Marine Hull & Machinery Insurance

Involved in the marine and shipping industry since the 19th century, we are one of the most experienced marine insurers in the world, offering market-leading capacity and ratings to cover a variety of risk

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) provides ship-owners/ship managers with Hull &Machinery (and associated coverage IV, LoH, WAR) insurance for all types of blue- and brown-water ships including mega yachts.

 In addition, we provide shipbuilders with coverage for the various perils faced during the construction or conversion of vessels.

Our risk consultants, marine engineers and master mariners provide technical expertise and risk control solutions to reduce risk. Chief among these is our hull and machinery insurance to cover physical damage to equipment and vessels. We also offer risk consulting surveys, helping our clients to understand their risk exposures.

We can offer tailor-made insurance policies to all types of vessels and marine equipment, including but not limited to:


  • oil and gas tankers
  • container vessels
  • bulk carriers
  • passenger vessels
  • tugs and bargers


  • offshore support vessels
  • fishing vessels
  • mega yachts
  • towboats

With a worldwide claims network, we can respond whenever and wherever loss occurs.

What's more, our market-leading capacity allows us to manage marine risks of all types and sizes.


  • hull & machinery
  • hull interest and freight interest
  • loss of hire
  • war risks
  • builder's risk
The products and services described on this page may not be available in all AGCS locations. Please contact your local office for full information on local product availability.
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