved the company as presenting sponsors of the Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series, the Bahamas Billfish Championship (BBC) Series and the Custom Shootout. Tabby is also a participating sponsor of the Mariner’s Club Marine Seminar. She attends various boat shows across the country and throughout the year. Through Lucantha Marine Insurance, Tabby supports the American Institute Marine Underwriters (AIMU), the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) and the Billfish Foundation.