Coast Underwriters is a managing general underwriting agency since June 1948  

Established by several Vancouver & London insurance brokers, for the purpose of providing ocean marine underwriting capacity to service the needs of British Columbia’s growing forestry industry.


Coast Underwriters History


Since that time we have expanded, with offices in the key Canadian shipping centres of Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, providing leading marine underwriting and claims expertise supported by “A” rated capacity to the Canadian Insurance Market.

We became a subsidiary company of RSA Insurance and an integral part of the RSA International Marine Group after their acquisition of Coast in January 1997.  Together, with RSA’s Global Network and their ability to offer coverage in more than 150 countries, we can confidently take on any size of business and complexity and are proud of being Canada’s #1 marine insurer.