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Owning a sailboat is a lot different than owning a motorboat. It will contain specialty parts and equipment, most notably the sail. Still, protecting and maintaining your sail will require careful attention. You can’t very well go anywhere without your source of power, now can you? READ MORE >>

Now that winter is upon us, you’re likely not using your sailboat as often. This gives you an opportunity to see to a lot of the boat’s needs that may get overlooked during the summer. Reviewing your boat insurance coverage should be part of your yearly routine.  READ MORE >>

Sailboat owners shouldn't hit the water without boat insurance. However, insuring a vessel requires you to consider the type of vessel in use. For example, sailboats often rely mainly on wind power, while motorboats usually rely on electric power. These varying forms of operations may impact the types of risks a boat faces. READ MORE >>

You’re probably going to use your boat a lot during the summer. Taking your sailboat on an excursion is a relaxing and fun way to spend a warm, sunny day. However, all good things come to an end. You eventually have to return to port. After returning from an excursion, boat owners should take steps to secure both the boat and the sail. READ MORE >>

As the weather warms, many people are in the process of taking their boats out of storage following the winter. Soon, it will be time to set sail again in the new season. Most boaters store their vessels at some point during the year. The vessels usually pass long periods without use. READ MORE >>

Your boat faces risks while it is in storage. That’s why it is never a good idea to cancel your boat insurance policy during the winter. Not only should you keep your boat insurance, you should always store the boat during the winter. As you prepare to put the boat away, you often have to take steps to protect the different pieces of the craft. READ MORE >>

Sailboat insurance is not always a requirement. While it typically makes good financial sense for a boat owner to have proper boat insurance on their vehicle, there are many instances in which this just does not happen. READ MORE >>

Thieves are constantly on the prowl, looking for anything of value to steal. Unfortunately, sailboat owners are no exception. The criminally-minded seek out people who don’t suspect they are coming. If you are like most boaters, sailing is more than just a hobby; it’s a lifestyle that you don’t want to lose to a thief. READ MORE >>

Sailing on a lake or the ocean is a thrilling experience; but with owning a boat comes responsibility. As the captain, it is your job to enforce safety regulations, such as everyone must wear a life jacket. But as the owner, it is your responsibility to protect your boat against risk and liability. READ MORE >>

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