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Tips to winterize your boat

Read these top 10 boat winterization tips to make sure your boat is ready to go when the weather is!

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!

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.

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.

What to look for in a life jacket

Selecting the right life jacket for you and your loved ones is an important first step in enjoying your boat. Follow these tips to pick the best life jackets.

Life jacket safety tips

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

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.

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!

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 due to conditions such as wind, waves and tide. Markel Marine explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

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.