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Duluth, MN 55804

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Should a Boat be Insured While in Dry Storage?

In Duluth, MN, it’s not really going to be boating season all year round. At some point, you’re probably going to pull it out of the lake and store it in your garage, driveway, or a storage facility. So how do we handle insurance while our boat is in dry storage?

Storing at Home

If you store your boat at home, your home insurance will provide limited coverage. This will typically be up to around a thousand dollars. That might cover small fishing boats or a used jet ski, but it’s going to be a drop in the bucket for something like a speedboat.

Putting it in Storage

Storing your boat in a lockup somewhere is a good way to keep it safe. Still, most storage facilities are counting on the off-premises policy provided by your home insurance to cover any damages. This means that, again, you’re probably not going to collect more than a thousand bucks if something happens.

Keeping it Covered

Your best bet will be carrying your insurance all year round, but you don’t need to pay full price. Call your boat insurer and ask about raising your deductible and lowering your premiums through the winter so that you can stay covered without paying as much. You could also drop certain policies, keeping just the comprehensive policy so that you’re covered if your boat is damaged or stolen.

If you have any questions or you’re looking to get your boat insured in Duluth, MN, call Deluxe Insurance Group. Deluxe Insurance Group can get you the coverage you need at a price you’ll like.

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