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Protecting you out on the water for over 30 years.

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Boat insurance coverage options

With over 30 years of experience specializing in boat insurance, Markel knows what you need. Markel offers specialized boat protection covering such things as water-sport liability, medical payments and diminishing deductibles. 

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Boat insurance leader

For over 30 years, Markel has been offering the specialized boat protection that you and your boat deserve.

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Affordable boat coverage

Markel boat insurance and watercraft insurance offers the customizable coverage you deserve for as low as $100 per year.

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Fishing equipment coverage

Rods, reels, lures. We'll protect your boat and fishing gear like you protect your secret fishing hole.

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PWC coverage

Your PWC is not a boat, and shouldn't be insured like one. Markel designs our PWC policies specifically for PWCs.

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Boat insurance discounts

Save up to 35%! Learn how you can save with our boat insurance discounts and diminishing deductible program.

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Boat insurance claims

Accidents happen and when they do, Markel's marine claims team works with you to help get you back on on the water asap.

Boat claim information

1-800-236-2453
Markel Customer Service
Hours of operation:
Mon.–Fri., 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. CST
Sat., 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST

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"As a grandparent, the safety of your grandkids is always a priority. Markel insurance gives me peace of mind on the water so that I can enjoy the summer boating season with my grandkids."

Tom R.
Markel boat insurance customer
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"Markel was there for us when the lower unit on our boat motor was damaged. The Claims and Customer Service teams worked with us to process our claim seamlessly. Thank you, Markel!"

Eric & Amanda O.
Markel boat insurance customers
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