• 24/7 Customer Service
  • One-stop service: no separate departments for billing or claims
  • We have unique expertise in the marine insurance field
  • No automated phone service
  • Multiple payment plans
  • Scheduled reviews of your insurance plan and coverage to keep you up to date
  • Multiple underwriters to choose from
  • E-mail accessible
  • Rapid claims reporting to carriers
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Artisan Marine Contractors

  • Electricians - electronics installation, light electrical repair

  • Outboard and I/O engine repair and service

  • Boat detailing and cleaning

  • HVAC mechanical systems repair

  • Refinishing of woodwork, brightwork

  • Light carpentry repair, interior work

  • New canvas installation and repair, sail repair

  • Upholstered soft goods manufacture and installation

  • Painting, typically no spray work

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Artisan Marine Contractor Insurance

An Artisan Marine contractor is an individual or company which specializes in repair or service of boats, yachts or commercial vessels of a specific nature. Marine Insurance House can tailor coverage for a broad range of repair and service artisan contractors. Coverage can be written on a composite policy, moll and general liability written on a combined police or if the artisan contractor is too large to qualify for a composite program coverage can be written on standalone policies.

Insurance Coverage for Maritime Service Businesses

Marine Insurance House provides a broad range of artisan marine contractor insurance for those who specialize in the repair of recreational and light commercial vessels.  

Services performed tend to be lighter repair and service work as opposed to those marine contractors involved in heavy marine engine repair or marine transmission work. Eligibility is restricted by most insurance carriers to insured’s with less than $500,000. annual receipts.

Work generally occurs at offsite locations for example, marinas and or boatyards though some Artisan contractors do have a fixed location.
These policies are designed by the carriers to be easy to rate and bundle coverage in one policy to reduce the cost to the insured.

Insurance Coverage Available In These Specialty Programs

  • General Liability excluding ship repairers legal liability

  • Ship Repairers Legal Liability

  • Exhibition and Boat Show Coverage

  • Tools and Equipment

  • Marine MGL including general liability and ship repairers legal liability, combined form

  • Hull Coverage

  • Protection and Indemnity Coverage

Coverage Available Outside of These Specialty Forms

  • General Liability

  • Ship and Marine Operators Legal Liability

  • Exhibition and Boat Show Coverage

  • Tools and Equipment - off-site/in-transit

  • Marine MGL including general liability and ship repairers legal liability, combined form for some trades

  • P & I Coverage

  • Hull Coverage

Employee Coverage

  • Workers Compensation

  • United States Longshore & Harbor Workers Act

  • Jones Act

"The team of professionals with the Dunbar Agency and the marine insurance division have provided our company with excellent coverage, service and advice. They have always been responsive to our questions and requests for help."

- Kathy Speights, CFO, Ross Marine, Charleston

"When starting our own business and seeking insurance we found that Charles Skinner and the Dunbar Agency were able to provide the most comprehensive coverage and service at a reasonable rate."

- Michael Barker, Owner Mayda Marine, Arapahoe, NC