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Boat & Marine Insurance

Ahoy Captain! What insurance do boaters need before they hit the water? 

The unique landscape of Sullivan County and The Catskills provides numerous lakes and rivers making it a haven for boats and boaters of all types.  Whether you are cruising, fishing or waterskiing, don’t shove off until you have the right marine and boat insurance coverage.

Boat or Marine insurance is available for small boats, fishing boats, jet-skis, sailboats, yachts, high performance powerboats, live-aboard houseboats, catamarans, or pontoons. Marine insurance will cover intended use including personal recreation, commercial, or charter vessels.

Did you know that Boat policies can cover damage to your boat, motor, trailer, and even personal effects in the boat?

Available coverage includes liability, medical payments, injury to a water skier and damage to the boat itself, sometimes called hull coverage. Availability varies by state and by insurance company. Even though boat insurance premiums can be low, shopping your rate can sometimes save a substantial amount.


Merrell Benco Insurance Agency offers free, comparative quotes on boat insurance from multiple insurance carriers so you can get the best possible rate.

Want to see how much we can save you? Just request a quote to find out.