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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.

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!

Buying a boat in the off season

Markel gives great tips on selecting and buying a boat--whether it's new or used, large or small--find the right boat for you!

There's an app for that!

There are hundreds of mobile apps for boaters, but which ones are the most useful? Markel boat insurance explores a few useful boating apps to help you as you plan your summer fun.

Life jacket safety tips

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

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.

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.

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.

Sailboat masts and rigging

Sailboat mast and rigging maintenance and tuning tips from an accredited marine surveyor. Review these tips to insure years of pleasurable sailing.

What to pack in your grab bag

Make sure you're prepared with this list of essentials items for your boat's ditch (grab) bag.

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