History of the Houston Mariners Club

Founded in 1947 by a group of marine insurance underwriters, the Houston Mariners Club has grown today to include underwriters, agents, brokers, surveyors, adjustors and attorneys. The uniting factor of the membership is that, regardless of the exact type of business, at least 50 percent of that business is related to the maritime industry. This requirement for membership is usually confirmed by one’s relationship to either the marine insurance industry or the offshore energy insurance industry.

The Club meets monthly, often in different venues―from luncheon meetings at the Port of Houston to fundraising events such as an annual golf tournament, fishing tournament and chili cook off. We also sponsor continuing education courses for both insurance and legal professionals. Our meetings vary with some being purely social in purpose and offering an opportunity to “network” with fellow colleagues while discussing mutual interests.

Through our various events, the Houston Mariners Club is proud to support many worthwhile charities including:

If you’d like to join our now more than 400 active members, we invite you to attend one of our meetings and/or contact one of our officers for more information. If you are active in the marine or offshore energy insurance business, chances are that you already know several of our members. If you are new to Houston and/or new to our industry, please come join us. The Houston Mariners Club will give you the opportunity for a fast start in establishing your place in the Houston maritime insurance industry. To apply for membership, you will need to complete the online application and include references from two current members.

This web site provides the names and contact information for our officers, a membership application our online event calendar. A useful membership directory is available online to members only. Newsletters are emailed to the membership at the beginning of each month and include the Club’s announcements and upcoming events.