In 2014, there were more than 4,000 boating
accidents in the U.S. The most common culprits?
Operator inattention or inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed and alcohol. To make sure that you and your family or friends do not become part of a statistic:
Stay dry on the water. Leave the alcohol on land and do your boating sober.
Learn to drive. Enroll in a boating safety course for everything you need to know about what to bring, what to do and how best to do it.
Keep covered. There are some insurance options you might want to consider:
- Boat insurance — If you’re a Kemper Homeowners
customer, you can get add-on coverage to your
policy that will protect your vessel and accessories,
as well as provide personal liability. Credits may be
- Umbrella Policy — This coverage would
extend above and beyond your Home and Boat
policies, should you have a covered accident in your
boat where someone is injured.