Caryne Duvenhage – bringing sharply into focus one of the best known business woman in our industry


bannerAs woman’s month 2016 fades into history – our spotlight shines brightly on Caryne Duvenhage – bringing sharply into focus one of the best known business woman in our industry,

A passionate boater, Springbok waterskier, accomplished boat sales consultant and marine insurance specialist – Caryne is clearly not your average woman “behind the scenes”.

One could say she was born for boating! Her mother was eight months pregnant with her and still waterskiing and so her love story with watersports began.

Skiing at only three years old and achieving national colours for Barefooting by 13, Caryne was well set up for a successful future in the business of boating.

Considering her heritage this comes as no surprise! Grandad Arnie was a Springbok powerboat racer, father Derrick and brother Dean are both Springbok waterskiers, avid fisherman and marine industry stalwarts.

So Caryne, continuing in this legacy of achievement in both watersport and the marine business, is as natural as a duck in water.

Outdoor adventure, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, exploring Mozambique are just a few of her favourite past times when she’s not hard at work.

Caryne heads up a team of highly qualified insurance specialists at Club Marine which was established in 1985. At the time they were the only brokerage to offer standalone Watercraft insurance in South Africa. Today, they have one of the largest Watercraft books in the country.

Their comprehensive product range also includes: Marine Cargo Import, Export and GIT, as well as Charter operators, Boat Builders Risk, Commercial Business and Personal lines extending to Caravans, 4 x 4 Vehicles and Motorbikes.

Caryne has gone to great lengths to select the best insurers and underwriters in niche markets and has formed long-standing relationships to the benefit of her clients. Her company is backed by leading insurers such as Hollard, Santam, Mutual & Federal and others.

For more information or comparative quotes, visit

Anglers Talk readers are entitled to an exclusive discount on their watercraft cover for the month of September only. SMS “Anglers Talk” to 44077.


Tension and excitement has the sailing fraternity on tenterhooks this week, with all eyes focussed on the prestigious 2016 Lipton Cup Challenge.

After two days racing in Table Bay, Cape Town – the Club Marine-sponsored Orion B2G2 racing yacht  (belonging to Royal Natal Yacht Club) is currently in 2nd place.

Skippered by Ricky Robinson, the six-man team is more determined than ever to bring the cup home to Durban. The last time RNYC won the Lipton Cup was in 2013 and last year the team came 2nd to Royal Cape Yacht Club.

This exciting event finishes on Friday.


Did you know?

An average of 18 000 people are killed on our roads each year whilst another 150 000 are injured. More than 50% of these involve alcohol. Drinking and driving is not only extremely dangerous it is also a criminal offense that can carry a penalty of up to R120 000 or six months in prison. Club Marine’s Domestic insurance clients placed through SIS have access to “Safe and Sound”. If you are going to a function or an event where you may need alternative transport home, you can pre-book to be assisted home. Safe ‘n Sound arrive with two drivers – one to drive both you and your vehicle home while the other follows.

This policy offers clients 6 FREE trips included per year, which includes 50kms per trip in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein.

For the full terms and conditions applicable to Safe ‘n Sound please refer to the policy wording alternatively contact us– / Tel: 0861 819 219.


Did you know?
Club Marine established in 1985, has one of the widest watercraft policy wordings is South Africa, for example, we cover – ‘Damages to motors as a direct result of blockage of the water intake or cooling system’. Does your current policy cover the same?

For a comparative quotation and or for one of our consultants to contact you and go through the covers contact us – / Tel: 0861 819 219.

Watercraft Owners – Did you know?

You can only register an offshore craft if you have a VHF radio, ICASA owner’s license and VHF Operator’s certificate. (A 29meg radio is no longer sufficient as a standalone unit).

According to Stan Walter, SADSAA’s National Safety Officer, if you have an existing VHF radio with operator’s license on your boat – it will still be valid and will continue to be acceptable for surveys done this year. New laws are expected around January 2017.

Before a CAT R Inland Skippers certificate is issued: skippers need 25 hours of on-water practical experience – if you attend a SAMSA accredited school, or 50 hours if you do not attend their lectures.

More information contact:  Mike Higgs from Boat Boys (031) 701 5324 or Stan Walter

Comprehensive Subsidence and Landslip cover

Most Insurance policies automatically offer limited cover for Subsidence and Landslip – ‘contraction or expansion of clay and similar soil types due to its moisture or water content’ is excluded, being the greatest risk for subsidence and landslip.

If this cover is required, we can offer you full cover under this section for an additional premium and subject to a geological report. Contact our offices for further information.


Neels Barkhuizen of Ballito, recently beat a 140-strong field of anglers on 115 Jetskis – in this growing Species competition (organized by GoFish magazine) held at Ponta do Oura.
He bagged prizes worth around R70 000 – including “One Year Complimentary Insurance” from Club Marine. Riaan Louw was hot on his heels– just ten points behind – taking 2nd place.