Bass Boat Insurance
Whether it’s for a pro angler or a weekend fisherman a wide variety of tailor-made bass boat insurance plans are on offer to protect a watercraft and associated fishing equipment.

For an insurance scheme that's tailored to a boating and fishing enthusiast it’s often wise to opt for one the specialized boat insurance companies.

Factors taken into account to determine an insurance quotation include the make and class of vessel, engine size and overall speed, total sum to be insured - including fishing gear, and if a bass boat is intended for a pleasure fisherman or a professional angler competing in tournaments.

Standard options often seen in bass boat insurance policies consist of - broad navigation limits, all-risks damage, liability, no lay-up restrictions, pollution, medical payments, gear cover, and boaters liability coverage for those under or uninsured.

The extent of coverage on the actual vessel is a significant issue. Insurance plans offering agreed value cover on hull and machinery is the preferred option. These agreed value policies offer to cover up to the full amount declared on the insurance schedule should a total loss arise without reductions being made for depreciation. Vessel accessories are usually limited to the replacement cost.

It's also a wise choice to read up on the level of coverage relating to fishing gear onboard. A decent scheme can cover in the region of $4000 to $5000 per incident or loss, which is often enough for most anglers. These same insurance packages can also be extended further to incorporate services, such as a fishing guided tour.

If a tournament fishing is on the agenda, its again a good idea to check on the extent of coverage. Some insurers provide a extension for amateur or local competitions, but a basic plan often excludes coverage for a pro fisherman. A further feature is reimbursement in fees should a tournament be missed because of a claimable incident.

With a multitude of options on offer bass boat insurance plans are tailored to take into account the requirements of a professional or fun angler on salt or freshwater.


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