Top 3 Safety Tips for Boat Owners

Boat ownership can bring a lot of joy and excitement to your life. Understanding how to operate your boat in the safest way possible will ensure that you always get the most out of your boat ownership. At Compass Insurance serving Centennial, CO and the surrounding areas, we make it our aim to provide our clients and future clients with solid safety information so that they can make good choices with their boats and watercraft. Keep reading to learn the top 3 safety tips for boat owners. 

Take a Boating Course

Although taking a boating course is not required in most places in order to operate a boat, it is still a great way to increase the safety of your boat and decrease the risk of accidents and injuries. Some boat insurance policies also offer discounts for those who have completed a safety course. 

Insist on Life Jackets

It is imperative that you insist that life jackets be used by anyone using or visiting your boat if they are not strong swimmers. Remember, if you are the boat owner, then the burden of responsibility falls on you for the safety of anyone on your boat. The best policy is to always have life jackets available for all passengers. 

Stay Fully Insured

Even if you are operating your boat in an area that does not require boat insurance, keeping yourself insured protects you from many financial dangers. If someone is injured on your boat or because of your boat, you could be held liable. Insurance will protect you from this. 

If you would like to learn more about boat insurance, or any of our other insurance services, please contact us at Compass Insurance serving Centennial, CO and the surrounding areas.