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Life jacket safety tips

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

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!

Why safe boating is important

Be safe out there! Read stories of people that have pushed the boundaries of boating safety. Enjoy boating by becoming a better operator.

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.

Best online weather resources for boaters

When planning a boat trip, one of the first things boaters do is check the weather to be prepared for what’s ahead. But where do you start? Here are some helpful resources for the forecast so you don’t run into any surprises when you are out on the water.

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!

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.

Suddenly in command

If there was a sudden emergency on your boat, and you were suddenly in charge to get the boat back shore, would you know what to do? Markel helps explore what to do if you are suddenly in command of a boat.

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!

Tips when buying a new boat

Thinking about buying a new boat? Read Markel Marine Insurance buying tips. Find out about boat loans, down payments, marine surveys & more!