​​IWIS stands for "International Waters Insurance Service" - which is a play on my name. I am an independent agent for International Marine Insurance Services, a division of Gowrie Group.  I have been in the Marine Insurance Industry working for IMIS since 2003, first as General Manger, and then as a "Floating Salesperson" when I purchased my own cruising boat in 2005. (IMIS is the sole agent for Markel's offshore cruising policy,  Markel Jackline, and is located in Grasonville, MD).


Having cruised, raced, chartered, lived on, and just messed around in boats since childhood helps me understand the needs of my fellow boaters. After more than 10 years and 40,000 nm at sea, I am still happily living aboard and cruising on my 41' catamaran.


When not sailing, or helping my fellow cruisers sort out marine insurance, my hobby is taking photographs.  All of the photos on this website are from my personal collection,  taken along the way between the US East Coast and New Zealand from 2006 to the present day.


Fair Winds,

Susan Waters