Yacht insurance claims

Because we know you want to get back on the water as soon as possible.

Unfortunately accidents happen. If disaster does strike or you are the victim of theft, you can count on Markel Specialty to help get you back on the water as soon as possible.

Our marine insurance claim experts have specialized training and experience with all types of watercraft so your marine insurance claim will be handled with efficiency, speed and fairness. More importantly, they're boaters just like you so they know that you want to be back on the water cruising, fishing, sailing or just having fun.

We are committed to investigating, evaluating and resolving marine insurance claims in a timely manner, and typically handle most claims within 14 business days. We even send out checks for claim settlements the same day as the both parties (Markel Specialty and the claimant) agree to the same terms.

And, in the event legitimate questions arise due to interpretation of policy language, we believe marine insurance claim disputes should be weighed in favor of our policyholders.

How to speed up the marine insurance claims process.
You can help streamline the claims and settlement process, and avoid delays by providing the following information when you file your yacht insurance claim:
  • Policy number
  • Date, time and location of loss
  • Description of loss
  • Digital photos (if possible)
  • Number to reach you
Report your yacht insurance claim immediately.
You can report your yacht insurance claim by calling our office at 800-236-2453, or completing the online yacht insurance claim form.