Maritime Insurance International is an independent insurance agency that specializes in personal and commercial lines of marine insurance.

Our Story

The agency was founded in Charleston, SC in 2007 by Nick McGinty. Nick formed the agency while also being General Manager for The Charleston City Marina, where he was GM from ‘01-‘15. In 2012, Nick stepped down from his full-time role as the GM for City Marina to focus exclusively on Maritime Insurance. As the economy turned around and the marine industry picked up the one-man agency grew.

  • In late 2014

    He brought on Vance Barker, an insurance industry veteran that had a quick impact on growth.

  • In early 2015

    Nick approached Garrison Rudisill of KSA Marine Insurance, another Charleston, SC based marine agency, to join forces and scale up the boutique maritime agency beyond Charleston and the Southeast region. By September 2015, the two agencies merged their respective books and re-branded as Maritime Insurance International.

    In early 2015

  • By late 2015

    The group of three producers, one CSR, and one bookkeeper had grown by leaps and bounds.

  • In July of 2016

    MII brought on Carly Hetzel as the boat and yacht CSR. Carly previously worked with a South Florida marine insurance agency administering their in-house yacht program.

    In July of 2016

  • In November of 2016

    MII brought on Ned Sawyer, a 10 yr vet in Marine Underwriting, to open the Northeast office on the waterfront in Mystic, CT.

  • In December of 2017

    MII acquired Maritime Insurance Services, an independent marine agency based out of Annapolis, MD, that consisted primarily of commercial marine in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic region.

    In December of 2017

  • In November of 2018

    MII brought on 2 veteran producers. Rod Clingman, to head up sales in the Northeast region and Adam Meyer to open an office in Wrightsville Beach, NC and head up sales for the Southeast region.

  • By January of 2019

    MII had four office locations spanning from Charleston, SC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Annapolis, MD, to ​Mystic, CT​ with 13 full-time employees.

    By January of 2019

About Us

Maritime Insurance is appointed with over 20 “A rated” insurance carriers and several Managing General Agents to write all types of marine specific policies.

They hold themselves to a high-standard of ethics, service, and authenticity that was set as a principal of business from the early days. They put their insured’s best interest first by offering the right coverage at the best price possible.

“Being specialists in a niche market of insurance is very interesting as we see a wide variety of risks that often present unique challenges. We take pride in working with our client’s to find the best solution for coverage that fits their unique needs.”

If you operate a marine business or own watercraft, it is in your best interest to contact this agency and allow them to show you the Maritime way.

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One-Call Quotes

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.

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.


As a matter of context, this was our first boat ownership experience. So Adam did a great job walking us through the various boater-related risks and perils and related coverages, including how the boat insurance integrates with our other insurance coverages (umbrella). He made excellent recommendations and was a terrific thought partner. His service was professional and he delivered as promised. And while I hope that I’ll never need to file a claim, I am confident I can count on Adams continued professionalism and support should that day come.

Tom BlaserValued CustomerMaxmanc Inc

The insurance on our 40 foot sailboat was nearing its annual renewal and prior to renewing, we decided to talk to marine insurers during our annual visit to the Newport Boat Show to see if our current premiums were competitive. There were a lot of insurance companies at the show and we were lucky to come across the Maritime Insurance / Premier Marine booth. They were extraordinarily responsive and had a preliminary quote (with a substantial savings) for us before we left the show later that day. Less than one week later, we have provided final inputs, they have provided a firm quote, and we have moved our insurance to them. Great folks with a great product!

Stephen PletcherValued CustomerFunkyInc
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5pm

  • Charleston, SC Office (HQ)

    3 Lockwood Drive
    Suite 302A
    Charleston, SC 29401

  • Mystic, CT Office

    145 Pearl St.
    Noank, CT 06340

  • Annapolis, MD Office

    P.O. Box 3505
    Annapolis, MD 21403

  • Wrightsville Beach, NC Office

    530 Causeway Drive, Suite F1
    Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

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Business Address:3 Lockwood Drive, Suite 302A, Charleston, SC, 29401, US |Tel: (843) 606-5270
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