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Why Markel

Why Markel

Your boat is more than "just a boat" to you. It represents a lifestyle that that deserves to be protected by the best marine insurance on the water.  With over 30 years of marine insurance experience, Markel Marine provides a level of expertise that is unsurpassed in the marine industry.  Plus, unlike a typical homeowners insurance policy, Markel Marine focuses exclusively on marine insurance and has developed a wide variety of marine insurance coverage for almost any type of boat or watercraft:

Don't see the marine insurance coverage you were looking for? Not to worry.  Contact your local Markel Marine agent, and we will find a policy that fits your unique marine insurance needs (chances are, we’ve seen it before).

Why Markel?

We understand the allure 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, marine insurance. We also offer:

  • More complete coverage for no additional cost 
  • Discounts and cost-effective coverage options to save you money
  • Flexible payment options
  • Experienced underwriters and claims specialists
  • Fast and painless claims service
  • Plus, if you don't see the marine insurance coverage you are looking for, chances are we have insured something like it before.  Find a Markel Marine agent to learn more.

Great, but what happens when I have a claim?

Markel's claim specialists are seasoned marine experts with over 30 years of experience.  We are committed to investigating, evaluating and resolving all marine insurance claims in a timely manner, and typically handle most claims within 14 business days. 

You can help speed up the claims and settlement process, and avoid delays by providing the following information with your claims submission:

  • Policy number
  • Date, time and location of loss
  • Description of loss
  • Digital photos (if possible)
  • Number to reach you

Report your marine insurance claim immediately.

You can report your marine insurance claim by calling our office, contacting your agent or by completing the online marine insurance claim form.

Marine Insurance Claims Toll Free: 1-800-236-3113

"Excellent claims service in time of need. This has to be the best Insurance Company out there. I always recommend Markel to all my boating friends."

Frank T.
Markel Marine Customer
Frank T. Testimonial

"Markel is undeniably the best marine insurance company I have dealt with in 45 years of boating."

Harry K.
Markel Marine Customer
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