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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Naturally, every owner prefers a comforting temperature on board of one’s vessel. During wintertime, this is not only cozy, but also keeps the boat dry. When using heaters and fans, however, caution is advised, as they are a regular source of danger that can lead to damages and losses in winter storage facilities, or whenever

by: Pantaenius America Ltd

tags: Insurance, Safety, Winterization

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Every hurricane season, some boat owners are faced with the need to file insurance claims and get their boats repaired. To make that process easier, MarineMax has now become a Repair Provider for BoatUS Marine Insurance Program members, who may get help with insurance claim repair work from the nation’s largest recreational boat

tags: Company Expansions, Insurance, Service & Repair

Thursday, September 5, 2019

All good things come to an end. When it is time for that last cruise of the year, most owners already have a solid plan of how to get their boat safely through the winter. Boaters who have just completed their first season, however, regularly ask us at Pantaenius what to look out for in winter storage. The following tips provide a

by: John Bishara, Director, Newport, Rhode Island office, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Insurance, Storage

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

As boat owners prep for the season, it’s time to dust off the boat’s insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner’s insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages that can perplex boaters and leave them scratching their heads. What do you need to know?

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company’s annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). For boat owners looking to make extra money renting their boats on peer-to-peer boat rental networks like Boatsetter,

tags: Boat Club, Insurance, Rentals

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Question: Do you have some suggestions for things I can do to help ensure trouble-free boating this season? Answer: Regardless of whether you haul out for the winter or are fortunate enough to live in a climate with year-round access to the water, whether you are a do-it-yourselfer or hire marine professionals to work on your yacht,

by: Kristina Cherubino, Senior Underwriter, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Insurance, Spring Commissioning

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Question: When is a good time of year to check the coverage I have on my boat/yacht insurance policy? Answer: The off-season is the perfect time to review your boat/yacht insurance policy and make sure you have the coverage and navigational limits you require to protect your investment. Before contacting your agent or carrier to

by: Kristina Cherubino, Senior Underwriter, Pantaenius America Ltd.

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Question: We have just ordered our first yacht and are shopping for insurance. We have friends (seasoned yachties), who were recently denied coverage for a claim due to something called “hidden implied warranties of seaworthiness.” They tried to explain it to us, but we’re confused. What does this mean, and how can

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

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Thursday, August 2, 2018

If you want pure, clean fun on the water, personal watercraft (PWCs) have long been recreational boaters’ water toy of choice, with wake-and-ski boats likely running a close second. Modern PWCs give families the ability to carry a driver and spotter in comfort while towing a third person aboard a tube, and today’s

by: Scott Croft, Vice President BoatUS Public Affairs

tags: Education, Insurance, Personal Watercraft, Towables, Water Toys

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cary R. Wiener is President of Pantaenius America Ltd. and a maritime lawyer who has worked on many famous cases, including the Exxon Valdez. He is licensed in all fifty states and is passionate about safety on the water. Question: We recently purchased a tender for our yacht. It’s too heavy to hoist aboard, so we’ll be

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

tags: Insurance, Towing, Water Toys