Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of boats does Markel insure?

Markel has specialized in marine insurance for over 30 years, and has developed marine boat insurance for almost any type of watercraft such as:

Don't see the type of marine insurance you were looking for?  Don't worry as there is not much we have not insured on the water.  Contact us at 1-866-936-1879 to find out more!

Do you insure chartered boats?

Yes, whether you are a professional captain taking out guest passengers out for sport fishing, dinner cruises, sightseeing tours or even using your boat as a water taxi you will be protected with our Marine Tradesman coverage.  Contact us at 1-866-936-1879 to learn more today!

How do I get a quote from Markel watercraft insurance?

It is easy to get a quote from Markel for your marine needs! 

Yacht insurance
Click here to get an insurance quote for your yacht

Boat or PWC insurance
Click here to get an insurance quote for your boat or PWC

Marine business insurance quote
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How do I make a change to my Markel Marine policy?

If you need to make a change to your Markel insurance policy, simply call us at 1-866-936-1879 and a specialized marine insurance expert will be happy to assist you.

Can I pay my bill online?

Absolutely, just click here. From there, you can decide if you want to make a payment with a credit card, debit card, or through your checking account. You can decide if you want to make a onetime payment or set up automatic recurring payments so you never miss a payment.

How do I file a claim?

You can report your marine insurance claim by calling our office, contacting your agent or by completing the online marine insurance claim form. To help speed up the claims process, be sure to have the following information available when submitting your claim:

  • Policy number
  • Date, time and location of loss
  • Description of loss
  • Digital photos (if possible)
  • Number to reach you 

I have never heard of Markel. Are they a financially sound company?

Yes. Markel Marine Insurance is part of Markel Corporation, a $2.5 billion international company and has been a specialty insurance provider for over 35 years.

Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) is a holding company for insurance and investment operations around the world. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and founded in 1930, Markel is organized around five insurance segments offering unique solutions for standard and hard-to-place risk challenges.. Insurance divisions include Markel Global, Markel Specialty, Markel Wholesale, Markel International (including Syndicate 3000, Markel International Insurance Company Limited, and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.), and Markel Re. Markel Ventures, a subsidiary that makes strategic investments in companies outside of the insurance marketplace, is another important component of our business. Markel is listed on the NYSE and trades under the ticker symbol “MKL.”

In each of our businesses, we seek to deliver innovative products and responsive customer service so that we can be a market leader. Our time horizon is long-term, our underwriting approach is disciplined, and our focus is on continuously improving the quality of the customer experience. Our financial goals are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and to combine those profits with superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Independent rating agencies provide detailed reviews of operating results, capital and risk ratios, reserves and other financial results for Markel. Click here for details.