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HUB International MARINE Insurance
One of Canada's leading solution providers in Commercial and Personal MARINE Insurance
You get more when you buy from our MARINE specialists at HUB International Insurance Brokers. Receive the combined power of our vast global resources and solid local relationships, while being provided with a solution that makes the most sense for you, whatever your Marine interests.

Commercial Marine Insurance

HUB International MARINE is one of Canada's leading Commercial Marine Insurance brokers with experience providing insurance solutions for:

We have been providing skilled risk management services to our Commercial Marine clients since 1979. Our Commercial Marine team is backed by the vast global resources and solid local relationships of HUB International. It serves a large number of clients that have significant marine exposures such as local yacht clubs and marinas as well as other marine-related businesses such as boatyards, marine repair facilities, electronics and marine safety manufacturing, as well as fishing resorts – both floating and on land.

Our Claims Value Proposition

At HUB International MARINE, we pride ourselves in serving as your advocate when it comes to corporate claims. We ensure that claims are adjusted and settled in a fair, equitable and timely fashion. Our experienced claims staff is second to none, with six dedicated claims professionals and a combined 85 years of experience specializing in the area. Our claims team offers assistance and guidance in bringing claims to a speedy resolution.

Our claims service works to:

  • Act as liaison between your firm and the insurer
  • Develop claims-handling guidelines with the insurer on your behalf
  • Establish procedures for the reporting of claims and suits
  • Monitor claims that are of special significance to your firm
  • Assist in the resolution of coverage issues
  • Advocate prompt and fair settlement practices
  • Assist in evaluating settlement proposals
  • Propose structured settlements and developing proposals
  • Review claims to determine the need for reporting to excess underwriters
  • Assist in resolving conflicts between primary and excess carriers
  • Report losses to the proper insurance carrier and arranging for a prompt inspection by the adjuster
  • Assist you in the proper method of presenting a claim after details are accumulated
  • Discuss coverage with you and the insurer, and providing opinions regarding interpretation
  • Ensure prompt payment of the claim upon settlement
  • Be available 24/7 to handle after hour emergency claims

Boat Manufacturers & Dealers

Boat Manufacturers, Boat Dealers and Boat Brokers are where it all begins for the Marine sector. Given the role you play in ship building, marine manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing boats and marine accessories, you have unique Marine Insurance needs. Your investments are significant, whether it is in the form of materials, machinery and facilities for ship builders and marine manufacturers or inventory, storage and service for boat dealerships.

HUB International MARINE specialists are well-equipped to handle the biggest of insurance programs for Boat Manufacturers, Boat Dealers and Boat Brokers, including:

BUILDERS RISK POLICIES FOR MANUFACTURERS

Ship builders can use Our Knowledge to Your Advantage by allowing us to customize your Builders Risk insurance policies to suit your specific needs and circumstances. Our HUB International MARINE specialists will visit with you to conduct a full assessment and identify essential coverage elements such as:

  • Automatic escalation clause;
  • Collision liability coverage;
  • Damage due to faulty design;
  • Failure to launch protection;
  • General coverage;
  • Legal and labour expenses;
  • Loss of damage (to parts and accessories and other materials on premises);
  • Protection & Indemnity;
  • Salvage;
  • Coverage on sea trials.
POLICIES FOR BOAT DEALERS & BROKERS

Given the proliferation of risks and the policies to cover them, it is critical for Boat Dealers, Brokers and other retailers to be protected with the right solution for your specific needs and circumstances. That’s where our specialists at HUB International MARINE work to provide Your Advantage when it comes to Marine Insurance coverage, including but not limited to:

  • Coverage options for your inventory and stock (including new and used vessels);
  • Care, custody and control of third party vessels, including coverage for damage to vessels owned by clients;
  • Errors and omissions causing financial losses for clients (including as a result of mistakes in sales, tax and/or registration documents;
  • General liability for bodily injury;
  • General liability for third-party property damage;
  • Coverage of offices, buildings, contents and equipment or other assets of non-marine property.

Yacht Clubs & Marinas

Yacht clubs and marinas play a special role in the Marine sector. As the home base for many pleasure craft and other vessels, a well-protected yacht club or marina makes for a secure environment for its members and other users. Many of the same principles apply to yacht clubs and marinas as they do to fishing resorts, although we take pride in navigating the right solution for specific needs and circumstances.

MARINE INSURANCE FOR CLUBS & MARINAS
  • Floating Property - ensuring that your piers, wharves and docks are protected, specifically with respect to marine perils;
  • Hull & Machinery for boats that are owned by the club;
  • Protection & Indemnity, providing liability coverage for the use and operation of watercraft;
  • Marina Operators Legal Liability – protecting the club from damage they may cause whilst docking, launching and storing vessels that are in their care, custody and control;
  • Lift Liability.
PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE FOR CLUBS & MARINAS
  • Property - Ensuring that your land based buildings have appropriate cover;
  • Business Interruption – Safeguarding the ongoing success of your club;
  • Crime – protecting the club’s property and funds from third party theft as well as from internal Employee Dishonesty;
  • Casualty – Ensuring that not only the club, but also the members and volunteers are adequately protected from litigation.  Claims can arise from “slip and trip” exposures on your premises to property damage caused to others, and at other premises;
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse coverage as relates to youth sailing programs;
  • Tenants Legal Liability – providing coverage to premises the club is leasing from others;
  • Liquor & Event liability;
  • Equipment Breakdown (Boiler & Machinery), including Consequential Loss to refrigerated property;
  • Land based pollution exposures, ensuring that the gap between the limited pollution coverage afforded under your P&I policy is taken care of.
KEY SPECIALTY COVERAGES FOR CLUBS & MARINAS
  • Directors and Officers – protecting the personal assets of your board members;
  • Group Benefits - to provide Accident and Sickness compensation for your employees and volunteers.
EXTENSIONS AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Our HUB International MARINE specialists invite you to ask us about the ways we can enhance your primary insurance coverage with extensions such as:

  • Dinghy coverage;
  • Commercial assistance and towing coverage;
  • Underinsured and uninsured boater coverage;
  • No exclusion for freezing damage;
  • Propane refrigerators coverage;
  • No Paint & Patch Clause(s);
  • Replacement Cost for Sails;
  • Resultant Damage coverage;
  • Burglary Damage & Built-in Sound Systems;
  • Medical payments;
  • No Sub-limit on Liability Insurance for Waterskiing;
  • General Replacement Cost coverage.

We are also proud to offer Off Shore Coverage, Liability only, incidental Skipper Charters, other business use and liveaboards.

Yacht clubs, marinas and other marine resorts covered by HUB International MARINE products and services benefit from our 24/7 corporate claims support. HUB International MARINE features in-house settling authority to $15,000 on first-party losses, along with efficient and clear settlement protocols for all claims, including those of more than $50,000.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

HUB International MARINE deploys our holistic approach in serving the needs of our client Yacht Clubs, Marinas and Marine Resorts. We act as your insurance broker, consultant and risk management advisor. Some of the specific services we offer include:

  • Assessing your risk exposures and developing and implementing your insurance program and ultimately securing coverage;
  • Advising you of trends and changes in the insurance marketplace;
  • Reviewing polices and responding to your questions as they relate to all insurance matters including, but not limited to, contract review, insurance coverage and risk mitigation;
  • Reviewing insurance certificates and insurance requirements of your members and users of the property of your Club, Marina or Marine Resort;
  • Assisting with claims reporting procedures to insurers and manage claims to conclusion;
  • Attending all meetings as requested.

Ship Repairers & Specialty Marine

HUB International MARINE has the experience, expertise and specialized skill set that makes a difference for Ship Repairers and Specialty Marine organizations, including companies handling boatyards, cargo, electronics and marine safety manufacturing and vessels.

Other specialized Marine operations include charter services, salvage operations, ship management and consulting and terminal or wharf operations.

The critical areas requiring assessment by your HUB International MARINE specialists pertain to legal liability for damage to vessels under your care, custody or control. Companies owning or operating ship yards, cargo docks or other specialized vessel operations are also subject to claims relating to bodily injuries or death of third parties.

Whether your business is focused on repair, shipping or other specialized Marine operations, the HUB International MARINE team is here to help and develop the right insurance solution for you and your company.

SHIP REPAIRERS LEGAL LIABILITY
  • Damage to vessels in your care, custody or control;
  • Legal fees to defend against negligence;
  • Costs resulting from delays in port or other loss of revenue to vessel owners;
  • Traveling workman coverage (offering protection regardless of where the repair work is performed);
  • Protection & Indemnity coverage;
  • Sea trials;
  • Pollution exposures.
MARINE INSURANCE FOR SHIPYARDS
  • Floating Property - ensuring that your piers, wharves and docks are protected, specifically with respect to marine perils;
  • Legal Liability protecting your operation from damage that may be caused whilst docking, launching and storing vessels that are in your care, custody and control;
  • Lift Liability.
PROPERTY & CASUALTY INSURANCE FOR SHIP YARDS, CARGO OPERATIONS AND OTHER SPECIALTY MARINE BUSINESSES
  • Property – Ensuring that your land based buildings have appropriate cover;
  • Business Interruption – Safeguarding the ongoing success of your operation;
  • Crime – protecting your property and funds from third party theft as well as from internal Employee Dishonesty;
  • Casualty – Ensuring that your company and employees are adequately protected from litigation.  Claims can arise from “slip and trip” exposures on your premises to property damage caused to others, and at other premises;
  • Tenants Legal Liability – providing coverage to leased premises;
  • Equipment Breakdown, including Consequential Loss to refrigerated property;
  • Land based pollution exposures, ensuring that the gap between the limited pollution coverage afforded under your P&I policy is taken care of.

Marine Cargo operations require special protection covering potential damage and losses for goods and merchandise being shipped, in-transit by air or truck or stored anywhere in the world.

KEY SPECIALTY COVERAGES FOR SHIP YARDS, CARGO OPERATIONS AND OTHER MARINE-RELATED BUSINESSES
  • Directors and Officers – protecting the personal assets of your board members;
  • Group Benefits - to provide Accident and Sickness compensation for your employees.

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