Why Markel Specialty Tradesman?

You know the risks in your business. Thankfully, so do we.

Owning a commercial marine business is full of risks. With a custom marine tradesman business insurance policy from Markel Specialty, we can provide the peace of mind you and your business need.

  • Rental facilities - manual and fishing boats, houseboats, runabouts and personal watercraft.*
  • Charter (guides, bareboat, sightseeing, sportfishing) - includes sport fishing, dinner cruises, airboat charters, water taxis and sightseeing excursions.
  • Bed and breakfast boats - coverage for floating bed and breakfasts that usually do not move from the dock including yachts, trawlers, sailboats, and houseboats
  • Boat clubs - formal clubs, associations or timesharing groups
  • Boat schools - vessels used for instructional purposes in conjunction with a formal school
  • Commercial fishing boats - includes small, family-run, commercial fishing operations
  • Owner/operator vessels used in a light commercial capacity including:
    • Artisan
    • Camp or youth organization
    • Corporately owned, client entertainment or employee use
    • Dock or shoreline construction
    • Environmental
    • Fish farm
    • Photography
    • Real estate
    • Safety or security patrol
    • Transport - worker or materials
    • Marina-based weed control and work boat

The Markel Specialty difference

  • Dedicated marine underwriters and marine claims specialists who provide prompt, responsive service
  • Customizable coverage to suit you and your business
  • Affordable rates
  • Flexible payment options
  • Industry leader - over 35 years of experience

*Our Tradesman coverage protects your rental facility, not the renter.

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