What floats your boat?
Getting out on the water in your boat, jet ski, or other watercraft is likely one of your favorite places to be. But owning a boat can increase liability risks (even when you’re on dry land.)
Let’s make sure your “financial boat” doesn’t sink should you hit any unforeseen crosswinds or rough water.
Does homeowner’s insurance cover your boat?
… Maybe, if it’s just parked out in your driveway.
The fact is, homeowner’s policies usually place numerous restrictions on boat owners depending on the size, horsepower, and damage coverage you expect.
In other words, if you don’t carry a specific boat insurance policy, you are probably underinsured, which can make for troubled waters if you lose control of your craft, sustain damage or sink, or a guest causes an accident.
What’s insurance for, anyway?
Keep in mind that you can’t buy insurance after you have an accident. That means you should think carefully about the position you want to be in if you’re ever in an accident, or spring a leak.
That means you should think of your boat insurance as a shield.
Now, imagine someone driving their boat right into that shield.
Will it hold?
Our main job is to help you make sure your shield can withstand as much damage as possible for the most reasonable cost.
That means, we’ll show you protection options, and answer your question so that you can select the coverages that you feel suits your specific needs.
And that’s just one reason you should consider talking to a real person at our local office.
What boat insurance covers—and what’s optional
Typical coverages can include:
- Personal liability
- Medical and physical damage perils
Boat insurance discounts spoken here
We also work with carriers who provide multiple boat insurance discounts, which reduces the cost but gives you the exact same coverage. Here are just a few ways you may be able to save, including if you …
- Own your home
- Have idle assisted steering installed
- Insure multiple vessels
- Bundle other kinds of insurance
- Are the original owner
- Paid your policy in full each year
- Have a clean automobile driving record
- Have a safety course certification
There are even more ways to save on boat insurance, but the only way to truly determine the best policy for you is to have a quick chat about your needs and the amount of protection for income and assets that you will require.
The Ozark Insurance Agency Difference
You may think you want the cheapest insurance you can find, but realize you may not be getting everything you bargained for …
… While most insurance products are similar in price and function, insurance providers are very different when it comes to structuring a policy that actually covers you. So if you’re at all concerned for your financial well being, you should investigate what you are offered carefully.
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all insurance policy.
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