LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkiSafe insurance is preparing for hurricane season and advising all boaters to think ahead about their preparations this year. As a leading provider of boat and watercraft insurance nationwide, SkiSafe knows it is critical to have a plan in place well before a storm is on the horizon. At SkiSafe, that means preparing underwriters to counsel customers regarding coverage for their new and used vessels, while ensuring that adjusters have tools in place to quickly pay all covered claims arising from a named storm.
Similarly, whether a vessel is trailered, docked, moored or stored at a marina, now is the time for every boat owner to review their hurricane plan. If you don't have a written plan, prepare one. Consult a marina professional to safeguard the boat or map out an evacuation route if the best plan is to move the boat from the area. All boat owners should consider:
Transporting the boat to safe harbor in advance of the storm.
Storage options including floating or dry; indoor or outdoor.
Securing all property aboard the boat.
Assigning each step of the storage process to a responsible party.
Finalizing any contracts or arrangements in advance of the storm.
Inspecting the boat post-storm to evaluate any damages.
SkiSafe Executive Vice President Howard Reiff spoke of the value of such plans, saying "Boaters who have experienced a hurricane know the value of a written plan. Time and time again a written plan has proven to reduce or eliminate losses. Boat owners should not wait until the days leading up to a storm's impact because by then it is likely too late to secure storage or hauling services from a marina."
SkiSafe provides Hurricane Haul-Out Protection that will reimburse boat owners for half of the expenses associated with hauling their boat to protect it before a storm strikes.
The key for any boat owner is having a simple checklist for boat hurricane preparations that they can quickly reference and complete. Additional information about the SkiSafe program and boating hurricane preparedness is available at https://www.skisafe.com/boat-insurance.
SkiSafe insurance, a premier provider of recreational boat and PWC insurance in all 50 states has insured more than 400,000 boats and jet skis. More than 3,000 insurance brokers have access to its exclusive program, underwritten by Axis Insurance Company, rated A+ Class XV by A.M. Best. For more information, please visit SkiSafe.
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