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Safety & Prevention
Craziest Boat Insurance Claims
Most of the claims that pass through the BoatUS Marine Insurance claims department are pretty standard. But after insuring boats for 52 years, we've seen plenty that are anything but.
5 Man Overboard Safety Devices Tested
We tested five MOB wearables — wireless safety devices that detect and alert when someone falls overboard — and came away with useful observations on their value.
Top 10 Missed Online Boating Course Questions
We look at the top 10 questions students answer incorrectly on a variety of BoatUS Foundation online course tests. How does your knowledge stack up?
Do-It-Yourself Gone Wrong
Our GEICO | BoatUS Marine Insurance claims files have plenty of examples of DIY projects gone awry. Here's how to avoid becoming a statistic.
7 Ways To Avoid Boating Accidents
Many boat insurance claims that could have been avoided by improving the skills of the operator.
SOS: Boat Stuck ... In A Cave?
TowBoatUS San Diego responds to an incredibly strange distress call caused by a one-in-a-million missed waypoint.
The Dangers of Drinking and Boating
Drunk driving in a boat is just as illegal — and can be even more hazardous — than drunk driving in a car.
Hurricane Prep Saves During Hurricane Florence
These boat owners aggressively prepped their boat for survival at the dock using proven techniques as powerful Hurricane Florence zeroed in. Here’s their dramatic firsthand story.
What To Do After A Hurricane
After a storm has passed and authorities are allowing travel, get to your boat quickly. It's your responsibility to protect your boat from further damage, and its equipment from theft, regardless of its condition.