CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 24, 2019) – With Memorial Day Weekend brings the unofficial start to summer, and many Carolinians will be taking to the water for some relief from the heat. For those that will do so on boats, AAA Carolinas offers safety tips.
“A day on the water can be a lot of fun, but can also go south very quickly if a collision occurs or a passenger falls overboard,” said Tiffany Wright, AAA Carolinas spokesperson. “Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.”
Below are some safety tips to ensure a good day on the water:
AAA Carolinas also recommends boater’s insurance to keep you and your family protected.
A common misconception boat owners have is that their boat, trailer, and onboard items are automatically covered, either by an existing homeowner’s insurance policy or auto insurance policy. But the truth is that most homeowner or auto policies don’t cover physical damage, liability, or theft when your boat’s on the water. Make sure you have a clear understanding of where you’re covered and where you may need additional protection.
Watercraft insurance policies provided through AAA cover various types of watercraft: powerboat, sport-fisher, sailboat, mid-performance boat, high-performance boat, bass boat, pontoon boat, ski boat, hovercraft, trawler, houseboat, airboat, and personal watercraft. Discounts on watercraft insurance policies may also be offered based on watercraft ownership experience.
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