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.