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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!

Choosing the right fire extinguisher

Prevent a boat fire by learning how to choose the best marine fire extinguisher for your boat--Markel Boat Insurance has all the details here!

Getting your boat ready for Spring

Create a spring boat maintenance checklist to help in de-winterizing your boat and make sure you're ready for boating season!

Tres Martin High Performance Boat School Training

High performance boats are more elaborate than ever. Read as Tres Martin explains why its important to attend high performance boat school training.

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 essential toolkit for your boat

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

Keep dogs safe on your boat

Boating with your lovable pet can be a positive and fun experience if safety precautions are taken. Here are some tips on what to do before and while boating to help keep your dog as safe as possible.

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

Even in storage your boat is at risk during hurricane season. Follow these tips to prepare your boat to withstand hurricanes and other rough weather.

Life jacket safety tips

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

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