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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

Contact Details

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

Hours of Operation

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

Which type of insurance are you interested in?

 

Boats (Under 27′)

Yachts (27′ and Over)

Luxury Yachts

Commercial Vessels

Inspected Vessels

Bareboat, Rentals,
Clubs, B&B

Marinas

Dealers

Repair Yards

Builders/
Manufacturers

Artisans/
Small Business

Yacht Brokers

Cargo

Marine Contactors

USL&H/Jones Act

P&P Bonds

Freight Broker
Bonds

OTI Bonds

Carnet Bonds

Admiralty Bonds

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