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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!

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.

Life jacket safety tips

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

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.

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.

Tips for tying your boat to the dock

Tying your boat to the dock is important so that it is secure enough not to get damaged by knocking up against the dock. Markel explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

Choosing the right marine surveyor

Read why you should consider hiring a marine surveyor to inspect your new boat before purchasing. Get tips for finding a marine surveyor.

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.

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.

Why safe boating is important

Be safe out there! Read stories of people that have pushed the boundaries of boating safety. Enjoy boating by becoming a better operator.