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Marine Insurance is ALL WE DO

Call us first and be done.

Maritime Insurance International offers a quick and simple way to get the marine insurance coverage you need. With just one call, you can have access to a broad product line, from boat insurance and yacht insurance to commercial marine insurance, marine surety and more—all through an unmatched roster of top-rated carriers. There’s no need for time-consuming research to get the best maritime insurance solutions at the most competitive rates. Our highly knowledgeable and dedicated staff will help you find the best marine insurance products for your unique needs.

Founded by boating enthusiasts and marine business experts, our company was created when two highly respected agencies—KSA Marine Insurance and Maritime Insurance—joined together to offer comprehensive coverage, superior service and expert advice. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, we now service all 50 states with additional ability to write vessels beyond the U.S. We absolutely love what we do and look forward to helping you preserve your marine passion and maritime business interests.

In addition to our broad range of marine insurance products, we also provide services to Agents looking to place marine risks. Our experts will help you find the best products at the best rates for your clients.

EMILY PEABODY, Assistant Boat & Yacht CSR

Emily grew up on Fishers Island where beaching and boating was, and still is, a part of her daily life. With family in the marine industry, Emily feels right at home with Maritime Insurance International in our Noank, Connecticut office. She has 7 years of customer service experience working in a Real Estate office managing island rental properties. She is excited to have recently joined Maritime to pursue a new career in the marine insurance industry. You can always count on Emily to engage and assist customers with ease and a positive attitude.

She now resides in Groton, CT where she enjoys everything that Connecticut has to offer, from beautiful beaches to vigorous hiking trails and various outdoor activities.

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Alyson was born and raised in the Boston area and grew up spending her summers at her family beach house in Gloucester, MA. She served seven years in the Air Force and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree while deployed to Afghanistan. She and her husband, Brett, moved back to the East Coast from Phoenix in 2014 to start their next chapter on the coast. They like to spend their free time with their young son Ben, enjoying the coastal lifestyle.

Alyson has been in Commercial insurance since 2014 and joined Maritime as the Commercial Marine CSR in 2018. She enjoys working with business clients who make their livelihood on the waters around the Holy City and all over the US.

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ADAM MEYER, Director of Sales - Southeast

Adam Meyer was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, and started sailing when he was six years old. That started a love affair with boats that he has carried with him ever since. Adam raced Hobie Cats competitively in high school, and later started the sailing team while attending Wake Forest University. He completed numerous bluewater sailboat deliveries throughout college and into his law school days, logging over 25,000 offshore miles taking boats to the Caribbean. Upon graduation from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1996, Adam started his marine insurance career in Cincinnati as a Marine Loss Control Specialist with St. Paul Fire & Marine. The training he received over the next two years spanned the gamut from Shipboard Firefighting School to on-board Bargeman training on the river systems of the United States. This training gained him a chair in Chicago as an Ocean Marine Underwriter for St. Paul / Travelers, a position he enjoyed for several years, specializing in Mega Yacht and Commercial Marine underwriting. In 2000, Adam moved back home to North Carolina, to start work on the Agency side of the niche as a Producer of Marine Insurance. Since that time, Adam has gained an impeccable reputation as "the authentic go-to guy" for marine insurance in the SE region, serving the needs of thousands of recreational and commercial boaters over these many years. His particular areas of expertise include Mega Yacht/Sportfish and Charter/Guide/Inspected Vessels, as well as all types and sizes of recreational marine vessels. When not in the office or out walking the docks in Wrightsville Beach, he can be found spending quality time with his family, reading, working in his woodshop, and attempting to pass himself off as a successful inshore and surf fisherman.

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VANCE BARKER, Commercial Marine Underwriting Manager

Vance is a seasoned insurance professional with 32 years of experience, with the last 25 years focused on marine & aviation. He has been active in sales, production, and underwriting of both recreational & commercial marine accounts. Few have the breadth of experience Vance holds.

Originally from Key West, FL, he has resided in Charleston, SC for 60 years. Vance currently resides in James Island, with his wife.

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NED SAWYER, Marine Specialist & North East Manager

Ned grew up in Mystic, CT. Ned has extensive maritime experience; he earned his BA in Marine Policy and minored in Fisheries Technology at the University of RI. He began his insurance career in 2006 as a yacht underwriter and transitioned into commercial ocean marine underwriting. He has held a CT P&C license since 2007. Prior to working in the insurance industry, he was a service professional in a New York marina, and a deckhand on a research trawler. His family includes three generations of commercial lobstermen. Today he lives in Groton, CT with his wife and two sons. He enjoys spending time on the water and is an avid photographer.

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NICK MCGINTY, Marine Producer

Nick has been working around the water for the last 15 years. He was formerly the General Manager of the Charleston City Marina & City Marina Company. In 2007, he started Maritime Insurance, which ultimately grew to one of the largest marine-specific agencies in the Southeast. Nick enjoys working with all types of clients; from yacht owners to business owners. His previous experience managing large marinas allows him to understand the risks from the perspective of his clients.

Nick resides in James Island with his wife and children.

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CARLY HETZEL, Renewal Specialist

Carly grew up in Massachusetts living for the beautiful summers spent boating around Cape Cod and the Islands. With a true love for the ocean and boating and family in the marine industry, she has returned to her roots with a career that comes naturally. Helping customers and providing excellent service is the best part of her day. She now resides in eastern North Carolina, enjoying shorter winters with her husband and young son.

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NICKY CROSBY, Accounting

Nicky has been a resident of the Carolinas for over 20 years. She moved from North Carolina to pursue a career in the marine industry. Her love of the water and the coast made Charleston a natural fit.

Nicky brings over 15 years of office management, accounting, sales, and customer service expertise. She genuinely enjoys establishing a personal relationship with each client and providing them with impeccable service throughout their experience with our agency.

Nicky lives on James Island with her husband and two teenage children. Whether on a boat, sitting on the beach, or taking in the beautiful scenery, Nicky enjoys her free time on or near the water.

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ROD CLINGMAN, Director of Sales - Northeast

A native of CT and a lifelong boater, Rod has an extensive background in the maritime community. He has sailed competitively for the past 35 years and participated in many regattas throughout the world, including many Newport – Bermuda Races, Trans-Atlantic passages and superyacht regattas. In addition to yachting, Rod has spent time working on commercial fishing vessels and tug boats. Rod graduated from Sacred Heart University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in management and economics.
For the last 19 years Rod has worked strictly in the marine insurance industry. Starting his insurance career as an underwriter for a large property and casualty company, then moving into sales and product / policy development. He has worked with some of the country’s leading marine agencies and marine insurers. Prior to joining Maritime Insurance International, Rod was a program manager for Berkley Recreational Marine (W.R. Berkley Co.). Rod currently lives in Old Lyme CT.

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DAVID MORROW, Mid-Atlantic Commercial Lines Producer

David was raised in NJ and grew up sailing on the Barnegat Bay. He graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee with an Economics degree. Then started in the insurance industry fresh out of college in 1983 as a marine underwriter for AIG. Two years later he moved to Annapolis, MD and has been a licensed agent specializing in marine insurance since 1985. David started his own agency, Maritime Insurance Services, in 1994 and ran it successfully until 2017 when he decided to sell and join forces with Maritime Insurance International. He focuses on commercial marine lines and is very passionate about helping marine businesses secure their best coverage.

David has been married for 30 yrs and has 2 grown children and 2 dogs. He is a member of Annapolis Yacht Club, Toms River Yacht Club and several catboat associations. He is an avid sailor that has crewed in many bluewater races, but now spends more time inside the Colregs line sailing and racing on his 1964 Cat Boat, paddling his Epic Kayak, and exploring the Chesapeake Bay in his center console.

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GARRISON RUDISILL, Marine Producer & Vice President

Garrison grew up in Wilmington, NC and spent summers on Wrightsville Beach where he developed an early love for the coast and an obsession for boats. He moved to Charleston after graduating from Methodist College, where he further deepened his passion for the marine industry, while spending 5 years on the Charleston Harbor managing one of the Carolinas' largest marinas. In 2010, he focused his professional career exclusively on marine insurance, assuming leadership of KSA Marine, a division of King Street Agency.

Garrison values relationships and intrinsically shares a marine passion with his clients. He lives in Mt Pleasant with his wife, two young sons and chocolate lab.

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Born in Charleston, John graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina. Beyond his leadership in Maritime Insurance International, he is also Principal of King Street Agency Insurance.

John’s passion of marine insurance complements his love for spending time on the water and visiting great port cities around the world. He and his wife have three children.

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What our clients say...

Our customer-first approach has helped our team of experienced marine insurance professionals to establish trusted relationships with those we serve. Here’s what they have to say about Maritime Insurance International:

We moved our accounts to Maritime Insurance International just over two years ago. Since that time, we have experienced a material reduction in our premium outlay AND have significantly enhanced coverage; including adding some coverages we were previously told were unavailable. I couldn’t be happier!

Robbie Freeman Managing Partner; The City Marina Company (2005 Marina of the Year)

For a number of years we had been with the same carrier and we were told that was the best market for one of our dry stacks. Within 5 minutes of meeting with Maritime Insurance International, they assured me they had a market that would enhance my coverage and lower my premium; they came through on both fronts. Since that time we have been working towards consolidating our numerous accounts with them.

Bruce Wallace Senior Dockmaster; Atlantic Marine Holdings

We began using Maritime Insurance International several years ago for our boatyard and repair facility. What we have received from this relationship is a very easy quote and renewal process, a variety of options, and most importantly a significant decrease in our premiums!

Ron Gift General Manager; Charleston City Boatyard, American Boat Builders & Repairers Assoc. Board of Director, American Boat & Yacht Council

It has been a pleasure working with Maritime Insurance International and Garrison Rudisill. Garrison has always gone the extra mile to make sure all my needs are taken care of as quickly and economically as possible. I have and will continue to recommend this team to all my boating friends.

B. Braddy 2014 60' Azimut, 2015 34' Cobia and 2015 22' Bentley

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

Wrightsville Beach, NC Office:
530 Causeway Drive, Suite F1
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

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.