Leave your worries on dry land by having a watercraft insurance policy to cover you when it matters.
What are the financial risks involved with owning a boat?
Getting out on the water should be carefree, but owning and running a boat brings several financial risks. Like motor vehicles, boats and other watercraft are prone to accidents, theft, breakdowns, property damage, and liability issues. Watercraft insurance means you can stop worrying about those risks and get back to relaxing on your boat.
Damage and liability coverage features.
Watercraft insurance (otherwise known as boat insurance) policies usually have two standard elements, with two optional extras that are worth considering. One standard feature is insurance coverage for physical damage to the boat, whether that be from a collision, fire, severe weather, theft, or vandalism. The other standard feature in a boat insurance policy is liability, meaning you’re covered for damage you cause to other boats or people, along with the associated legal costs. Look for insurance policies that cover the costs of cleaning up any oil spills if your boat is severely damaged, as well.
Does insurance cover your boat if it needs to be towed?
It’s the last thing you’d want as a boat owner, but breakdowns can happen. With towing and assistance coverage, expenses for assistance like towing or refueling may be covered.
What if an uninsured/underinsured boater damages your boat?
If you have uninsured/underinsured boater coverage, your insurance may pay for physical and bodily injury damages, as well as medical expenses if the boater that caused the accident does not have enough or any insurance.
Does watercraft insurance cover stolen items from your boat?
If you store personal belongings on your boat, you need personal property and unattached equipment coverage, which may pay for replacement costs should they be stolen.
Optional add-ons to your boat insurance policy.
One optional element of watercraft insurance is coverage for theft of or damage to your personal possessions kept or used on your boat. This is well worth considering when you think about the costs of sports or fishing equipment and expensive gadgets. You can also get optional boat towing and assistance coverage that protects you against the costs that come up if your boat breaks down while out on the water.
Spending time on the water is fun, and having watercraft insurance may help bring you peace of mind. Contact us to go over the coverage options for your specific boat or watercraft.