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Marine Insurance Policies for South Carolina Businesses

The waters of South Carolina provide excellent business opportunities for companies to run fishing boats, commercial boats, charter boats, marinas, boat rental operations, shipyards, boat manufacturing plants, and more. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, Maritime Insurance International has a deep connection to the Palmetto state and its many businesses. We want to help your marine business get the greatest commercial marine insurance coverage on the market, so that you can run your company with peace of mind instead of worrying about potential losses.

Marine Risks in South Carolina

Marine businesses in South Carolina will face many substantial risks. Tropical storms and hurricanes, such as the recent mega-storm, Hurricane Matthew, are prone to come up from the south and impact the state. These storms can effect charter boats, rental boats, private boats in marinas, and boats being built or worked on in shipyards. These serious storms can also damage docks, vehicles, structures associated with marine businesses, and more. Ask your agent about hurricane insurance coverage today.

Accidents are another major risk for South Carolina marine businesses. Accidents and injuries can occur if a boat crashes into something such as a submerged vessel or sand bar. If someone slips and falls on company property or if other unexpected events happen, you’ll want to be protected as well. Despite the best safety efforts, many accidents do still happen. Make sure you have the coverage you need.

Other risks South Carolina marine businesses can face include crime and loss of personal property. Personal property can get lost if a vessel sinks, catches fire or runs aground. Ensure you are protected from theft and other property loss, especially if you are regularly taking passengers out on the water.


Our Commercial Marine Insurance Policies

Maritime Insurance International offers a wide selection of commercial marine insurance policies to ensure protection for a variety of risks impacting South Carolina businesses. From inspected and uninspected charter boat insurance policies to boat rental insurance and other commercial boat policies, we can find you the best coverage for your needs at the best possible rates. Things that can be covered under these commercial packages include hulls, P&L, pollution, contractors equipment / inland marine, marine excess liability and bumbershoot, support and supply vessels, research vessels, dock builders, etc. Our agents will work closely with you to lock in the right policy for your specific business.

In addition to commercial and charter boat insurance policies, we also provide coverage for many other types of marine businesses. Whether you’re a marina operator, boat dealer, marine artisan, marine contractor or some other kind of marine business, Maritime Insurance International has the policies you need to protect your business and investments. Things that can be covered through marine business insurance policies include docks, general liabilities, sudden and accidental pollution, crew, owned watercraft, commercial auto, business interruption and loss of rents, and much more.

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Trusted Marine Insurance Agents in South Carolina

Our agents have years of experience providing top quality insurance for the best prices on the market. Headquartered in Charleston, SC, we have deep experience working with South Carolina marine businesses and are dedicated to serving the Palmetto state. Leveraging our connections with the industry’s top carriers, we’ll do everything we can to find you an excellent marine insurance policy for your business.

Browse our policies and request a quote today.


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Company Information

Maritime Insurance International
3 Lockwood Drive
Suite 302A
Charleston, SC 29401

Mystic, CT Office:
P.O. Box 30
West Mystic, CT 06388-0030

Annapolis, MD Office:
P.O. Box 3505
Annapolis, MD 21403

Contact Details

Phone: 843.606.5270
Fax: 888.482.6844

Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm


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Professional, & courteous every time we've spoken. I would highly recommend ​t​his agency for boat insurance.
Carol P.
Very helpful and easy to work with.
Kevin D.
Excellent and prompt service.
Bruce B.
Terrific custom service and extremely well informed.
Amy D.
Nick does a great job, very responsive service, good products.
Charles C.
Great people, prompt service and they know their policies.
Banff L.
Been with this company since 2011, had one claim and it was settled to my satisfaction very promptly, never had any type of problem. I would highly recommend them based on the service I have gotten from them.
Barry B.
Nick McGinty & his team are top notch. Friendly, responsive, knowledgeable...Recently had an issue that was resolved quickly. They insure both my vessels and highly recommend them.
Great service, great prices and flexible pay plans
Alan B.
Easy to do business with. Knowledgeable, and good price comparisons.
Lawrence L.
The personal service and contacts I have with Maritime Insurance make me appreciate their "product" so much more than just sending my premium to some P.O. Box! Good people standing behind their service! Sincerely, Ken Byrd Pres. Charleston Yacht Carpentry Inc.
Ken B.
I have just bought my first big boat! This is a process that requires people who know what needs to happen and helped me to get it done. Insurance is something that we hope never to need but offsetting the risk in a big purchase ...
Patrick M.
MII has been responsive, prompt in follow-up and competitive in cost quotes. Am pleased with their customer service and already have suggested to a colleague to pursue their services.
Dann L.
This company makes super yacht insurance look easy. Very knowledgeable on vessels over 400 GT and they never miss an email. On my size vessel, there is no reason to shop around. Its the relationship with your agent that is imperative and must be seamless.
Tess R.
Maritime's entire team has always been outstanding!
Rich M.
The Maritime office is excellent. Nicky and Angie always send reminders and are extremely friendly and helpful.
Nicholas H.
Maritime has always been very helpful and user friendly. We contact a lot via email and phone and always get a prompt response. Mahalo!
W. "Kainoa" H.
Maritime agent Garrison Rudisill has been great to work with. He was a tremendous help with our hurricane Matthew claim.
Donna P.
Garrison has been very responsive and was always available and helpful.
Frank H.
Angie Fessler at the Maritime office went above and beyond to find us a policy to fit our event schedule. She is a blessing and we will be using you guys again this year.
Susan & Chris L.
I've never had a problem with this insurance and the price was great as well. My local guy, Garrison Rudisill, always answers my questions and helps me with anything I need.
Shin M.
My experience has been very professional and pleasant. They provided me with what I needed.
David S.
Maritime Insurance was very helpful in insuring our first larger vessel. The staff are very knowledgeable!
Joe S.
Working with these folks has been a real pleasure. They are knowledgeable, friendly and responsive. Easy to do business with.
Normand & Paula R.
NICK'S a stand up guy. He explains your coverage in English not in insurance jargon. Very responsive and easily accessible by telephone and via email.
Clay W.
Since day one, they have been there for us and on one particular day we needed them the most, they were there. We enjoy our relationship with the Charleston Team.
Eric R.
I had a serious claim in 2015 while cruising in the Turks & Caicos islands and I got the very best of service even though I was in another country. They stood behind me while my boat was repaired. It doesn't get any better than ...
Paul M.
This is one of the most responsive, helpful companies I have ever felt with. My calls and questions have always been returned with faster than average turnaround. Extremely helpful. Have always met my expectations. I recommend Nick McGinty and this company to all my friends.
Eric B.
Maritime was right on top of my claim and was extremely helpful in participating in getting the correct documents and professionals to back up my claim. Excellent company!!
Steve W.
They helped me with my claim and they always try to get me the best quote highly recommend.
Steve P.
Nick McGinty and his team are top notch people who understand their customers needs and provide quality insurance products in an efficient timely manner.
David F.
They have exceeded all my expectations. We have multiple policies on several properties, prior to insuring through Maritime insurance this was a nightmare keeping track of things, with Nick and crew its a snap. Its like having a full time person on our staff just ...
Garrison R. has been fantastic to work with and is an asset to the company!
Tyler S.
Very knowledgeable staff who answered all my questions and the rates I received were far superior to anyone else's.
Brian N.
Very responsive, honest and customer service driven. I was surprisingly impressed and my expectations were exceeded.
Jim T.
Thank you Nick for ALWAYS being on the ball. You guys are great!
Thornton L.
I called insurance companies on a Friday to see who would be most helpful and responsive. Maritime Insurance was the ONLY company ready and willing to take information and prepare a quote. The customer service alone was worth using the company.
Andy D.
Fast prompt service, no hassles.
Bill B.
Great initial coverage policy and excellent follow-up skills for renewal...
Michael H.
Has an awareness of the struggles of a small marine service company.. Did a great job finding affordable policy for our specific needs. Great communication and stays on top of my account concerns.
William W.
Found you on internet. Nick McGintry and Nicky have exceeded my expectations. It's as great genuine and heart felt as the Four Seasons staff. And you were competitive.
Susan A.

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