PresidentShawn F. Kucharski, CPCU, ARM, AMIM graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with dual degrees in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering. Upon graduation, he sailed on both his engine and deck licenses on all classes of commercial ships around the world from container and bulk cargo to supply boats in the oil field.
Shawn began his insurance career working for IG P&I Club before working at Marsh where he furthered his expertise in marine claims and liability becoming an Associate Average Adjuster. At Willis, Shawn was responsible for North America Yacht Portfolio including some of the largest charter fleets in the world.
Shawn continued his path as a commercial marine broker in hull, liability, yachts and charter with clients around the world. Shawn has attained numerous awards and industry recognitions over the years and is a regular speaker at industry events including the Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Seminar, International Breakbulk Conference, and the Workboat Conference. Shawn has received numerous advanced degrees and designations in risk management and finance including an MBA from NYU and all three CPCU, Associate in Risk Management and Associate in Marine Insurance Management.
Shawn served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and is still active in the Naval Reserve.
Shawn is the Founder and President of Falvey Yachts since 2010.
Senior Vice PresidentAs a member of the family that began Merrill-Stevens shipyard, Laura grew up on the water in Miami. She spent her youth hanging out in boatyards, learning to sail, doing bright work, and crewing on racing boats. After college, she went to work for the first and oldest yacht insurance specialty agency in the United States, C. A. Hansen Corp. With experience as a London Broker and correspondent, Laura has managed some of the largest Lloyd’s yacht line slips in recent history. Over the last 30 years, she has become well-known amongst yacht owners, brokers, surveyors, vessel managers, and claims professionals the world over. Laura was the manager of Brown & Brown Marine Division for 13 years, later moving to Atlass Special Risks where she spent 7 years managing and building their brokerage division. She has now joined Falvey Yacht Insurance as Senior Vice President and Director of Underwriting. Laura runs Global Operations and Underwriting for Falvey Yacht Insurance and is located in the company’s office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Managing Underwriter - CharterPrior to joining the Falvey Yachts team, Dylan began his career in the Consulting and Venture Capital spaces. Upon graduating from the University of Kentucky, Dylan spent the next two years in Shanghai, China working as a Project Manager, where his fluency in Mandarin allowed for quick progression through the Chinese business culture. As a Managing Underwriter for Falvey Yachts Charter Division, Dylan now employs his experiences abroad to globally expand the world’s largest charter fleet underwriting portfolio. Through new rating modeling and analytics, operational understanding, and superior client interfacing, he has spent over two years leading risk management relationships for Falvey Yachts with charter fleets in over fifteen countries, including some of the largest fleets in the world.
Managing Underwriter - Luxury Mega YachtsMarc joined Falvey Insurance Group in 2009 as an Underwriting Technical Assistant for Falvey Cargo Underwriting. He holds a B.B.A. in Risk Management & Insurance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Upon the formation of Falvey Yacht Insurance in 2010, Marc came on board FYI as its second employee. Since then, Marc has been a key instrument in the growth and success of the FYI brand. Initially overseeing operations for vessels valued under $2M, Marc was promoted to Underwriter in 2011. He was named Managing Underwriter for Luxury and Mega-Yachts in 2013 to address FYI's expanded reach to include vessels valued up to $75M. Marc's technical underwriting experience and marketplace expertise is vital to FYI’s future success in this growth space.
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