Boat & Powered Watercraft Insurance
Bass boats, cruisers, catamarans and more
While cruising the water in your boat, the last thing you want to worry about is insurance. Contact us and let us take care of you. Then go back to fishing, sunbathing, or just relaxing on those cool, clear waters. We have a policy for most types of boats including bass boats, cruisers, fishing boats, pontoons, runabouts, sailboats, catamarans, and utility boats.
Most companies provide limited coverage for property damage for small boats such as canoes and small sail boats or small power boats with less than 25 miles per hour horse power under a homeowners or renters insurance policy. Coverage is usually about $1,000 or 10 percent of the home’s property value and generally includes the boat, motor and trailer combined. Liability coverage is typically not included–but it can be added as an endorsement to a homeowners policy. Check with your insurance representative to find out if your boat is covered and what the limits are.
Larger and faster boats such as yachts and personal watercraft such as jet skis and wave runners require a separate boat insurance policy. The size, type, and value of the craft and the water in which you use it factor into how much you will pay for insurance coverage. For physical loss or damage, coverage includes the hull, machinery, fittings, furnishings and permanently attached equipment as part of either an actual cash value policy or on an agreed amount value basis. These policies also provide broader liability protection than a homeowners policy. But there are distinct differences between the two types of policies.
ACTUAL CASH VALUE
These policies pay for replacement costs less depreciation at the time of the loss. In the event of a total loss, used boat pricing guides and other resources are used to determine the vessel’s approximate market value. Partial losses are settled by taking the total cost of the repair less a percentage for depreciation.
AGREED AMOUNT VALUE
This type of policy means that you and your insurer have agreed on the value of your vessel and in the event of a total loss you will be paid that amount. Agreed Amount Value policies also replace old items for new in the event of a partial loss, without any deduction for depreciation.
Bodily injury—for injuries caused to another person
Property damage—for damage caused to someone else’s property
Other driver liability—for any legal expenses incurred by someone using the boat with the owner’s permission
Medical payments—for injuries to the boat owner and other passengers