As the weather starts to warm up so do the outboards, inboards and all other marine watercraft propulsion units that had been winterized for our “cold” season. Florida boat owners know the drill and seek the thrill of that day the seasons begin to change and they get to put their vessel back into its natural environment, the water.
Before doing so there is always the proverbial checklist…dock lines accounted for, fenders, lifejackets, oil/fuel levels topped off, all pumps and wells in functioning order, electronics and navigational equipment turned on and inspected…and once everything is in ship shape the time has come to cast away and begin to enjoy life as a boat owner…or is it?
Ensuring that your boat is properly covered is often overlooked until the unexpected happens. Even if you carry coverage on your vessel, is it sufficient to cover your loss and protect you and your loved ones? What about all the new equipment you replaced in the “offseason” while the vessel was on the trailer or in storage…would that be covered in the event of a loss too?
These are all valid questions and concerns that many boatowners share, unfortunately. We here at Barefoot Insurance Brokers of Florida want to alleviate these worries and provide comprehensive coverage for you and your family, on or off the water. With Progressive’s Recreational Lines coverage, we can insure a vast array of vessels and personal watercraft throughout all of Florida!
With Progressive’s Boat/Personal Watercraft insurance, we can protect your vessel in the event physical damage occurs to it, other watercraft and/or other passengers as well as their resulting medical bills from more serious events. In addition to these more traditional coverages, Progressive offers a variety of additional coverages to protect your marine investments and your loved ones:
Total loss replacement: Your insurer will reimburse you or replace your boat at the original amount you bought it for — regardless of what it’s worth now.
Trailer trip interruption: Covers expenses for food, lodging, and transportation if your trailer or tow vehicle breaks down more than 100 miles from home.
Replacement for personal items: Typically covers the cost to replace fishing equipment or any other personal property lost or stolen from your boat.
Let us help take away the stress of worrying about the extent of your insurance coverage and focus on what matters most – your safety and making memories with family and friends out on the water!
Before you hook up your trailer, have your boat pulled off the rack n’ placed in the water or untie those lines at the dock, be sure to give Casey Carroll a call at 321-218-3880 or text to 321-307-7970 to quote your coverage today!
Wherever your next adventure on the water leads you, be certain that Barefoot Insurance Brokers and Progressive Insurance has you covered, from stern to bow.
Casey Carroll is a Florida Property & Casualty Insurance Broker with Barefoot Insurance Brokers located at 1011 S Hopkins Ave in Titusville, Florida. With a lifetime of experience on the water, Casey can help you insure your personal watercraft, yachts, and marine charters throughout the State of Florida. Casey can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org via email.
Thinking about quitting your job and buying an RV and traveling the country?
If so, you’ll be delighted to know that RV insurance coverage is very affordable and comprehensive!
Our brokerage, Barefoot Insurance Brokers, offers RV coverage all over Florida through Progressive, Foremost and several surplus carriers. We can tailor the coverage to your needs: whether you’re financing your land-yacht or you own her outright.
A study commissioned by the RV Industry Association through the University of Michigan decided that approximately 10 million households in the United States now own RVs! The average owner spends 3-4 weeks in their RV each year.
We can offer several unique RV Insurance coverage features on your Florida RV insurance policy:
Total Loss Replacement offers the ability for us to replace your motorhome with a brand new one!
Replacement Cost for your Personal Effects inside your RV in the event of a loss
Emergency Expense coverage of up to $750 for transportation and hotel and meals if you’re on vacation and your RV becomes disabled away from your home.
Bodily Injury Liability Limits of up to $1 million in coverage
Whether you’re unhappy with the current cost of your RV insurance or you’re looking into a new RV Venture to start a life-long adventure, Barefoot Insurance Brokers can work with you to provide an excellent quote for your needs.
Call me today at 954-368-0060, x 2 or email me at email@example.com to discuss all of your insurance needs in Florida – Homeowner’s, auto insurance, motorcycle insurance, RV coverage and more. I’m a Mini Winnie girl, myself…and can’t wait to ride out in my own little RV one day.
Even being a Floridian and although it sounds very touristic, I love the concept of driving on the beach. We’re so lucky to not only be surrounded by such beautiful landscapes, but have such unique outdoor opportunities at our fingertips.
Especially in Huguenot Memorial Park right on the coast of Duval County! Break out your 4×4 automobile and head out to this gorgeous and remote park on the Timucan Ecological and Historic Preserve. A small admission fee of $5 can get you out onto the sand to kite surf, picnic or simply to lounge in the sun with all of your gear right there with you. This eliminates all of the hassle of schlepping your beach equipment from the parking lot and really allows you to immerse yourself in the opportunity.
Check out this photo I took in October, 2018 on a windy day at Huguenot!
Not every car can handle driving on the beach in Florida, though. It’s best to stick to your trucks and 4-wheel-drive jeeps and SUVs when hitting the sand as to not get stuck and mess up a beautiful day out. The park will have ample signage when you arrive designating whether it’s safe for other vehicles to take it off-road.
It’s simple to insure your 4×4 or off-road vehicle in Duval County, too. Barefoot Insurance Brokers offers insurance coverage for all types of vehicles, recreational vehicles, dune buggies and RVs all over the Jacksonville area by phone (954)368-0060 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). While our main office is in South Florida, our competent agents can help you save money in every corner of Florida…from San Marco, to Five points, to Arlington…and to the beaches. My name is Allie Horblitt and me and my staff can’t wait to save you money on your auto insurance.