Hurricane Preparation for Boats

There is a lot to think about when preparing your boat for hurricane season. These tips will help to ensure you have everything in order before a stressful situation arises.

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!

Boat navigation 101

There are many tools to help you navigate your boat so that you can safely reach your destination. Markel offers some tips on the different boat navigation tools available to help you on your way.

Best online weather resources for boaters

When planning a boat trip, its important to check the weather to be prepared. Here are some helpful resources for the forecast so you don’t run into any surprises out on the water.

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.

Suddenly in command

If there was a sudden emergency and you were left to command the boat back to shore, would you know what to do? Markel helps explore what to do if you are suddenly in command of a boat.

Finding the right boat

What's the right boat for you and your family? Get Markel's tips for buying a boat and pick out the best boat for your needs!

Buying a boat in the off season

Markel gives great tips on selecting and buying a boat--whether it's new or used, large or small--find the right boat for you!

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.

What to do in the event of a boating accident

Do you know what to do in the event of a boating accident? Find helpful information here! Protect yourself and your boat.