Arizona may be a dry state, however, it has many lakes that offer residents a vast variety of watersport opportunities. In fact, the International Jet Sports Boating Association World Jet Ski finals are held at Lake Havasu every year. From innertubing and watersports to sailboats and canoes, Arizona has a passion for water.
One very important factor in responsible boating is being protected with boating insurance. Just like having a fire extinguisher on board, boat insurance is there when you need it, and gives you peace of mind that when an emergency happens, you'll be prepared.
Arizona requires that all watercraft be registered in the state. Each person must have a Coast Guard approved life jacket available, and those 12 and under must wear the life jacket at all times. Additionally, no one under the age of 12 may operate a watercraft with an engine of more than 8 horsepower unless an adult is present.
Arizona also has strict boat-type laws pertaining to what types of boats may be present on waters. Some lakes allow motorized boats or certain horsepower, while others do not. It's a wise idea to review which lakes allow the type of boat you own.
Boat insurance is a set of policies designed to help protect you from expenses that arise from a boating accident. The following shows an example of a typical boat insurance policy:
Insurance companies realize that boats are not only assets, but also investments. As such, the majority of boats are eligible for insurance coverage. Here is a list of some of the most typical boats that can be covered:
This list is not exhaustive, but gives a general idea of boats that are most typically covered. If you have a vessel outside these types, don't worry. You are more than likely still able to get insurance on your vessel.
Unfortunately, large rocks can be hidden underwater, along with sandbars. Additionally, even the most careful boater can still end up hitting a dock. All of these circumstances can cause major damage. If you have a collision, your collision coverage will typically cover the damages that these accidents can cause. If you run aground, wreckage removal can help get your boat back on the water.
The price of boat insurance in AZ can vary based on a number of factors. When getting a boat insurance quote, be sure to be ready to answer the following questions:
All of these factors will be taken into consideration in order to give you the best policy. You will also need to choose your preferred coverage and deductibles.
Just like many other insurance policies, there are usually many discounts available on boat insurance policies, including the following:
Every insurance company offers different discounts, so be sure to ask your agent about which discounts you may be eligible for. Additionally, if you were ineligible for the good credit discount last year, ask if you might qualify for new discounts that you were ineligible for previously.
Getting the right boat insurance policy is important, and serves you in two ways: you get the coverage you need; and you don't pay too much for it. A Trusted Choice® agent is always available to help you discuss coverages, research discounts, and even help you file a claim.
An independent member agent has years of experience working with Arizona insurance providers, and can find you a number of quotes from a variety of companies. Contact a Trusted Choice agent near you today to find the most comprehensive boat insurance quotes at the best rates