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Hull and war

Our hull and war team offers a full range of products on a worldwide basis (excluding sanctioned territories) with a particular focus on North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Products can be tailored to meet requirements of clients, from smaller local/domestic companies to global operations. Markel is a recognized leader of hull and war business with a long and successful history in the class. The underwriting team is supported by our experienced, in-house claims team.

Marine hull and war coverage options

We offer cover on Company or Lloyd's paper, percentage line varies by subclass:

  • Hull: $25m
  • Builders risks and MII: $50m
  • Marine war: $100m

We write business on a primary and excess basis.

Key coverages include:

  • All risks
  • Limited conditions and navigation
  • Port risks
  • Loss of hire
  • Voyage and tow
  • Increased value, freight interest, and other total loss interests
  • Builders risks
  • Mortgagees interest
  • Marine war
  • Bluewater tonnage
  • Brownwater / greenwater tonnage
  • Specialist tonnage

Contact our experts

United Kingdom

Daniel McCarthy
Director of Marine

Katie Costello
Senior Underwriter – Hull & War

Paul Western
Senior Underwriter – Hull & War

Joshua Wakely
Underwriter – Hull & War 

Nicholas Fitzgerald
Assistant Underwriter – Hull & War

Harvey Booth
Underwriting Assistant – Hull & War

Ellie Davis
Underwriting Assistant – Hull & War

Kineta Christou
Underwriting Assistant – Hull & War

United States

Jim Taylor
Director, US Business Development


Colin Fordham
Senior Underwriter & Director – Marine, Asia

Wanshi Lin
Underwriter – Marine


Qianhai Hu
Underwriting Director – China

Charlie Zheng


Anirudh Singh
Chief Underwriting Officer – India

Deepika Mathur
Managing Director – India


Vyankatesh Tak
Senior Underwriter & Head of MENA

Vimal Vijayakumar