Boat owners need to insure their boats, just as they would insure any other vehicle. If you do not have experience with buying boat insurance, make sure to do your research; it is not exactly that same as buying car insurance.
Find a company that has a good reputation and one that is known to be financially solvent. Some insurers rate better than others and you want one that has solid financial footing.
Look for an insurer that customers can reach in a time of need. As a boater, you will travel and may need to reach your insurer at a time when you are away from home. Find one that excels in customer service and had a variety of options for contact. If you can, talk to people who about their coverage and ask them how they claims and queries were addressed.
Sometimes people who are new to boating experience “sticker shock” when they learn about the costs associated with insuring a boat. While you do not have to get every kind of coverage available, you don’t want to skimp on your boat insurance. You want to find a way to get the coverage that matters most to you without it becoming a strain on your finances.