Damon Hostetter is a Yacht Executive for Jack Martin & Associates. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Damon served aboard Navy destroyers and achieved the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Damon also served as Director of Offshore Sailing at the Naval Academy as a civilian for 4 years.
To compliment Damon’s distinguished career as a United States Naval Officer; his insurance experience is equally impressive. Damon has more than 23 years of claim, underwriting and sales experience in the recreational marine business. Before accepting the position of Yacht Executive, Damon was Senior Vice President of Chubb Recreational Marine, formerly ACE, the nation’s oldest marine insurance provider. Prior to his tenure with Chubb, Damon served as Chief Executive Officer of Jack Martin & Associates. He previously spent ten years at Zurich Marine Insurance in Baltimore, MD, serving in several positions of increasing leadership, culminating with his appointment as Vice President.
In addition to his impressive résumé , Damon is an accomplished sailor, having raced and cruised extensively, including Atlantic and Pacific crossings, and a single-handed passage from Hawaii to California. He continues to cruise on both sailboats and powerboats at every opportunity. Damon is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Mariner’s Club and served as the Club’s Skipper from 2003 - 2007.
From within the U.S. and Canada:
- Local direct dial: 443-433-5723
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Morgan Wells, Vice President, is a Yacht Insurance Specialist for Jack Martin & Associates. Prior to joining Jack Martin & Associates in 1991, he earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and worked in the financial services industry. Morgan is an independent insurance agent, specializing exclusively in yacht and ship insurance.
With over twenty years of experience, Morgan has developed a reputation for handling the most challenging risks. He corresponds with over a dozen insurance companies and takes the time to fully educate clients in order to provide the best possible pricing and coverage.
Morgan has an impressive resume of both yacht racing and passage making. In addition to extensive cruising on the US East and West coasts, his seafaring adventures have led him to Bermuda, the entire Caribbean, Pacific Mexico, Southeast Asia, and an Indian Ocean crossing from Thailand to the Red Sea. He continues to race and voyage on power and sailing yachts at every opportunity. Morgan serves on the Board of Directors for the Avon-Dixon Insurance Agency.