At a young age James MacPhail found his love for sailing. This stayed strong through his teen years where he first started competing internationally to later on representing Australia at many international events including the Kenwood Cup and the Air New Zealand Regattas together with numerous Etchells World Championships. His passion for the sport and many worldwide wins, including multiple wins at Hamilton Island Race Week, have been a true inspiration to many, and have given James a high profile in the industry. With the numerous years filled with sailing and travel, he now prefers enjoying the sport at a more local level or spending days on the water with his partner and kids.

With this huge level of respect in the industry combined with extensive business knowledge it was inevitable that he was destined for great success in the marine sector. Some of his past achievements include the launch of the J35, Mumm 36 & 11 Metre One Design Classes and many of Australia’s best known racing yachts. Arguably though, his biggest success to date began in 2012 when he became the managing director of Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance Australia. In the past 6 years he has built Pantaenius Australia into a significant business, and one of the most reputable and popular marine insurance firms in Australia. With the communities’ needs firmly in mind and a strong drive to continue to build the business, the potential of James MacPhail and Pantaenius Australia is limitless.