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Gallagher Charter Lakes (a division of Arthur J Gallagher and Co.) is pleased to announce the addition of Roy de Lis to our Gallagher Charter Lakes family.  Roy joins us after a life time of work in the marine industry from building boats right out of college to working at a marine surveying company.   For the past (8) years Roy has focused his career on marine insurance primarily in the West Coast market.  Roy’s in depth knowledge of boats and marine insurance are prerequisites to working effectively in this industry, says Dan Longman, President of Gallagher Charter Lakes.  Translating that knowledge to the benefit of our customers is how we add value and establish long term relationships at Gallagher Charter Lakes.

Roy joins Gallagher Charter Lakes as an Account Executive focused exclusively on Recreation Marine Insurance as well as Commercial Marine Insurance.  Roy joins Marty Reichman as account executives in our Newport Beach California office. Roy will now have access to proprietary Gallagher Charter Lakes wet marine insurance products for Yacht Insurance and Boat Insurance. He will also be marketing and selling our proprietary Guided Sport Fishing Insurance and the Passenger Vessel Insurance as well as Mono Line Commercial Hull and P&I Insurance products.

Boat owners are unique individuals who prefer working with people who understand boats and believe in the value of relationships, says Longman;  “ If they ever need something or have a problem they want to know they have someone to go to who understands their situation and will work hard for them.  That is what our clients want from us and it’s what they get from Gallagher Charter Lakes”.  That is why it is so important for our staff to have boating backgrounds which is a big reason we are so happy to have Roy on our team.  Most of our staff have been on the water all their lives and love talking about boats and water.

Roy de Lis will be working  from of our Newport Beach office located at 3471 Via Lido, Suite 207, Newport Beach, CA 92663. His phone number is 800-228-6779 or 714-595-8887 and his email is  Our complete suite of Recreational Marine Insurance and Commercial Marine Insurance products will be offered through Roy from that office.

Roy de Lis grew up in Huntington Beach and went to primary school there. He  graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Industrial Arts. He started sailing when he was 10 and started racing sailboats when he was in college. Today Roy still sails with his sons. Another hobby is  GoKart racing which led into driving Formula cars. Today both if his sons race G Karts and Roy is their pit crew, mechanic and driving coach.

Gallagher Charter Lakes is a Marine Specialty Insurance Agency that focusses 100% of its energy on Boat Insurance, Yacht Insurance, Guided Sport Fishing Insurance, Passenger Vessel Insurance and Commercial Hull and P&I insurance.  We market our products on a national basis with our home office in Grand Rapids, Michigan and branch offices in Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and California.

Gallagher Charter Lakes home office is located at 3455 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 and our web site address is