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Boat navigation 101

There are many tools to help you navigate your boat so that you can safely and efficiently reach your destination. Markel offers some basic tips in a quick introduction on the different boat navigation tools available to help you on your way.

Tips to winterize your boat

Read these top 10 boat winterization tips to make sure your boat is ready to go when the weather is!

Choosing the right fire extinguisher

Prevent a boat fire by learning how to choose the best marine fire extinguisher for your boat--Markel Boat Insurance has all the details here!

Poker run safety

Before you sign up for a boat poker run read these Marine Insurance specialist safety tips. Markel has 30+ years of boat insurance expertise!

Hurricane Preparation for Boats

There is a lot to think about when preparing your boat for hurricane season. These tips will help to ensure you have everything in order before a stressful situation arises.

Life jacket safety tips

Get peace of mind by learning these life jacket safety tips. Then it's time to enjoy the water!

What to look for in a life jacket

Selecting the right life jacket for you and your loved ones is an important first step in enjoying your boat. Follow these tips to pick the best life jackets.

Choosing the right marine surveyor

Read why you should consider hiring a marine surveyor to inspect your new boat before purchasing. Get tips for finding a marine surveyor.

Tres Martin High Performance Boat School Training

High performance boats are more elaborate than ever. Read as Tres Martin explains why its important to attend high performance boat school training.

Tips for tying your boat to the dock

Tying your boat to the dock is important so that it is secure enough not to get damaged by knocking up against the dock due to conditions such as wind, waves and tide. Markel Marine explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.