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Erik Cornelison
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Initially Posted - 12/20/2017 :  14:58:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I need to insure my boat, who do you recommend? Good/bad?

Any recommendation between companies when the boat is stored on the trailer vs. a mooring/marina.

Erik Cornelison

Erik Cornelison
6th Generation Professional Sailor, First Gen Submarine Sailor.
1986 Standard Rig SW. #5234

Kim Luckner
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Response Posted - 12/20/2017 :  16:38:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had fantastic experience with Progressive. Modest cost great service.

Seeadler
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islander
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Response Posted - 12/20/2017 :  17:00:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have progressive also. Never had to use it though. I think with most of these boats that are worth less than $10,000 and many worth far less than that depending where you live it's not so much the replacement value that is important but rather the liability that is.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound



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sethp001
Mainsheet C-25 Tech Editor

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Response Posted - 12/20/2017 :  17:12:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've always used GEICO, and have been happy with their pricing. They offer both agreed-value and actual-value policies.

I've never had a boat-related claim, but they've been fantastic on our automobile claims.

Your deductible decreases by 25% each year without a claim. After four claim free years, your deductible is zero.

They did not charge me any extra when I added a trailer to the policy.



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
"Marine Tex 1" Unknown Origin POS 8' Fiberglass Dinghy
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GaryB
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Response Posted - 12/20/2017 :  18:15:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How much are you guys paying per year for your insurance? If you don't mind me asking.


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GaryB
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'89 SR/WK #5862
Kemah,TX
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OLarryR
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  03:57:17  Show Profile  Visit OLarryR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Boat US right now has Geico as their insurance partner. My current policy cost either $174 or $178 and that was based on a replacement value back when I bought my boat 10 years ago. Not sure if I had the policy re-evaluated, how much it would draw down the cost. The fact is that you replace outboards, sails, etc and so the replacement value may remain high. Also, insurance cost has to do with injury coverage and damage to other craft or the marina with probably a minimum of $300,000 liability.

Larry
'89 Robin's Nest#5820, Potomac River/Wash DC http://catalina25.homestead.com/olarryr.html
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hewebb
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  04:39:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gary
I have progressive with a stated value of $12,000.00 for the boat and $2,500.00 for the trailer. Cost is #394.00 per year.
I had a claim when the marina came apart and their service was great.

1988 WK/SR w/inboard diesel Joe Pool Lake



Life is not a dress rehearsal. You will not get another chance.
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DavidBuoy
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  05:34:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have liability only and I believe when we added the boat to our existing policy it literally cost us nothing.


Captain Rob & Admiral Alyson
"David Buoy"-1985 C25 SK/SR #5053
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islander
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  05:35:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure but I think that once the boat is on the trailer or is being towed, Coverage then falls under your automobile coverage. If it's stored on your property it then might fall under your homeowners policy. Not sure though.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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Bladeswell
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  10:10:26  Show Profile  Visit Bladeswell's Homepage  Send Bladeswell an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Hi Again,

I am covered by State Farm. Mostly because of the price break for multiple vehicle coverage. I pay $135 a year for $300K liability and $6K for the boat. At the time, The $6k included a trailer which I no longer have so I'm sure that number is somewhat lower now.

Bladeswell

C25 TR FK Hull #973 1979 L-Dinette. So.Cal.
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  11:37:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too have Progressive and forget the amount for the C25 (I have two boats on the policy) but believe it was @$200/yr. You will need a survey however for replacement/damage insurance. Liability alone does not require a survey.

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  11:46:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bigelowp

...You will need a survey however for replacement/damage insurance. Liability alone does not require a survey.

That's one reason for having the boat surveyed when you're considering buying it--your offer can make it a contingency (as on a house). It's not an uncommon requirement for damage/replacement coverage, so you might as well have it work for you, too.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

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panhead1948
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  11:50:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have mine through BOATUS. At different times I have asked my Car and Home insurance about boat coverage and they tell me they can't compete with BOATUS
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BKPC25
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  15:18:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Progressive.
$30/month.
$4000 replacement value.
It was only a dollar or two less to have a $3K value.
Two big reasons to cover the coat are if you crash into another boat AND if your boat sinks in some places like a marina it has to be lifted out...that could be very expensive.

1973 C22 #1803 "Baby Adalynne"
(1979 C25 #1389 "Adalynne")
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Lake Travis, Austin, TX
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Erik Cornelison
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Response Posted - 12/21/2017 :  15:31:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
GEICO quoted me $274 a year with a $8000 value on the boat and a $3000 value on the trailer. On the question on where the boat is stored I checked land vs mooring/slip which probably saved some money on the quote.

Erik Cornelison
6th Generation Professional Sailor, First Gen Submarine Sailor.
1986 Standard Rig SW. #5234
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 12/22/2017 :  00:03:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a policy through the United States Power Squadrons. My town Marina requires $1,000,000 liability for fires and such, which sounds pretty high, but it's what they require.
I've documented the boat's equipment in pictures and lists of gear so if I lose the boat, they'll cover replacement costs for the gear. Radio, GPS, music, porta-potty, lines, anchor, seats, poles, cushions, compass, gauges, you name it, it all adds up.
Cost is about $300, which depends on your rank and education through the squadron. I get a vessel safety check each year per USCG specs. That cuts my cost too.
For us northern sailors, we get a discount because we put the boat in mothballs on the hard for six months.
The discounts are probably worth $150 per year.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Stratford & Milford, CT
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Dave5041
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Response Posted - 01/01/2018 :  17:25:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have Boat/US/Geico. I had a claim years ago for a stolen outboard, it wasn't Geico then, with a trouble free response. My premium had been $225 a year with $7K agreed value for the boat and $2.5K for the trailer until I spent $6K on a new aluminum trailer. It went to $235 initially and has now been adjusted back to $229. The non-hurricane season gulf coast rider is now free. I initially paid $20 for that coverage added to the base Great Lakes coverage.


Dave B. aboard Pearl
1982 TR/SK/Trad. #3399
Lake Erie/Florida Panhandle
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sethp001
Mainsheet C-25 Tech Editor

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Response Posted - 01/02/2018 :  23:13:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At this point I have four boats covered with GEICO. Not once have they required a third-party survey. For the Morgan only, they required a self-survey, which I didn't complete but they haven't cancelled the insurance. For all of the boats, they required photographs and recorded me agreeing that the boats were in seaworthy condition. I discovered they will cancel the insurance if you don't send the photographs.



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
"Marine Tex 1" Unknown Origin POS 8' Fiberglass Dinghy
http://whichsailboat.com/2015/08/22/catalina-22-review/

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sethp001
Mainsheet C-25 Tech Editor

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Response Posted - 01/02/2018 :  23:20:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One more plug for GEICO: although I've never had a boat-related claim, GEICO was generous the two times we had mini-vans totaled in accidents. They didn't take off value for the candy stuck to the headliner, or the red soda stain on the carpet.



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
"Marine Tex 1" Unknown Origin POS 8' Fiberglass Dinghy
http://whichsailboat.com/2015/08/22/catalina-22-review/
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odonnellryanc
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Response Posted - 01/03/2018 :  09:01:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have GEICO, but I only have liability. They seem very fair here, I have the most coverage I can get and I think it is around $200-300 a year.
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Dave5041
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Response Posted - 01/10/2018 :  21:32:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boats in my price range have never required a survey for insurance.


Dave B. aboard Pearl
1982 TR/SK/Trad. #3399
Lake Erie/Florida Panhandle
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OLarryR
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Response Posted - 01/11/2018 :  04:04:02  Show Profile  Visit OLarryR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I recall when I purchased insurance many years ago via Boat US, they required some photos but no survey.

Larry
'89 Robin's Nest#5820, Potomac River/Wash DC http://catalina25.homestead.com/olarryr.html
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