Originally Posted by oldman66
Is it required to have a certification
in order to get insurance
? I made an offer on a boat today and as of yet I do not know how to sail. The sale
is pending the survey
. I have not closed. The price
was compelling. Is it neccessary to be certified to sail the boat away. It has been awhile, but I have sailed some 50 years ago.If someone would take the time to walk me through what I should expect to get started. Thanks.
No. But it is a good idea to know how to sail before sailing the boat away
I found that my marina requires proof of insurance
. It would be a good idea to check with the marina you are considering.
I found that Boat US offered the lowest quote but then did not like the survey
. Not that there were problems, but the survey was not detailed enough for them. I then went with State Farm as I had limited time to sort it out, who were the next cheapest after Boat US.
Progressive and Geico offered the highest quotes and worst coverage.
Next year I might get a new insurance survey (in the water) and go with Boat US.
Boat US do reasonable towing insurance that you might want to consider.