Boat insurance can cover damage to your boat as well as protect you should a claim or lawsuit be filed against you in the event of another person being injured on your boat, or as the result of a boating accident.
There are many incidents and different types of damages boat insurance covers. Without the protection this insurance offers, you could face the burden of paying out of pocket.
A boat insurance policy typically covers:
- Boat insurance property coverage: Whether your boat is on water or land, it will be protected from a range of risks, including damage sustained in an accident. It could also help cover the cost of replacing your boat if it is stolen. When purchasing boat insurance, you can choose either actual cash value coverage or agreed amount coverage. If you choose actual cash value coverage, depreciation will be considered when paying for boat repairs. If you choose agreed amount coverage, coverage will be based on the agreed-upon valuation of the watercraft.
- Liability coverage: If your boat is involved in an accident, resulting in damage to someone else’s property, this coverage can save you from paying for these losses from your own financial resources.
- Medical payments coverage: If you or the passengers of your boat are injured in an accident, this coverage pays for costs of medical care, up to the policy limits.
- Uninsured watercraft coverage: Not all boat owners have insurance, so if you collide with another party who chose to set sail without insurance, causing injuries to you or your passengers, this coverage helps to cover expenses related to the accident.
How Much is Boat Insurance?
The cost of your boat insurance policy will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of watercraft, the size, the locations where you plan to store or use your boat, and the scope of coverage and deductibles that suit your budget.
When you work with our insurance agents, we can help you find discounts and bundles that could save you money and provide the best coverage.