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Staying cool in the pool

Questions to consider as part of your swimming pool risk management plan.

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.

Suddenly in command

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

Tools for Lifeguard training

New philosophies on how lifeguards should scan pools for potential problems.

Keep valuables safe on your boat

The last thing you want to worry about when on the water is losing any valuables you bring onboard. Here are some helpful tips on how you can keep your valuables as safe as possible when on 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. Markel explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

Basic tips to rigging a sailboat

Preparing for your first sail? It is recommended you take a class to learn about rigging your sailboat. Until then, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when rigging your sailboat.

Boat repair orders 101

What you need to know about boat repairs and boating insurance. How can repair orders effect your boating insurance? Learn more here.

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!

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.