Millions of boaters in the U.S., particularly those who have been suffering through an unusually harsh winter, are looking forward to the approaching spring season. As boat owners prepare to take their boat out of winter storage and launch it in the water for another season, insurance advisers have an opportunity to help their clients properly protect their prized possessions, keep their families safe and maximize their time on the water. So before your clients launch for the season, use the following as a guide to make sure their boats and their insurance policies are properly tuned up.

Reduce risk between bow & stern

By spring, many boats have been sitting idle for at least three or four months, some exposed to salt air and extreme temperatures. Such inactivity after a long winter hibernation can actually accelerate wear and tear by drying out hoses and other rubber parts, or even contribute to rust and corrosion.

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