GEICO Insurance Agency encourages boaters to review their hurricane insurance options
“It’s important that boat owners understand the details of their hurricane coverage before a storm approaches,” said Eric Baillargeon, GEICO Insurance Agency boat program manager.
“Coverage options such as haul-out protection can go a long way to protecting your investment and bringing you peace of mind.”
Hurricane haul-out protection typically reimburses boat owners a percentage of the cost to move a boat to a safe location when a hurricane watch or warning is issued. Some insurance carriers will also cover expenses such as storage or mooring fees, strapping down and re-launching the boat in calmer waters once the storm has passed.
“It’s much more cost-effective to move a boat to a secure area than to risk facing a dangerous hurricane,” said Baillargeon. “Haul-out protection saves a tremendous amount of money against having a boat potentially damaged or lost because of a storm.”