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The 6 Most Common (and Foolish) Mistakes People Make on the Water | Whether you’re new to boating or an experienced veteran, making simple mistakes on the waters can have serious consequences for your boat and for your safety. The good news is that most boating errors are caused by everyday stres...

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An old boat is always going to need constant maintenance, and it’s likely that your boat insurance premiums are going to be higher than if you had a newer model. Eventually, there will come a point where you wonder if purchasing a new boat would be a more financially sound decision than continuin...

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Unless it’s very small, a boat can’t generally run alone. If you’ve purchased a yacht or a superyacht, you are likely to need a little extra help on your excursions. Just like interviewing anyone for a normal job, trying to find the yacht crew can be especially difficult.

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Maybe you have always loved to go boating but haven’t made the commitment. Suddenly, now it’s time to get on the water. So you’ve decided to go a step above a boat. What else do you want? If you want to get the optimal price for what you’re looking for, it’ll require heavy research to back up you...

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Insurance Services

  • Yacht Insurance

    Just as the type of vessel varies, the type of insurance you purchase for your yacht will depend on several factors. For example, yachts are often loaded with additional high-value electronics, including navigation, radar, satellite TV, high-end entertainment systems, and hot tubs, which is important when valuing the vessel. Higher limits for personal effects may also be essential, as these larger vessels typically carry more gear. Yachts with a full-time captain and crew may need commercial marine coverage. And, boats over 10 years old and larger than 27 feet may require a recent marine survey as part of the application process.
  • Boat Insurance

    There’s nothing like the joy and passion that comes from boating. To keep that passion afloat it’s critical to have the right Boat insurance in place. Our experienced insurance experts – and boat owners – at Mariners Insurance have more than 50 years under their belt protecting individuals and their vessels, and are available to ensure that you properly protect your boat, passengers, and assets in and out of the water.Your vessel can be damaged by storms, vandalism, and accidents on the water, in the garage and in tow. In addition, you face expensive liability costs if you are at fault in a boating accident. Mariners Insurance provides worldwide Boat coverage to clients throughout the United States – from Florida to California – with personal attention to meet each individual boat owner’s needs.
  • Marina & Yacht Club Insurance

    Mariners Insurance offers broad and flexible insurance programs developed to meet the unique needs of marina and yacht clubs. We work with a network of top-tier insurers to deliver competitively priced, end-to-end insurance solutions to protect your investment. We provide protection for both land-based and maritime exposures with policies customized to your needs so that you can run regattas, teach sailing, hold social events, weather storms – and safeguard your club, board members, flag officers, volunteers, and employees.
  • Marine Manufacturers

    Our more than 50 years of marine experience provides Mariners Insurance with the ability to offer commercial insurance to a diverse group of businesses in the maritime industry. This includes marine manufacturers who require special attention because of the operations they conduct and resulting exposures. We partner with leading, financial strong insurers to offer robust Property and Liability protection for marine manufacturing businesses backed by responsive claims service.
  • Boat & Yacht Builders

    The success of your business depends on craftsmanship, quality, performance and experience. Whether you’re building boats for leisure or custom luxury vessels, for private or commercial clients, protecting your business with the right insurance program should be part of your business plan. Regardless of the size of your business you need to protect your investment, equipment and boatyard in the event of an accident, disaster or litigation. That’s where Mariners Insurance comes in.We offer comprehensive insurance programs, backed by top-rated insurance companies that guard against risks before and after the launch of any vessel.
  • Marine Artisans

    Mariners Insurance provides a wide array of marine artisans with coverage to safeguard against the potential exposures you face. This includes those involved in fiberglass repair, marine carpentry, cleaning, rigging, painting, welding, engine repair, shrink wrapping and winterization, electronics installation and repair, bridge and dock repair. We cover virtually all marine-related trades with customized, affordable insurance programs to meet your needs.Our 50-plus years of experience in the marine industry enables us to work with our insurance carrier partners to ensure that you get the coverage you require to protect against unforeseen accidents, injuries and property damage.
  • Shipyards / Boat Repairers

    As part of our all-marine insurance solutions, Mariners Insurance provides shipyards and boat repairers with broad and comprehensive, competitively priced coverage options designed to protect your business in the event of a liability loss, property damage or accident. We can provide a custom policy for boat repairers including those that perform the following: Mobile boat maintenance and repair Canvas, sail, and rigging work, Carpentry and finish work, Electronics and electrical work, Engine maintenance and repair, Hull cleaning, Hull repair, fiberglass patching, painting, and wood work, Winterization. We also provide coverage solutions to owners of shipyards/boatyards who face daily challenges in running their business.
  • Marine Cargo

    Transporting cargo is complex, risky and constantly evolving and requires a partner that fully understands the operational exposures the commercial shipping industry faces. Mariners Insurance, founded in 1959, has the experience and expertise to help you manage risk effectively and weather the storm in the event of an accident or loss. Our top-rated insurance company partners provide us with access to Marine Cargo policies to address and respond to your unique risks.The Marine Cargo insurance solutions we offer are designed to cover the exposures present throughout the transport chain. This includes everything from loss and damage resulting from an accident, an act of God, inappropriate handling, theft and robbery and, in the case of marine transport, general average. Coverage can be designed to begin at the warehouse at the point of shipment, extend to the warehouse at the point of destination, and include all intermediate transit by rail or truck.
  • Homeowners Insurance

    For many of our clients their boat or yacht is their home away from home, looking to us to provide the insurance protection they need when they are water-bound. We also provide the insurance needed for their main residence, helping to safeguard what for many is their largest asset, where they raise their families and make a lifetime of memories. Mariners Insurance can provide you, too, with affordable Homeowners insurance designed to fit your lifestyle and protect you in the event of a liability loss or property damage. Our portfolio of Home insurance products will cover all types of residences, including luxury homes.
  • Auto Insurance

    Working with one insurance agency you trust is of great comfort to many of our clients. We already insure their boats, and provide them with the confidence that we can also secure the right Auto insurance policy at the right price. We work many industry leading insurance companies, which gives us the benefit of being able to shop around and negotiate tailored coverage for our clients.
  • Umbrella Insurance

    Umbrella insurance is designed to respond if the limits of your other Liability policies are not enough to cover costs associated with an injury you cause to someone or damage to their property. At Mariners Insurance, we want to see our clients be fully protected from lawsuits and other liability claims, which is why we recommend Personal Umbrella insurance to our clients.
  • Mexico Insurance

    Many of our American and Canadian clients at Mariners Insurance own property in Mexico that requires specialized coverage. We can provide this coverage easily and quickly with a simple call to our office. A licensed trained agent will be able to complete your request within minutes and provide you with a competitive quote for your home, auto or vessel located in Mexico.


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Founded in 1959, we at Mariners Insurance over the years have maintained our shared commitment to provide both the best and right insurance protection for our boat owners and marine business clients. Mariners Insurance was formed by Byron Chamberlain, a boating enthusiast, and has expanded throughout the decades to serve the marine industry throughout the country. Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, we have additional offices located in San Diego, the San Francisco Bay area and Bradenton, Florida.

At Mariners Insurance, we insure boats in every ocean of the world. Wherever you are on your boat, one of our representatives can be reached by phone, fax, or email. We can be reached via email 7 days a week.

We’re also avid boaters ourselves, and love boating as much as our clients.

Additionally, our staff has extensive offshore experience, which enables us to identify and anticipate potential exposures boaters and the marine business community may face. Whether motoring a 27-footer through the Sacramento Delta or cruising a 200-foot mega-yacht through the Mediterranean, you can depend on Mariners Insurance.

You Get Real Options with Mariners Insurance

Mariners Insurance is directly appointed with more American yacht insurers than any other marine specialist. This means that the yacht owner who is buying a boat can rely on us to deliver the best proposals from several A-rated companies.  

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