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What You Should Know About Boat Insurance
Posted: May 16, 2023
Boat insurance can protect your investment in a valuable watercraft. Also, many marinas require boat insurance to dock a boat at their facility. Even when boat insurance is not required by law, it is still wise to have this protection in place to protect your investment in your boat or other watercraft. Boat insurance can cover damage to your boat as well as protect you...
5 Boat Safety Tips for the Summer
Posted: June 16, 2022
When people are out boating in the summer, safety can sometimes take a backseat to pleasure. This could be a tragic mistake. In 2020, there were 5,265 boating accidents in the U.S., causing 767 fatalities and 3,191 injuries, as reported by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Enjoy the sun and the water but keep the following boat safety tips in mind. Don’t Drink While Boating...
Motorcycle & Boat Coverage During Winter: Laid Up vs. Canceling
Posted: March 16, 2022
Unless you live in one of our warmer states, you will need to winterize and store your boat or motorcycle during the winter months. You have several options, including canceling your insurance, reducing the coverage, or increasing the deductible. What is Lay-Up Insurance? “Lay Up Insurance” is offered by insurance companies serving the northern states, where riding a motorcycle or boating over the winter is...
The DIY Guide to Winterizing Your Boat
Posted: October 1, 2021
If your boat is kept in a cold winter weather area without heated storage, you will want to winterize before the first freeze sets in. You can pay someone else to winterize it for you, or save money by doing it yourself in a few simple steps. Steps for Winterizing an Inboard/Outboard Drive Boat Gather Your Tools and Supplies A factory service manual could be...
Do I Need Boat Insurance for a Non-Motorized Boat?
Posted: June 1, 2021
Depending on where you live, you may not be legally required by the state to carry boat insurance for a non-motorized boat, but that is not the only reason to insure your boat. If you have invested in a sailboat, kayak, canoe, or RIB (rigid inflatable boat), boat insurance will protect your investment if the watercraft is damaged during an accident. It should also protect...