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How Do You Store Your Boat When It’s Not in the Water?

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There are a few things that you need to consider when storing your boat. Many people store their boat during off seasons or when they simply aren’t intending to go out on the water for a long time. When storing a boat, it’s usually best to store it within an enclosed space such as a garage. This limits the possible things that can happen to the boat, such as incidental damage caused by vehicles, storms or other unexpected events.

Storing a boat at a marina can also be a viable option, but if you do so you will often have to increase your insurance. Many marinas will not accept boats that have less than $500,000 in liability insurance protection. At the same time, however, storing a boat at a marina often protects it against some of the more common hazards around a home.

When storing your boat indoors you should always ensure that it is covered well with a tarp and that it is away from any heat sources such as a radiator. If you absolutely must store your boat outside, you might want to consider constructing an inexpensive storage unit such as a hut.

For more information about boating and boat insurance contact the insurance experts at Agers Insurance Services.