3 Things to Keep in Mind When Insuring a Boat
1. Insurance is nothing more than a description of the value that a thing has for you. You want your boat secured more strongly if you are attached to it. There are many options available, depending on how extensive you want your boat to be covered. This will determine the premiums that you need to pay for your protection.
An insurance term called “Agreed Value” means that you will be paid for the total amount of boat insurance you purchased. Boat owners often seek this type of coverage, even though they aren’t interested in policies that cover ACV (Actual Cash Value). ACV coverage covers your boat’s assessed value, which is equal to the total replacement cost less depreciation cost.
2. Ask your insurance provider for details about all coverages. Without sufficient details, it is difficult to make an informed decision.
Is an “All Risk Policy” able to cover all possible losses that could be incurred if a contingency occurs to your boat? As the name implies, an All-Risk policy covers all losses, except for those that are explicitly excluded by the policy. These include wear and tear, deterioration, inherent defect caused by the manufacturer, negligence, and any other signs of negligence.
3. Learn about the limitations of your policy and what incidental coverage is available. This will help you to see how far you are able to go.
Is there any restriction on who can operate your boat? Is it covered for towing? What is the coverage for personal effects?
Your best friend in choosing the right policy for you is your insurance agent. It is his job to assist you. You can now go boating with your boat insurance in place.