Marine insurance

Santam Marine is the largest maritime insurer in Africa, with an extensive footprint throughout the continent. We insure a wide range of marine risks and also boast an array of technical and reinsurance support services. Whether you own a small private craft or run a multinational company, we have the expertise to tailor-make, and advise you on, the most appropriate products for your specific needs.

Our expert knowledge and capability in this unique field means that we have a detailed understanding of the risks associated with your business, which could range from ship damage and maritime construction risks, to natural catastrophes and piracy, to name a few. Our specifically-designed cover is therefore designed to offer maximum protection for your business.


  • We are Africa’s largest marine insurer in terms of product range and footprint, providing technical and reinsurance support to various African insurers.
  • Our superior, tailor-made solutions cover all modes of transport – by sea, air, road and rail, both locally and internationally.
  • We offer a world-class claims service.
  • Our global network of specialised surveyors and loss adjusters is skilled in the assessment of loss and the pursuit of recoveries against third parties, where required.

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The benefits of insuring with us

Santam is the insurer of choice for millions of South Africans countrywide. We help you be safe and stay safe – everywhere you go. If you need four more reasons to choose Insurance good and proper.

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Our range of solutions provides cover for

Santam Marine offers a wide range of marine insurance products. We aim to provide an offering that will meet and exceed your expectations.

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What is marine insurance?

As early as the 12th century, transporters of goods between ports around the world have had to insure their property against perils associated with travel on the high seas.

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Types of marine insurance

Marine insurance covers risk at sea (ocean marine) and on land (inland marine).

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Contact details

  • Johannesburg: 011 912 8000
Website: http://marine.santam.co.za/home