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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.

GARRISON RUDISILL, 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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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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ANGIE FESLER, Account Manager


Angie is a true Charleston native. Born less than a mile from Maritime Insurance International headquarters, she has come full circle!

Angie is a trusted professional at Maritime Insurance International using her experience in underwriting, account management, accounting, and sales to find the best fit for their personal and commercial line clients. However, what really sets her apart is her love of people making her a favorite of both boat and business owners alike.

She and her husband, Gregg, raised their children to love all things water, spending much of their free time on the boat. He sometimes even comes to pick her up at the dock outside her office, for a run around the Charleston Harbor. Now that is full circle!

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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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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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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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JOHN FOREMAN, Chairman


Born in Charleston, John graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina. Beyond his leadership in Maritime Insurance International, his tremendous business expertise and drive have inspired him to found King Street Agency, King Street Commercial Real Estate and Contractor Surety Group.

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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Testimonials

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

Contact Details

E-mail: info@maritimeii.com
Phone: 843.606.5270
Fax: 888.482.6844

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

Testimonials

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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.
rlavecchia3
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 ...
Bruce
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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