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Keep kids safe on your boat

Have fun and stay safe with your kids--use these boat safety tips for parents and children!

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!

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.

Poker run safety

Before you sign up for a boat poker run read these Marine Insurance specialist safety tips. Markel has 30+ years of boat insurance expertise!

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.

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 dogs safe on your boat

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

Tips for docking your boat

There are many factors to take into account when docking your boat, such as the type of boat and how many engines it has, the weather, water conditions, how high the tide is, the type of dock, and the direction in which you are approaching the dock. Do you know where to start? Here are some helpful tips on what to keep in mind when docking your boat.

Life jacket safety tips

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

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!

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