It’s March and that means getting ready for some high stakes bass fishing in the Permian Basin area. If you’re a member of the Bass Club, you’re probably thinking about the fishing tournaments, the first of which is later this month.
If that’s the case, then getting your bass boat prepped and ready to go is a big priority. A major part of that preparation is making sure your boat insurance is up to date and covers what you need, including those tournaments. Your homeowner’s insurance may cover your boat up to a point, but there are some circumstances when it may not be enough.
Comprehensive coverage is best to protect your boat from vandalism, fire/flood, theft, personal property coverage for gear, uninsured boater and even roadside assistance, in case you have a breakdown and need a tow.
If you participate in fishing tournaments, you may want to talk with your agent about some of the special coverages that could include some of the following:
- Disappearing Deductible
- Consequential Damage Clause
- Fishing Equipment
- Protection & Indemnity (P&I)
- Medical Payments
- Tournament Fee Reimbursement
- Towing and Emergency Assistance
- Unlimited Trailering within the continental United States
Good safety protocol, along with the right insurance will protect you and your fishing crew from accidents. Everyone will have much more fun and much less worry. After all, isn’t the main reason you’re out there is to reel in that ‘big catch’?
Your independent insurance agent is your best bet if you want low rates and complete fishing boat coverage. Killebrew Insurance has been insuring watercraft for many years. In fact, a few of our customers have been big catchers in the past fishing competitions.
Give us a call or come by. We will get you outfitted with the insurance you need so you’re ready for the big day. Besides, we always enjoy a good fish story – large or small.