If you own or are planning on buying a boat, then you’ll want to consider insuring it. Although homeowner’s insurance does provide some coverage for your boat, it’s usually minimal and it’s usually only for boats with small engines or no engines at all, such as small sailboats. Because of this, you should protect your investment as well as cover any potential liability by purchasing boat insurance.
The following are some of the coverage options that you can purchase when you buy a boat insurance policy:
Basic boat insurance typically only covers the main components of a boat. This means that if you have added special equipment or accessories to your boat, such as fishing equipment, then you’ll need to purchase additional coverage if you want to make sure that they are insured.
There are two types of total loss coverage to choose from – market value and agreed value. Market value coverage will only provide you with enough money to replace the boat’s value at the time of its destruction or sinking. This is usually less than the initial cost of the boat due to depreciation.
Agreed value coverage will provide you with the value of the boat that was agreed upon upfront. Because of how this works, many owners purchase agreed value coverage for new boats and market value coverage for used boats.
For more information about our affordable boat insurance policies, contact us at American Insurance Brokers for free boat insurance quotes today.
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