National Marine Underwriters

The Dread of Docking: 10 Safety Tips for Proper Docking

Driving a boat is one thing to master, but successfully docking it is another. Maneuvering any size watercraft can be daunting, especially with a crew on board. Properly docking the boat can be quite stressful, especially when conditions aren’t in your favor, or if there are other contributing factors. If you aren’t following the proper precautions, you may run the risk of damaging the boat or injuring a passenger.

Float Plans; a Boater’s Note

A float plan is like leaving a note on the kitchen counter for your babysitter; it’s the boater’s version of a list of instructions on how to heat dinner, or a proposed plan for the day. A float plan is a safety precaution that you should prepare if you’re going to be out on the water for a while. Completing a plan before going out on the boat and leaving it with a reliable person is an important step to take, should they need to contact the Coast Guard or other rescue services.

Accidents happen to even the most careful yacht and boat owners, which is why proper boat and yacht insurance coverage is essential.

National Marine Underwriters (NMU) can help provide protection specifically designed for your unique boat and yacht insurance needs.

Our goal is to make insuring your boat as easy as possible—so you and your family can spend your free time on the water, not worrying about insurance paperwork.