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Charting the Course: Watercraft Reversal Spells Coverage Opportunity

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Charting the Course: Watercraft Reversal Spells Coverage Opportunity
News from PropertyCasualty360:

The Great Recession was expectedly rough on boat sales, which saw widely reported declines of 50% or more in revenues as the economy sank. However, that tide is now turning—and producers who understand the exposures can make hay by writing coverage on new watercraft.

Sales of recreational boats (up to 26 feet in length), which account for 95% of craft on the water, were up about 10% in 2014. Sales of yachts (over 26 feet) were reportedly flat compared to 2013, but brokers and underwriters are finding smoother waters in the large-craft sector than in recent years.

“In the mid-range—vessels from 60 to 90 feet—there is definitely an uptick in sales and an increase in vessels scheduled to come off the [assembly] line,” says John Gaffney, senior vice president and yacht practice leader within Marsh Private Client Services. “With mega-yachts over 100 feet, we have seen delivery times being extended, which is normally a very good indicator that yards are busier than they had been.”

“We’ve heard some good things at boat shows in terms of sales being made,” says Todd Shasha, managing director in Travelers’ personal insurance boat and yacht division. “We’re also seeing increases in values across the board—larger outboard motors, center consoles increasing in size, some nice new features in vessels coming into the market.”

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Free boating safety course offered at the Detroit Boat Show

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Free boating safety course offered at the Detroit Boat Show
News from The Macomb Daily:

The Detroit Boat Show will feature a free boating safety course (Metro Newspaper Services).

The Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center, Feb. 14-22, is not only a place to shop but a place to learn.

As part of a partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Oakland County Marine Division, visitors to the show can take a free boating class sponsored by Yamaha.

�Not only is it smart to take a course to keep your friends and family safe on the water (but) passing this exam often accounts for discounts on your boat insurance,� said Detroit Boat Show manager Nicki Polan.

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Plus, those who finish the class will get one free tick to the show. Boaters young and old are invited to learn the rules of the water and other helpful safety tips for boating during the six hour seminar held Saturday, Feb. 21.

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Boat North Dakota Course

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Boat North Dakota Course
News from Insurance News Net:

BISMARCK, N.D., June 23 — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department issued the following news release:

An annual tradition for many outdoor enthusiasts is to enjoy Fourth of July with family and friends at a favorite area lake. With the popular holiday less than two weeks away, boat owners are reminded that children ages 12-15 who want to operate a boat or personal watercraft must take the state’s boating basics course (http://gf.nd.gov/education/classes-and-workshops/boating-and-water-safety-education).

State law requires youngsters ages 12-15 to pass the course before they operate a boat or personal watercraft with at least a 10 horsepower motor. In addition, major insurance companies give adult boat owners who pass the course a premium discount on boat insurance.

The course is available for home-study from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’sBismarck office. Two commercial providers also offer the course online, and links to those sites are found on the department’s website at gf.nd.gov.

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Greater Kansas City Boating Safety Course

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Greater Kansas City Boating Safety Course
News from Kansas City infoZine:

 

Kansas City, MO – infoZine – About Boating Safely is a fun and comprehensive boating safety course that covers topics such as: Know Your Boat; Before You Get Underway; Navigating the Waterways; Operating Your Boat/PWC Safely; Legal Requirements; Boating Emergencies; and Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat. Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance for taking and passing such a course.

Photo courtesy of Steve Greene, National Sweet 16 Sailing Association, www.s16.org

In addition, successful completion of the course, which has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, satisfies one of the prerequisites to obtaining a boating safety identification card from the Missouri State Water Patrol. Every Missouri resident born after January 1, 1984 who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes must possess, on the vessel, a boating safety identification card issued by the Missouri State Water Patrol along with a valid photo I.D.

This course will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am. at the Clay County Courthouse Annex, 1…………… continues on Kansas City infoZine

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Boating course schedule announced

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Boating course schedule announced
News from St. Augustine Record:

Flotilla 14-7 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary has announced its 2013 public boating course schedule. All courses are offered at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive (off State Road 16), St. Augustine.

Students must register prior to any classes by contacting Vic Aquino at 460-0243.

■ About Boating Safely: This is a day-long comprehensive boating class for both beginners and experienced boaters that will give the participant the knowledge needed to obtain The Florida Boater’s Card. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.

Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Boat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation Aids; Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing, and Protecting Your Boat; River Boating, and Water-skiing.

The course is offered from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2, March 2, May 4, August 3, Sept. 7, and Nov. 2.

■ How to Read a Nautical Chart: This is a 4-hour course that will provide the student with the knowledge to interpret the nautical chart’s contents in order to navigate safely to their destination and return to port. Text and training chart are included.

The course is offered from 8 a.m. to noon on April 6 and June 1.

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Mandated Boating Safety Course Becomes Law

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Mandated Boating Safety Course Becomes Law
News from Patch.com:

Seated between two mothers who lost children in boating accidents, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a bill Thursday afternoon that will require boat operators in the county to complete a safety course.

The law will take effect one year after it is filed with the state so boaters will essentially have until the start of the 2014 boating season to take a course, which will be available through several organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard.

“This is common sense legislation that many will say is long overdue,” the bill’s sponsor, Legis. Steve Stern, D-Dix Hills, said during a press conference before the bill’s signing on the water’s edge at Timber Point Country Club in Great River. “I know that it will prevent tragedies in the future.” 

The bill was signed following a deadly summer on Long Island’s waterways. Lisa Gaines, whose 7-year-old daughter Victoria drowned along with two other children in July when the powerboat they were riding in capsized in the waters off Oyster Bay, sat ne…………… continues on Patch.com

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Boating course Sept. 29 in Fort Mill

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Boating course Sept. 29 in Fort Mill
News from Lake Wylie Pilot:

Catawba Power Squadron will offer America’s Boating Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Driving 911, 2000 S.C. 160, near Towne Tavern.

The course covers safe boating techniques, knots, what is required and rules, useful hints, navigation aids and trailering. The one-day class includes an exam to earn a certificate for a discount from most boat insurance companies. It also meets North Carolina’s boating law requirements for boaters younger than age 26 and qualifies ages younger than 16 to operate a personal watercraft.

The manual costs $ 30, which can be shared. Lunch is provided for an additional $ 5. To sign up for the class or for more information, call 803-831-8252, 803-547-6523 or 803-548-5362.

Drought group meets Thursday

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources will conduct a South Carolina Drought Response Committee conference call at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, to evaluate the drought status statewide. The committee will review climatic data, stream flow and lake level data, and drought impacts.

Barnwell County was upgraded to a Severe drought designation on July 19. Call 803-734-9568 for more information.

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Boating course scheduled for Sept. 29 in Fort Mill

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Boating course scheduled for Sept. 29 in Fort Mill
News from Lake Wylie Pilot:

Catawba Power Squadron will offer America’s Boating Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Driving 911, 2000 S.C. 160, near Towne Tavern.

The course covers safe boating techniques, knots, what is required and rules, useful hints, navigation aids and trailering. The one-day class includes an exam to earn a certificate for a discount from most boat insurance companies. It also meets North Carolina’s boating law requirements for boaters younger than age 26 and qualifies ages younger than 16 to operate a personal watercraft.

The manual costs $ 30, which can be shared. Lunch is provided for an additional $ 5. To sign up for the class or for more information, call 803-831-8252, 803-547-6523 or 803-548-5362.

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Required boat safety course considered

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Required boat safety course considered
News from Tulsa World:

Last week, Ownbey held a legislative interim study on the issue with members of the House Public Safety Committee.

Ownbey says he was prompted to study the issue following the death of an Ardmore woman in May during a nighttime boating accident at Lake Murray.

Oklahomans between the ages of 12 and 16 are required to take a boater education course before operating a boat in the state.

Ownbey says he envisions his bill would apply to individuals born after a certain date so that experienced boaters would not be required to take the course.

One of this state’s greatest sources of recreation are its many waterways and lakes, most of which allow boat traffic. Each year too many lives are lost in boating accidents.

Last year, an Oklahoma City man was killed and two passengers on his boat injured on Lake Texoma. The man was driving his boat from a marina in Texas to a Marshall County marina when it struck a rift raft at a railroad bridge. An accident report indicated that the boat was traveling 65 mph when it struck the raft, traveled 20 feet onto the rocks and ejected the man out of the boat and onto the rocks.

In 2011, according to U.S. Coast Guard accident statistics, 11 people died in Oklahoma in 57 reported boating ac…………… continues on Tulsa World

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Allstate ensuring safety course fee doesn’t sink boaters in Virginia

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Allstate ensuring safety course fee doesn’t sink boaters in Virginia
News from IFAwebnews.com:

Allstate Insurance Co. is partnering with BoaterExam.com to offer a Virginia-approved online boating safety course free to all boaters in the state.

People who complete the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) course can obtain a Virginia Boater Education certification card.

Until Sept. 15, Allstate will pay the $ 29.95 course fee for any Virginian taking the online boating safety course, and boaters who complete the course are eligible for a 5% education discount on their Allstate boat insurance policy. To access the free online boating course, go to www.boaterexam.com/allstate .

“Consumer safety is a top priority for Allstate and this new partnership illustrates our commitment to the safety of Virginia boaters,” said Dave Prendergast, field senior vice president for Allstate’s Capital Region.

Starting July, Virginia law required that all personal watercraft operators regardless of age must take a boating safety course, and boat operators ages 30 and younger need to take a boating safety course.

Virginia law specifies that motorboats with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater (including boats documented by the U. S. Coast Guard) and personal watercraft like Jet Skis are covered under the law. Sailboats do not have to meet the requirement unless the sailboat has a mo…………… continues on IFAwebnews.com

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