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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Pretty soon, millions of recreational boats will be put into winter storage to await next year’s season. As they sit unattended for months, they can easily become a target for thieves. Will your boat be on a crook’s hit list? Here are five signs that may welcome a thief as well as simple things you can do to thwart them,

tags: Insurance, Storage, Winterization

Saturday, September 19, 2020

September is the start of nation’s boat haulout and winter storage season. As boaters prepare their vessels for a long winter nap it’s time to check the boat’s insurance policy for “Ice and Freeze” coverage. This coverage is sometimes offered as a policy rider or endorsement and is affordable, so you may

tags: Insurance, Winterization

Friday, August 14, 2020

After twelve years of trustful cooperation with boat and yacht owners in the USA, Pantaenius announces that it will cease business activities in America at the end of the year. One of the reasons for this is shrinking capacity for yacht insurance within the US after major carriers left the market in recent years. Martin Baum,

tags: Insurance

Sunday, August 9, 2020

More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS, the nation’s largest advocacy, services,

tags: Insurance, Boating 101

Saturday, July 11, 2020

According to NOAA, the 12-month-period ending in April 2019 was the wettest in U.S. records dating back to 1895. As extreme weather events become more common, few are more affected than recreational boaters who store their vessels on the water at a marina, boat club or backyard dock. Flooding, hurricanes, tornados or heavy snows

tags: Boating 101, Insurance

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Most insurance is straightforward, until it’s not. When you have an accident or property damage, you file an insurance claim. But filing an insurance claim on a boat trailer isn’t so straightforward. That’s because it depends on how and what type of damage occurred that will determine which insurance coverage –

tags: Hauling, Insurance, Trailers

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: Safety, Winterization, Insurance

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

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