OUR TEAM

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 is eager to help you find the best marine insurance for your needs.

EMILY PEABODY

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.

CARLY HETZEL

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.

TAYLOR BOONE

Taylor grew up in Saratoga Springs, NY and always knew she would relocate South to find warmer winters. She managed a family-owned storage and moving company for 4 years prior to moving to Charleston. There she given all responsibilities of the business because of her attention to detail, problem solving skills, and customer relation expertise. She landed in Charleston in 2018 taking over the accounting and booking role for a boatyard. Maritime found her through the marine industry at just the right time. She has excelled in many different roles at Maritime, and now handles the Accounting and bookkeeping for the agency.

Taylor enjoys exploring Charleston with her dog, Millie, and spending days on the beach in her free time.

ROCHELLE VROOM

Rochelle grew up in West Michigan spending many weekends camping at state parks surrounding Lake Michigan’s beautiful coastline. After graduating from Calvin University, she started a career in marine insurance that eventually landed her an incredible opportunity to move to Wilmington NC in 2015 and pursue a new position right here on the Carolina coast. Rochelle recently joined Maritime insurance with over 15 years of specialized marine insurance agency experience.

She looks forward to furthering her career in the marine insurance niche and servicing Maritime’s clients. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, playing beach volleyball, boating, and fishing off the community pier right in her backyard

SAMANTHA SMITH

Samantha grew up on the Connecticut shoreline in Branford, Connecticut. She loves the beach and has a passion for being by the water. She joined Maritime with over 7 years of customer service experience as well as almost 5 years in banking. Her favorite part about any position has always been utilizing her warm and personable personality and developing strong relationships with her customers and clients. Although Maritime Insurance is a different career choice for her, Samantha is extremely excited to explore the industry and hopefully create a new passion for herself. She now resides in Montville, Connecticut where she enjoys spending her free time with her dogs, and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

NICKY CROSBY

Nicky grew up in rural Pennsylvania and has called the Carolinas home for over 20 years. She moved to Charleston from North Carolina to pursue a career in the marine industry. Her love the coast made Charleston a natural fit and she has been in the marine industry since 2012.

Nicky has over 15 years of office management, accounting, and customer service expertise. She is a notary, a licensed insurance agent, and has been an integral part of Maritime since 2015. She has excelled in every faucet of the agency from accounting and booking to her current role as Commercial CSR. 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 almost grown up kids. Whether out on their boat, sitting on the beach, or fostering their French Bulldogs; she has an innate tenacity and zest for life.

ADAM MEYER

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.

ROD CLINGMAN

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.

VANCE BARKER

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.

DAVID MORROW

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.

NED SAWYER

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.

GARRISON RUDISILL

Garrison grew up in Wilmington, NC and spent summers on Wrightsville Beach where he developed a love for the coast and an obsession for boats from an early age. He graduated from Methodist University in 2003. He then spent 5 years managing the Charleston Harbor Marina before getting his insurance license. In 2011, he focused his professional career exclusively on marine insurance, heading up KSA Marine. In 2015, he and Nick McGinty merged their marine insurance books to form Maritime Insurance International. Garrison values personal relationships and intrinsically shares a marine passion with his clients.

Garrison lives in Mt Pleasant with his wife and two sons and is often found exploring the coast on their boat.

NICK MCGINTY

Nick has been working around the water for the last 20 years. He was formerly the General Manager of the Myrtle Beach Yacht Club & then 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 Media PA with his wife and twin girls near where he grew up; however, he can often be found visiting one of our four coastal offices.

JOHN FOREMAN

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.

  • 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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