Getting your boat ready for winter

October 10th, 2017

Winter Boat With summer a fast-fading memory it’s time to take your boat out of the water and get it ready for winter. Boats suffer more wear and tear when they are idle (moving parts need to be kept moving) and the harsh winter weather only makes matters worse. Taking your boat off the water provides the perfect opportunity to undertake essential maintenance, which will increase your boat’s lifespan, and mean that you’re ready to get going at the start of spring.  Read the rest of this entry »

Most common boat insurance claims

April 13th, 2017

Sailing BoatWe’ve gone overboard to spotlight some of the most common boat insurance claims, and provided practical tips on how to avoid making a claim.

Light Fingers Moored boats can provide rich pickings for thieves if you don’t take security seriously. Expensive navigation kit, outboard motors and dinghies make tempting targets, and if you leave valuables on deck; you’re asking for trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

How to buoy up your boat security

August 22nd, 2016

Tied boat ropeGiven that boats are often left unattended and can be packed with expensive equipment; it’s hardly surprising that they make such tempting targets for thieves. The following ten simple steps will help tighten your security and keep the boat thieves at bay: Read the rest of this entry »

How to prevent fires on boats

May 24th, 2016

boat firesAnyone who’s spent time on a boat knows that fire poses a very real threat. Fires spread quickly in enclosed spaces and can easily get out of control. To make matters worse boats tend to be built of flammable materials and often have highly combustible fuel on board. The following steps are designed to prevent fires from catching and ensure the safety of boat and crew: Read the rest of this entry »

Guide to choosing the best boat insurance

March 1st, 2016

Paper BoatFinding the right boat insurance can get you tied-up in knots, but follow these 10 simple steps and it should be plain sailing:

Accidental Damage As every boat owner knows accidents can and do happen on the water. From hidden hazards lurking beneath the surface to problems getting into port; make sure you choose a policy with generous provision for repair and replacement.

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