Do You Have to Carry Boat Insurance Year-Round?

At Johnsen Insurance, serving the greater Baraboo, WI region, we sell boat insurance. Since boats are primarily used during the spring and summer months, one of the questions that our customers often ask is whether you have to carry boat insurance on your boat year-round. 

Do You Have to Carry Boat Insurance Year-Round?

Legally speaking, you are not required to carry boat insurance year-round. You are only required to carry boat insurance when your boat is actively on the waterway. Because of this, many people freeze their boat insurance policies during the fall and winter months, when their boats are not likely to be used. 

Should You Carry Boat Insurance Year-Round? 

While you are not legally required to carry boat insurance year-round, there are many benefits to doing so. First, if you have a loan on your boat, the lender may require you to carry insurance at all times. Secondly, your boat can be damaged, even if it is not on the water. A tree can fall on your boat, your boat can be vandalized, or your boat can be stolen. Having full boat coverage and carrying that coverage year-round helps to protect your boat both in the water and when it is being stored during the winter months.  

Contact Us Today

If you have a loan on your boat or want to cover your boat when it is in storage, you will need boat insurance year-round. If you are looking to purchase a new boat insurance policy in the greater Baraboo, WI area, Johnsen Insurance is here to help you. Call or email us today and let’s sit down and talk about finding you the best boat insurance policy for your needs.