Boat, Yacht, and Commercial Marine Insurance Carriers History, Vision of Strickland Marine Insurance

Who We Are

Strickland Marine Insurance Agency, Inc. is an independent insurance agency representing A-rated, marine-specific insurance carriers. We place 1insurance policies worldwide with over 3 dozen insurance companies for a variety of marine risks, from jet skis to large commercial vessels, and from small marine contractors to large marinas and yacht manufacturers. Our clientele includes dozens of marinas, thousands of boats and yachts, and a large number of marine contractors, artisans, dock builders, boat dealers, manufacturers, and boat yards. We place and service policies directly for the public but also serve outside agents, brokers, and agencies.


The Strickland family grew up in the Lowcountry of South Carolina enjoying a passion for fishing and boating.  George is a former charter-boat owner and captain; Lee was his first mate. Founding owner George Strickland opened his first insurance agency in the 1960’s after graduating from the Citadel. In 1986, George combined his profession with his passion for fishing, founding Strickland Marine Agency, Inc. to specialize solely in marine insurance. 14 successful years later, George was joined by his son (2000), and in 2007, the family team opened Strickland Marine Insurance Agency, Inc. to continue a 25-year family tradition as partners.  Today’s Strickland Marine is the culmination of a lifetime of boating experience and a carrier of professional history in the marine-insurance industry, composing a perfect fit of real-world knowledge and professional expertise. Strickland Marine Insurance Agency, Inc. is now one of the largest marine-specialty agencies in the Southeastern United States, widely recognized for both expertise and outstanding customer service. With thousands of happy customers worldwide, we don’t forget our small-town values and humble beginnings. You can always expect the utmost level of customer service and Southern hospitality from the folks at Strickland Marine Insurance Agency, Inc.


Corporate Vision, Family Values

While our decades of experience and professional expertise in the marine-insurance industry form a firm foundation, incomparable customer service and integrity are the most fundamental priorities at Strickland Marine. We believe in the golden rule, endeavoring to make fans rather than just customers.  We regularly retrain our staff to personify our values. We work hard to help our clients get great rates, get answers to their coverage questions, and pursue the kinds of coverage they want with top marine carriers. We shop the market of carriers and periodically re-market our customers’ policies to help keep values optimized. We continually pursue new contracts with new insurance companies to broaden our market, and we work directly with the companies to bring new coverages and programs to the retail market. We take pride in helping people pursue their insurance goals and find or customize coverage for hard-to-cover risks.


Strickland Marine Insurance specializes in placing marine coverage of every kind--from large commercial operations, such as marinas, ships, oil tankers, boat manufacturers, tug boat operations, and boat dealerships, to medium and small commercial interests, such as charter boats, fishing guides, dock builders, tour boats, marine mechanics, water taxis, independent captains, towers, delivery operations, and artisans.  We also specialize in placing coverage for pleasure craft and private property of all kinds, including docks, jet skis, bass boats, sail boats, fishing boats, yachts, and mega-yachts. As many of our clients who own yachts and marine businesses also own aircraft, some of which are used as transports to and from large yachts, we can also place coverage for helicopters and airplanes as a service to our marine clients.

Independent Agents; Not Captive Agents

As an independent agency, we are different from captive agents (e.g., State Farm). Captive agents are typically captive to their one insurance company and can generally only sell that company’s insurance products (with a few exceptions, such as where the parent company has a partnering agreement with another carrier to underwrite for them). They are often contractually barred from shopping the insurance market for competitive quotes like we do. They have a duty to their one parent company. We are independent. With an independent agency, you can have several companies competing for your business at one time.

We Go Shopping

We can save you valuable time by shopping the market with multiple companies, helping you find great coverage at a competitive price, with customized parameters. We can often present you with multiple quotes from different insurers. We represent the largest and best in the industry.

The Largest Pool of Companies; Saving You Real Money

We offer1 insurance policies from over 35 top insurance companies, add new ones regularly, and regularly work to improve the products and sources we already offer. We help develop programs with our underwriters, customized to fit the trends of our customers’ needs. Because of our large market of top marine insurance companies and our constant efforts to improve product offerings even further, our prices are virtually unbeatable. We commonly save customers anywhere from 30-50% on their insurance premiums with better coverage than their former policies. Admittedly, this sounds like advertising fluff, but with Strickland Marine, it’s the truth. We take pride in being the go-to agency for people wanting to save real money on superior coverage, and for thousands of happy customers, that’s what we are.

Serving Other Agents, Agencies, and Brokers

Although we directly serve the public in placing coverage with insurers, we also serve other agents and brokers. Many agencies who do not have access to the insurer base that we have, or who do not have the field-specific expertise that we have in marine insurance, come to us for their customers' needs. Call us if you are an agent or broker interested in obtaining marine insurance for your clients via Strickland Marine.  Certain terms and conditions apply.

Setting New Standards in the Field

We've worked with insurance companies in their efforts to develop new insurance programs and improve existing policy forms, customizing programs and incorporating ideas and coverages that we know better fit the real-world use of the average mariner. We help not only our customers improve coverage, but also insurance companies.

No Risk Too Small; No Risk Too Great

Whether you're an individual, a business owner, an agent, or a broker needing marine insurance for yourself, your business, or a client, we’ll be happy to help.

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