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The essential toolkit for your boat

Make sure you're prepared for emergency repairs with a carefully packed boat tool kit.

Preventing boat theft

How easy would it be to steal your boat? Markel's article on boat security teaches you how to protect your boat and prevent theft.

The top fishing locations in the US

Start planning your next fishing trip with this list of the top 5 fishing spots in the United States!

The best boating apps

There are hundreds of mobile apps for boaters, but which ones are the most useful? Markel boat insurance explores a few useful boating apps to help you as you plan your summer fun.

Keep valuables safe on your boat

Boating is a fun and relaxing way to unwind. The last thing you want to worry about when on the water is losing any valuables you bring onboard. Here are some helpful tips on how you can keep your valuables as safe as possible when on the water.

Life jacket safety tips

Get peace of mind by learning these life jacket safety tips. Then it's time to enjoy the water!

Ethanol and your marine engine

Find out how ethanol-blended fuel affects your boat's fuel tank and learn how to winterize your boat to avoid problems.

Sailboat masts and rigging

Sailboat mast and rigging maintenance and tuning tips from an accredited marine surveyor. Review these tips to insure years of pleasurable sailing.

Best online weather resources for boaters

When planning a boat trip, one of the first things boaters do is check the weather to be prepared for what’s ahead. But where do you start? Here are some helpful resources for the forecast so you don’t run into any surprises when you are out on the water.

Make sure you have enough boat insurance

Do you have enough boat insurance coverage if you got into a boating accident? Find out how to tell if you and your boat are protected here!

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