To our customers impacted by recent storms:
We hope you and your family are safe. If you have been affected by one of the recent hurricanes and need to make an insurance claim, please call 1-800-362-7535 or click here to file your claim online.
Boating with your family and young children can be a positive 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 children as safe as possible.Before embarking on your trip
• Water and other hydrating liquids
• Plastic bags for wet clothes
• Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
• Towels, blankets, and jackets
Keep kids entertained.
The more kids are involved in the trip the less likely they will be bored and get into trouble. Show them how to read a map and point out different points of interest on the map as well as ones you can see from your boat. Allow them to sit at the helm with the captain. Bring water toys and bathtub books to keep them occupied.
Docking the boat.
Docking a boat can be tricky with kids. Make sure one person is watching the kids as another person is docking the boat. It is often necessary for two people to dock a boat, so you may want to safely secure kids in the cabin while docking.
We hope these tips help guide you in keeping your children safe on a boat, so you can have an enjoyable experience out on the water. For further protection on the water, Markel boat insurance offers specialized boat insurance that protects you if you become legally liable for someone else’s injuries or property damage due to a boating accident. In addition, Markel boat insurance also offers protection to help cover the cost to repair or replace your boat in the event of an accident, fire, theft, or vandalism.