Marine insurance


Markel’s marine team offers a wide variety of inland marine and ocean marine products, and we excel at servicing small- to medium-sized risks. Our underwriting teams are strategically located around the country and feature more than 150 years of combined underwriting and claims experience.

Target classes


  • Builders risk
  • Contractors equipment
  • Installation
  • Riggers liability


  • Annual transit
  • Courier
  • Motor truck cargo
  • Railroad rolling stock
  • Supporting location coverage
  • Warehousemens legal liability


  • Electronic/data processing equipment
  • Medical equipment/medical imaging
  • Radio/TV towers and studios
  • Scientific instruments
  • Telecommunications equipment

Mobile equipment

  • Agricultural
  • Logging
  • Miscellaneous schedules
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas (land based)


  • Equipment dealers
  • Fine arts dealers
  • Furriers
  • Jewelers block


  • Bailees
  • Exhibitions
  • Fine arts
  • Museums
  • Sales representative’s samples
  • Valuable papers


  • $10m per occurrence

Product sheets

Ocean cargo

Markel’s ocean cargo coverage offers worldwide transportation and stock insurance.

Client profile

  • Importers/exporters
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Logistics companies
  • Retailers
  • Global programs
  • Revenue recognition
  • Stock thru-put


  • $25m any one conveyance
  • $25m any one storage location
  • $5,000 minimum premium

Hull, P&I, and marine liability

Markel’s hull, protection and indemnity, and marine liability coverage provides first- and third-party liability coverages for owners/operators of vessels and related maritime interests; includes US brown water.

Client profile

  • Inland and coastal vessels
  • Marina operators
  • Charterers
  • Wharfingers
  • Stevedores
  • Ship repairers
  • Tug and barge
  • Marine construction
  • Terminal operators
  • Government entities


  • $5m per vessel
  • $1m P&I
  • $1m miscellaneous primary liability
  • $10m marine excess liability
  • $5,000 minimum premium 

Product sheet

Markel Ocean Online

Marine leadership

Jeff Vetter
Managing Director, Marine

Ken Keegan
Director, Northeast Region

Philip Nelson
Vice President, Western Region

Karla Scott
Vice President, Cargo Product Line Leader

Markel Global Insurance underwriting contacts

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Marine offices

  • Alpharetta
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • New York
  • San Francisco

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