Brown & Brown of Massachusetts, Inc., a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Smithwick & Mariners Insurance, MidCoast Insurance and Chapman & Chapman Insurance (collectively, Smithwick & Mariners).
Originally founded in 1987 to service the marine industry – fishing vessels, boat builders, marinas, yacht clubs, tug operations and yachts – Smithwick & Mariners has evolved its capabilities to provide risk solutions to business owners and individuals throughout Maine and greater New England. Following the acquisition, the Smithwick & Mariners team will continue doing business from their existing offices in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and will operate within Brown & Brown’s Retail segment.
The Smithwick & Mariners companies are led by Scott Smithwick and Chris Smithwick. Scott and Chris will continue to lead the team and will report to Don McGowan, a regional president in Brown & Brown’s Retail segment.
“The Smithwick & Mariners companies are recognized in Maine and throughout New England for their experience and industry knowledge in the commercial fishing, marine and personal yacht space, says McGowan. “Scott, Chris and their dedicated team have a long and mutually successful relationship with their carriers, allowing them to deliver best-in-class insurance solutions to their customers. We are confident we share the same culture of customer-first solutions and are excited to welcome them to the Brown & Brown team.”
Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, Brown & Brown, Inc. got its start in 1939. Today, it has more than 450 locations around the world and reports that it is now the fifth-largest insurance brokerage in the nation.
“The Smithwick & Mariners team is excited to be partnering with a firm like Brown & Brown who shares the same level of commitment to its customers, carriers and employees that we have for the past 35 years,” says Scott Smithwick. “We are very confident that this partnership will help to further strengthen Smithwick & Mariners’ product offering and level of service to both our marine and non-marine related customers.”