We are the boat insurance experts.

When you're out on the water, your boat insurance should be the last thing on your mind. At Markel, we understand this better than the big insurance companies. That's because we're boat insurance experts. We have the knowledge and know-how to insure your boat better than any other company. So when you're out on the water, the only thing on your mind is, well, the water.

We are boaters. We understand the lure of the water because we're boaters just like you. What's more, we've been boat insurance specialists for more than 30 years. Needless to say, we know a thing or two about boating and, of course, boat insurance. And that means a whole lot of peace of mind for you.

Markel means more. When you insure your boat with us, you'll get all the extras that many other insurance carriers don't offer. And if they do, you can expect to pay extra for them. Not at Markel. When you get your Markel boat insurance quote, you'll see our coverage includes such things as water-sport liability, medical payments coverage, and diminishing deductibles.

Coverage Markel Competition
Personal effects coverage      $1,000 Included ($500 for PWC)  optional/extra cost

Medical payments $1,000 Included  optional/extra cost

Emergency towing  $500 Included optional/extra cost

Diminishing deductible Included for most boats up to 65mph -
deductible decreases by 25% after each     
loss-free year. 
optional with agreed
value only

Customized boat insurance for you. We tailor your Markel boat insurance policy to fit your individual needs. We take into consideration what kind of boat you own and what activities you enjoy with it. For example, if you own a fishing boat, we offer optional fishing equipment coverage. Of, if you enjoy water-skiing, we provide watercraft liability insurance. So, whether you own an antique boat, power boat, ski boat, sail boat, fishing boat, pontoon, or pleasure boat, we have the right boat insurance for you. And, of course, we offer it at a competitive rate. Get started with a free custom boat insurance quote now!

We provide boat insurance for motorboats 32 feet and under, as well as personal watercraft insurance. We also provide insurance for yachts and high performance boats. If you need insurance on a larger boat, please call one of our specialists at 1-800-236-2637.

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
Kids on boat

"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
Grandparents boating