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Saturday, July 7, 2018

For the majority of recreational boaters, a boat insurance claim won’t be in their future this summer – but you can never predict when something will happen. Is your boat insurance policy up to snuff? With the boating season just begun, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) suggests boaters do a quick

tags: Insurance

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

As we all endure more birthdays, what’s cool to own and collect is getting newer. Of course, you car people have seen it happening for many years, but it’s a relatively new phenomenon for us boaters. We’re starting to see Donzis, Boston Whalers, Century Coronados and Resorters, Ski Nautiques and the Glastron boats

by: David Bortner, “Captain” at Freedom Boat Service

tags: Antique & Classic Boats, Insurance

Monday, May 7, 2018

Question: When shopping for a yacht insurance policy, what should I be looking for beyond the bottom line? Answer: Everyone loves a bargain, but when it comes to insuring your yacht, price shouldn’t be the deciding factor. There is nothing standard about a yacht policy. Its terms and conditions are not regulated by state

by: Cary R. Wiener, President of Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, estimates that more than 63,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed as a result of both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, with a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million

tags: Environmental Impact, Insurance, Salvage, South Coast

Friday, October 6, 2017

In the winter, in northern states where freezing temperatures are the norm, boaters who put their boats into heated indoor storage have it made. With their boats warm and dry, they may have little concern for freeze-related damage to their engines. Winter storms can knock out power and heat, however, leading to ice forming inside the

tags: Boating 101, Insurance, Winterization

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

While it’s a subject not often discussed, knowing what’s in your boat’s insurance policy could mean the difference between having to pay significant costs out of pocket for a claim or coming away from the claims experience in good shape. What do you need to know? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)

tags: Insurance

Friday, March 17, 2017

If you get in an accident while trailering your boat, do you know which insurance policy will pay for repairs to the trailer? If it’s a simple accident with damage to the trailer only, it’s likely to be the trailer insurance coverage that pays. But what happens when you back the trailer into a neighbor’s stone wall

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

An excellent opportunity for a Great Lakes area yachting enthusiast. Looking for energetic self-starter to help grow a Great Lakes presence for well-known, international yacht insurance company. The main role of this position is to market and sell yacht insurance directly to yacht owners. Key is your knowledge of yachts and their

tags: Insurance, Job Opportunities

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Pantaenius America Ltd., a premiere provider of U.S. yacht insurance, is now offering coverage for American yacht owners who wish to take their boats to Cuba. Though a mere 90 miles from the coast of Florida, Cuba has been off limits to most U.S. yacht owners for over fifty years. But last fall, as relations continued to thaw between

tags: Destination, Insurance

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

On June 17, Newport, Rhode Island will be the host for more than 200 seaworthy yachts and ambitious crews about to experience the 50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” When the cannon blasts at ten minutes past noon, you can track your favorites — compliments of Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, the official tracking sponsor

tags: Insurance, Racing, Software & Apps