What is included in boat towing?

As of last week, I'm officially a new boat owner. Yesterday, I was going over the paperwork, and I realized that I have towing coverage on my boat insurance. What does this include?

Answer
“Congrats on the new boat!
In most cases, your towing coverage will cover towing the boat, or the vehicle pulling it, to a repair shop.
It can also cover fuel or oil delivery and jumpstarts. Some policies even offer similar services if there is a hurricane or weather event that requires your boat to be hauled off.
There are some cases where boat towing is not included on the water. Some companies only offer to tow the vehicle you drive to move the boat to water or the boat trailer itself. If your insurance company doesn’t offer water towing, there are several boat towing services with on-water service.
If you need to look for on-water towing, you should look into BoatUS and Sea Tow. Both of these companies are popular for the towing coverage they offer. Some perks include:
  • 24/7 service
  • On-water towing and service
  • Hurricane haul off
  • Battery jumps starts
  • Service all boats you own
  • Nationwide coverage
  • Different levels of membership
Since boat towing services offer membership levels, you may be able to add additional coverage without spending a large amount of money. It’s always worth looking into if you’d like the extra peace of mind.
Another great way to save some money is by bundling your boat coverage with your home or auto insurance. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your bundle, you can always check easily with Jerry—we’ll get you multiple customized quotes from different providers so you can be sure you’re getting the best price on the coverage you need. That way, you can just relax and enjoy your new boat!”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Sep 02, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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