Trusted market specialists

As recognised experts in hull and machinery cover, we have a deep understanding of the industry and a long history of developing products to meet your clients’ needs.

Global expertise

Our expertise in marine risk consultancy means you get pragmatic, actionable advice on how to reduce your risks. And our global network – across more than 170 countries – means we can insure hull risks wherever our clients operate.

Dependable cover

Our hull and machinery product covers physical loss and damage; the costs and business interruption from a vessel being out of use following loss or damage; mortgagees interest additional perils; and increased value (IV) insurance to ensure indemnity is adequate to replace a vessel if it is completely lost.

The RSA difference

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Deep expertise

Technical excellence permeates everything we do, covering everything from cargo to complex global operations.

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Products designed for needs

We designed our marine insurance products to meet the specific demands of the industry – so you only ever get the cover you need.

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Effective risk management

Helping businesses manage their risks lies at the heart of RSA: we work with businesses of all kinds to put them in the best possible position.

Business appetite

  • Examples we target and are at our most competitive in include:

    • Bulk carriers (all types unless specified elsewhere)
    • Coasters
    • Construction
    • Cruise vessels
    • Ferries
    • Gas carriers including LNG / LPG and floating storage (regasification units (FSRU)
    • General cargo vessels
    • Increased Value
    • MII (Mortgagee Interest Insurance ) ex MAP
    • Patrol Vessels
    • Research vessels
    • Supply vessels
    • Tankers
    • Tugs, workboats and associated craft
    • Vehicle carriers
    • War risks
  • Examples of higher hazard risks we have limited appetite for include:

    • Cable and Pipe Layers
    • Construction Guarantees
    • Decommissioning
    • Dredgers
    • Fishing vessels (if North American owned and operated)
    • Jack ups
    • Lakers
    • Inwards facultative retrocessions from competitors or reinsurers

An expert claims service

A team of specialists

When things go wrong, you get a highly experienced team on the case, working to minimise disruption and get things back on track quickly.

A global network

Our marine claims adjusters work with a global network of claims agents and surveyors – so we can respond fast, wherever the claim is.

A strong partnership

We work closely with you and all parties involved, moving the claim to resolution as quickly as possible.

Downloads and documents

To learn more about our bespoke services, download our Project Cargo document.

Speak to our team

For more information and to get a quote, speak to one of our specialist underwriters. They’ll be more than happy to answer any questions and can provide you with fast decisions.

Joseph Smith

Marine Hull Lead

Tom Pocklington

Marine Construction Lead

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