Boat / Watercraft Insurance
Halifax Boat Insurance
If you own or are thinking of buying a boat to take your family out to enjoy the crystal blue Nova Scotian waters, don’t forget to purchase insurance. You can call us for a quote prior to picking up your new vessel. Marine Insurance not only to protects your investment (i.e. the boat), but it also protects your liability interests should something happen causing property damage or bodily injury to a person or other family.
Accidents Happen On The Water
We don’t want to alarm you – boat ownership is meant to be fun, but accidents can happen.
- You could collide with another boat damaging both vessels, or collide with an object in the water damaging only your own boat.
- You could collide with someone’s dock causing damage to the dock and your own boat.
- You could run into swimmers or surfers in the water causing bodily injury or death.
- If you are unable to shoulder the financial impact of the above types of losses, you need to purchase the right insurance.
Covering Your Boats Out Of The Water
Your Halifax Founders Insurance Broker can advise you on what’s covered under your home policy and when and to what limits, and when additional insurance is required. The additional insurance may just be an add-on to your home insurance, or it may be a marine insurance policy that is separate.
Things To Consider About Boat Insurance
- Which policy covers your boats when it is stored at your home?
- What type of physical damage coverage is provided – is it Replacement Cost? or is it Actual Cash Value that will factor in depreciation to my value?
- Do you use your boat for business activities? If so, check with your Broker to make sure you have the proper coverage. Certain activities may be allowed by your Insurer, but you should obtain approval prior to an incident to avoid any coverage gaps at the time of a claim. You should also know the limitations – at what point, does a certain activity become a commercial marine exposure that needs to be insured on a more comprehensive form?
Founders Insurance: Your Halifax Boat Insurance Expert
Complete the Protection Savings Form right now so we can advise you as to what insurance you need. The process can be as easy as adding a rider to your existing home policy (e.g. when it’s stored at home); certain watercraft are covered for limited amounts and usage – it’s always good to know what you are covered for and what you are not (i.e. exclusions). Make sure to have the right coverage in place before launching into the waters. Being protected prior to an incident could save you, your family and your assets.
At Founders Insurance, our goal is protect you, your boat, your passengers and your family with the Boat Insurance tailored to your needs.
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