SafeWaters Underwriting Managers offers ground-breaking solutions, risk knowledge and entrepreneurial insights for the marine insurance industry. SafeWaters creates Marine Insurance solutions for today and tomorrow. Every product is backed by the skill and expertise of our superior underwriting and servicing capabilities.

We work with customers to minimize the chances of a loss. We collaborate directly with leading specialist agents and brokers in the marine market to bring together the most knowledgeable team to best service the customer. We get to know our clients’ businesses well before they need to file a claim.

What’s In a Name?

A “Safe Water” buoy is a sea marker used to indicate that open, deep and safe waters lie ahead. It may also indicate the best point of passage for a journey. It is our mission to chart a course to provide innovative, tailor-made solutions to the marine insurance industry incorporating both risk mitigation and loss prevention components.


The most critical asset of SafeWaters is our human capital. All members of our team are seasoned and well connected with an in-depth understanding of customer needs. The intellectual property we bring with our market relationships is highly visible within the marketplace and attracts the best and most successful specialist agents and brokers.

JorgePecciphotoJORGE PECCI is a proven and motivated insurance executive with domestic and international expertise in building a profitable book of commercial lines businesses.

With over 20 years of insurance experience, Jorge has earned a reputation as a strong communicator and listener with outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills. Jorge has extensive experience in the development, management and implementation of business plans and strategy including marketing, underwriting, loss control and claims.

Most recently, Jorge held an executive role with a major international carrier for marine insurance in the Americas as well as Specialty Lines and Casualty insurance for Latin America. In this capacity, he managed a team of 90 underwriters and managers.

Jorge is fluent in English and Spanish and possesses a speaking and understanding of Portuguese. Jorge holds a BS in Maritime Transportation, a Post-graduate diploma in Marine Surveying and a Masters in Maritime Law (UK). Before his career in insurance he served at sea in the Merchant Marine as a Deck Officer ending his oceangoing career as Master Mariner.

RayStahlphotoRAY STAHL is a well-known and respected worldwide leader in the recreational marine insurance market with a proven track record for building profitable books of business, quickly identifying and acting on both issues and opportunities, and providing innovative solutions in a rapidly changing environment.

With over 30 years of insurance experience, Ray has worked in many areas of insurance including finance. This broad knowledge enables him to have a clear and unique understanding of the short and long term impact of any financial decision. Ray’s last 20 years have been in recreational marine through all types of markets including the storms of 2004/2005 which confirmed Ray’s belief in the need for a comprehensive catastrophe management plan, and demonstrated his ability to develop both strategic and tactical plans required to be successful.

Ray’s most recent position was as the head of worldwide recreational marine business for AIG. Over a short period of time, Ray developed the business from a start-up to a major player in the market both internationally and domestically.

Ray has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA in Finance from Drexel University. Ray is a former Chairman of the Pleasurecraft committee for AIMU.


World-class technology and enhanced operational effectiveness creates a competitive advantage for SafeWaters, thereby enhancing our exceptional level of customer service.

SafeWaters applies the RSG cutting-edge back end platform, which has superior work-flow management capabilities as well as policy administration and reporting. In addition, we have an efficient front-end that allows for use of sophisticated raters and accumulation/aggregation capabilities. We provide ease of doing business for our agents and brokers.

Claims data is integrated to provide top quality P&L reporting. The system allows for granular portfolio management capabilities and most importantly, state-of-the-art aggregation competences.


rsgSafeWaters is a Ryan Specialty Group (RSG) company. RSG an international specialty insurance organization that provides underwriting management, wholesale brokerage and other specialty insurance services to brokers, agents and insurance carriers.

RSG was founded in 2010 by Patrick G. Ryan, the highly respected insurance veteran, founder and former Chairman and CEO of Aon Corporation. Mr. Ryan saw the need in the marketplace for a specialty organization dedicated exclusively to creating sophisticated insurance solutions for risks that demand innovation, proven leadership, outstanding industry expertise and quality services on behalf of brokers, agents and carriers.

The underwriting division of the company, RSG Underwriting Managers (RSGUM), delivers an independent and entrepreneurial approach to the specialty lines space by providing a unique platform for operational, legal, actuarial and technical support. RSGUM’s exceptional resources and back-office partnership allows underwriters to be focused on the risk itself, delivering a superior level of service to brokers, agents and carriers.

For more information about RSGUM, please visit www.rsgum.com.