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Top 10 Questions To Ask Your Boat Insurance or Yacht Insurance Provider


Just to make sure that you have covered all the necessary details in buying your yacht insurance or boat insurance, below are the top 10 helpful questions you may ask the boat insurance and yacht insurance providers before you finally sign up with them:

1. What is the degree of coverage to the guests sailing in my boat?

Different boat insurance and yacht insurance policies have different degree of coverage for your passengers. There are those that differentiate passengers and crews. Opt for the boat insurance or yacht insurance policy that gives same coverage to the entire people on board your boat.

2. How much of the equipment in my boat/yacht is covered by this boat insurance or yacht insurance policy?

Know carefully what equipment and items in your boat are covered by the insurance policy. This will help you save a good amount of money, especially if you have a simple boat like a dinghy, or can help you from losing much of your investment if you have a luxury yacht.

3. Is there a "new for old" cover in your boat insurance or yacht insurance policy?

This means that your insurance provider will fully cover and pay the damaged piece of your yacht/boat while other may only pay the depreciated value or second hand value of the equipment.

4. Is there a damage limit in your yacht insurance or boat insurance policy?

Before you sign up with a boat insurance or yacht insurance provider, make sure that their policy does not impose a damage limit to your yacht/boat. There are other insurance providers that set a ceiling for the amount of damage cost incurred by your yacht or boat. This means that you will have to pay for all the damages incurred that is above the ceiling the boat insurance or yacht insurance provider imposed.

5. What are the damages covered by the insurance policy?

Study the insurance policy closely and check if the means of transportation like your trailer is covered by the boat insurance or yacht insurance policy. Check also if your policy will cover damages caused by natural disasters like hurricanes, tsunamis and tropical storms.

6. Is the boat insurance or yacht insurance provider flexible enough to make a "custom made" policy?

Know how much your insurance provider is willing to extend just to meet your personal needs. Prepare your own insurance package and check out which yacht insurance or boat insurance provider can accommodate your requirements.

7. Is your yacht/boat covered should a disaster strike while it is anchored or in a dock?