Boat Insurance Basics
Boat insurance protects your boat in many ways. You can create a custom policy with Vernal, UT’s Perry Insurance Agency that covers liability, damage to other people’s property, damage to your own watercraft plus medical bills for yourself and your passengers.
While few states require boat insurance, it makes a smart investment for any boat or other watercraft owner. Although it goes by the name boat insurance, it covers any type of watercraft, so you can also cover your Seadoos, jet skis, plus small and large watercraft, from motorboats and speedboats to yachts.
In a similar manner to auto insurance, this type of policy lets you customize coverage so you obtain a policy that provides the protection you desire whether that refers to liability coverage or property damage, or medical coverage. Boat insurance lets you add all three types of coverage or only obtain one or two types.
Liability coverage provides protection against you getting sued and losing your proverbial shirt. If you cause an accident, the liability coverage pays for the medical costs of the person or persons you harmed as well as any court settlement, attorney costs, and court fees.
Property damage coverage provides payment to the other party whose property you damaged. It does not pay for damage to your own boat. You would require comprehensive and collision insurance to cover the damage to your own boat or other watercraft.
Medical insurance covers your own injuries and that of those who are passengers in your boat when you caused the accident. If another party caused the accident, their liability coverage would pay for this, but if they had no coverage, your medical insurance would cover your and your passengers’ medical costs.
Contact Perry Insurance Agency serving Vernal, UT to learn more about the many uses of boat insurance. We can help you obtain the coverage you need.