Hull & War

Markel is a recognised leader of hull and war business with a long and successful history in the class. The team is led by Dan McCarthy, who began his career in the Marine market in 1998 and joined Markel in 2010. We offer a full range of products across our worldwide account. These products can be tailored to meet the requirements of clients, from smaller local/domestic companies to global operations.


+44 (0)20 7953 6000

Main areas of participation:
    • - 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, including but not limited to bulkers, tankers, LNG, LPG, container, cruise and passenger vessels. 

      - Brownwater / Greenwater tonnage, including but not limited to tugs, pushboats, barges, ATB/ITB units, crewboats, support craft.

       - Specialist tonnage, including but not limited to supply/offshore vessels, liftboats, research/survey, dredgers, pipelay, crane barge, local ferry/passenger and fishing vessels.

Daniel McCarthy

Senior Underwriter - Head of Hull and War

+44 (0)20 7953 6663


Katie Costello


+44 (0)20 7953 6949


Kate Gordge


+44 (0)20 7953 6141


Gustaf Kristiansson

Underwriter (Singapore)

+65 6302 1887