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Digging Deep Into Claims Files Helps Avoid Mistakes

Sign Up for BoatUS Damage Prevention Tips

Photo Caption: Wouldn’t you like to know what caused this? Signing up for BoatUS’ Damage Prevention Tips could help you avoid sinkings and other troubles.
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 ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 7, 2011 –After insuring hundreds of thousands boats for over 45 years, you could say BoatUS Marine Insurance has learned a thing or two about what gets boaters, anglers, or sailors into trouble. Boats get damaged and people are injured in many ways. Here to shed light on these incidents, BoatUS Marine Insurance is offering a bimonthly email with “Damage Prevention Tips” for those who sign up at

“We comb through our insurance claims files for information that lets us to learn from others’ mistakes,” said BoatUS Director of Damage Avoidance Bob Adriance. “To guard privacy we don’t use names, but the cases are real and offer an inside look at how to avoid accidents, breakdowns, injuries and the unexpected circumstances that can jeopardize the safety of your boat and guests.” 
You do not have to be a BoatUS member to sign up for the Tips. For more information on boat insurance, or to get a free quote online, go to or call 800-283-2883.
About BoatUS:
BoatUS – Boat Owners Association of The United States – is the nation’s leading advocate for recreational boaters providing over half a million members with government representation, programs and money-saving services including towing services and boat insurance. It’s Damage Avoidance Program, a BoatUS member benefit, helps boaters learn how prevent injury or vessel damage using real-world examples from the BoatUS Marine Insurance claims files and other boating safety resources. For membership information visit or call 800-395-2628.