SUMMIT, N.J., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), a leading insurance holding company for specialty underwriting facilities, announced today that it launched Flagship Marine Underwriters (Flagship), a best-in-class yacht and charter recreational marine underwriting facility. 

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Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Flagship specializes in global underwriting facilities for yacht, luxury yachts, and the charter yacht industry. The team will be responsible for expanding SPG’s marine product offering in the underwriting and wholesale space.

Laura Sherrod,  Director of Underwriting, Dylan Schwerdtfeger, Managing Director of Commercial Marine and Charter, and Shawn Kucharski, Managing Partner, have joined SPG and will run the newly created platform. 

With over 40 years of experience in both yacht and charter underwriting and risk management, Flagship provides superior resources on a global scale.

“The Flagship leadership team brings deep experience and knowledge that will help SPG build our marine underwriting platform. Creating unique niche solutions in a turbulent watercraft market is where the team really excels and we are looking forward to supporting them in product development and risk management,” said Chris Treanor, President and CEO of SPG. 

About Specialty Program Group
Headquartered in Summit, NJ, SPG focuses on expanding program underwriting and specialty businesses.  For more information, please visit

Media: Yiana Stavrakis
Phone: 908-790-6801

M&A: Chris Treanor
Phone: 908-790-6884


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