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Do I Need Boat Insurance for My Small Boat?

If you own a small boat, a separate boat insurance policy is a must. Your homeowner’s insurance may cover physical damage to your rowboat or kayak. However, it may not cover injuries to other people or damage to someone else’s boat. S & S Insurance Services Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK can help you choose boat insurance coverage for your small craft.

Boat Insurance vs Homeowners Insurance 

Boat insurance is a wise investment for your small boat — even if it’s a stand-up paddleboard. Your homeowners or renters insurance may cover up to $1500 in physical damage to your boat. Liability coverage, however, is often limited to the size and horsepower of the boat and may not provide enough coverage for damage to another boat or injuries to other people.

On the other hand, boat insurance typically provides liability coverage for a collision with another watercraft, as well as injuries to other people. Accidents happen, and your small boat may cause multiple injuries and damage to a larger boat. Boat insurance, therefore, offers important protection if you own a small boat.

Choosing an Insurance Policy for a Small Boat

When you select your boat insurance policy, you can choose either actual cash value or total replacement cost coverage. Cash value is based on the market value minus depreciation of your small boat. Total loss is based on the cost of replacing your small boat at the current price. Keep in mind that small boat insurance coverage depends on the size, value, and age of the boat. 

Get In Touch

At S & S Insurance Services Inc. in Oklahoma City, OK, our licensed agents understand the importance of insuring your small boat. We’re here to answer your questions about boat insurance policies. Contact us today for a free quote. 


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