GMA writes commercial watercraft with MARKEL!

The Markel Marine Tradesman Insurance program has been designed from the ground up to offer a broad spectrum of coverage features for a wide variety of marine business uses. Commercial marine business owners are exposed to significant risks and liabilities. Markel knows that protecting their investment and assets is a priority; It's our priority, too!


CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, and VT


pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - All Usage Application (120 KB)

pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - Charter, Guide, and Bareboat Application (88 KB)

pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - Owner Operator, Bed & Breakfast, Boat School, and Fisherman Application (129 KB)

pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - Rental Boat, Boat Club Application (81 KB)

pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - Schedule Addendum (27 KB)

pdf Markel Marine Tradesman - Slip and Mooring Addendum (15 KB)

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Underwriting Appetite:

  • Bareboat
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Boat Clubs
  • Boat Schools
  • Charter*
  • Charter-Guide*
  • Commercial Fish
  • Owner/Operator*
  • Rental (Except NY)

Examples of Acceptable Usage:

  • Artisan
  • Camp or youth organization
  • Corporately owned, client entertainment, or employee use
  • Dock or shoreline construction
  • Envrionemental
  • Fish farm
  • Photography
  • Real estate
  • Rental support
  • Safety or security patrol
  • Transport - worker or material
  • Weed control or work boat - marina

*Now with available business interruption coverage!

Program Coverage Features:

  • Hull Coverage to $1,000,000
    • Agreed Value Settlement
    • Protect and Recover
    • Windstorm Extra Expense
    • Emergency Towing and Assistance
  • Liability Coverage to $1,000,000
    • Wreck Removal
  • Crew Liability (preferred charter risks only)
  • Premises Liability
  • Shoreside Liability Extension
  • Slip and Mooring Liability
  • Watersport Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Medical Payments
  • Personal Property
  • Pollution
  • Primary Fishing Equipment
  • Uninsured Boater

Markel Marine Difference

  • Dedicated marine underwriters and claim specialists providing prompt responsive service
  • Creative solutions for preferred and unique marine risks
  • Flexible payment options including online and recurring payments
  • E-Policy delivery


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