You work hard for your money and when you decide to spend some of it on a boat, you want to ensure that your investment is protected. Whether you have a small canoe or a million-dollar yacht, you will want to have peace of mind knowing it can be repaired or replaced if a disaster or theft occurs.
While most states do not require boat insurance, that does not mean you should not have it. In Colorado, liability insurance is required for your auto but not for boats. However, some marinas may require you to have insurance coverage before they will allow you to store your boat there as part of the lease agreement.
If you finance your boat, your lender may require that you have at least liability insurance. The amount of insurance must cover the full value of the boat so if it catches on fire or sinks, the bank will not be out their money and you can purchase a replacement boat. Some homeowner’s insurance policy will cover your boat but is normally limited to boats that are under a certain amount of value and size. Boat insurance policies are unique and designed for the special needs of boat owners.
Many boat insurance policies are referred to as "All Risk" policies, meaning they provide coverage for a broad spectrum of incidents that can affect your beloved boat, such as vandalism, lightning, and hail, a fire, theft, or if your boat sinks or is involved in a crash. You will have to add to your policy to cover your fishing gear and other personal items that you may leave on your boat so they can be replaced if a disaster occurs.
To find out more information about boat insurance to protect your investment, call upon the knowledgeable and experienced agents at Front Range Insurance Services in Littleton, CO for all of your boat insurance needs.