Boat Insurance

by thrandur

Boat insurance will protect you against losses incurred while operating your
boat, and while transporting your boat. Most boat insurance includes coverage
for the boat, the motor, and the trailer. Boat insurance is available from a
variety of sources. Many car and property insurance companies also insure boats.
Boat insurance will give you better and broader liability protection than any
home insurance policy.

Boat Insurance

Boat insurance companies usually list the boats they insure on their web site.
Once you have located a few companies that offer the boat insurance you need,
you will be able to contact them online or visit an agent’s office. Boat
insurance including specific parts of the boat is also important and should be
itemized in your policy. This is because many times, only specific parts
malfunction and will need to be replaced. Boat insurance can be confusing. Boats
may be insured for various coverage– in various ways– with various companies.

Medical expenses in the event of a boat accident can be sky high. I therefore
recommend that you get medical coverage also. Medical expenses are quite high.
If you think that you cannot afford this coverage, think about whether or not
you could afford the medical bills you will have in the event of an accident
without the coverage.

Consider as high a deductible as you can reasonably afford, since higher
deductibles translate into lower insurance premiums. Review quotes and policies
carefully to make sure you are only paying for coverage you really need.
Consider buying a separate insurance policy for the boat, rather than adding it
to your homeowner’s policy as the latter often limits certain marine-related
risks such as salvage work, wreck removal, pollution or environmental damage.
Whatever amount the boat is insured for, it should have a separate but equal
amount of funds available for any salvage work.

Boat insurances come in different prices ranging from the affordable to the
ridiculously expensive. It is important to understand the policy and service
promises behind the price of the boat insurance. It’s better to pay for an
expensive but good quality boat insurance than a cheap one with limited
features. Boat insurance should cover you in the event of vandalism, theft,
sinking, fire, storms, capsizing, stranding, collision, and explosion.
Furthermore, the insurance should cover the boat, the motor, and the trailer
used to transport the boat.

Boat insurance can be obtained from several sources. Many people choose to add
their boat onto their homeowner’s policy and the umbrella insurance provided
thereon. Boat insurance may be procured from an independent general agent or
directly from the marine insurance specialist. A purchase of boat insurance from
either of these proves to become a good and wise move.

Boat insurance will protect you against several types of loss depending on the
insurance and your policy. You should always make sure that you understand
exactly what your policy is going to cover before you pay for it – that way you
will not be surprised later on. Boat insurance policies, just like vehicle
insurance come with an excess except the excess for a boat is usually quite a
substantial sum which is done in order to discourage small claims which is often
the case with cars. So the major difference between boat insurance and car
insurance is the amount of coverage a policy provides.

Marine insurance defines vessels according certain measurements. A boat is
defined as one measured between 16 feet and 25 feet, 11 inches in length. Marine
policies are never straightforward, so finding the right policy will not be as
simple as regular home cover, for example. These are the most important points
to keep in mind when you search for any boat insurance provider.

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Online boat insurance quotes are much quicker and you might be able to get your
work done in a days time. These quotations will give you some suggestion of how
much owning a boat will cost you. Online research is extremely helpful in
getting all the information you need available easily and ensure that you are
getting the best deal.

Depending on the type of the boat you have purchased, it’s storage location, and
the frequency of usage, the policy you choose should adequately cover your
needs. Boat dealer insurance policies can be quite expensive, so it may be a
good idea to contact your car insurance company and check if they offer boat
insurance as well – maybe you could get a better deal because of multiple
vehicle registration.

If you need to make a claim for the insurance – you do so depending on the
nature of the claim. The first step is usually to contact the insurance company
and ask for advice. If the claim is high they will send an insurance specialist.
She will provide specific instructions about what steps to take from that point
forward. You may also file a claim online using an online claims report form and
an adjustor will follow up.

Thrandur Arnthorsson

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