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Actual Cash Value

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Lower-Cost Boat Insurance for Runabouts, Ski Boats, and PWC

For the boater who needs less coverage, choose an Actual Cash Value policy for a low annual premium.

Actual Cash Value Coverage

Basic coverage for your boat, engine and boating equipment. In the event of a total loss, your claims payout is determined using the current market value of your boat (Some losses may be subject to depreciation). No Cruising Limits - Boats under 40 ft. are free to cruise in US and Canadian Coastal and Inland waters.

Medical Payments Coverage

In the event of on-board injury, your policy includes up to $5,000 in per person, per occurrence medical coverage.

Liability Coverage

Enjoy up to $500,000 in per occurrence liability coverage (higher limits may be available).

No Depreciation

For boats less than 20 years of age, with few exceptions noted on the policy, you'll receive "new for old" parts and equipment should you suffer a loss.

Coverage Features

Our experienced team of claims professionals will dispatch assistance, utilizing our nationwide network of towers, salvors and surveyors to help policyholders through boating emergencies like fire, sinking, theft or fuel spill containment -- even roadside accidents. Your claim is handled by boating experts committed to outstanding service that gets you back on the water -- fast.

In addition to your policy's standard liability coverage, this extra liability protection protects you from claims for clean-up or 3rd-party damage due to the accidental discharge of oil or fuel that can occur in a sinking, fire, collision, grounding, etc. This "green coverage" is crucial now that federal and state laws subject boaters to liability for cleanup, containment, and environmental damage.

Covers you for the full cost of salvage, without a deductible, up to the insured value of your boat at the time of the loss.

Covers 50% of the cost (up to $1,000), per event, to professionally haul or protect your boat, in preparation for an NOAA Named Storm in your area. (Not applicable for PWCs).

Save with boating safety courses; multi-boat households, membership in U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, or Power Squadron, good driving records, having GEICO auto insurance and more.

Additional coverage for your injuries caused by a collision when a hit-and-run or uninsured boater is at fault.

Coverage Options

Available options (endorsements) for this type of policy will be offered with your your quote. Simply check those you want to create your own custom policy. Note: Options listed here may not be available for all boat types, ages or locations.

$5,000 each incident for rods ($500 limit per rod), reels, tackle, trolling motors and other fishing-specific items, plus tournament coverage with entry fee reimbursement should you miss an event due to a covered claim. Click here for additional information.

Receive a 25% discount on your deductible each year you remain claims free, until it reaches $0! (Begins with your first renewal).

Allows for paid passengers for the purposes of fishing, sight-seeing, or day cruises. Maximum of 6 passengers onboard plus the captain while being used for charter.

Usually excluded, this endorsement provides coverage for damage resulting from ice and freezing. Ideal for boaters in cold-weather climates.

This endorsement lowers the deductible for claims relating to the dinghy and/or the dinghy's motor resulting from theft or damage to $100.

This endorsement lowers the deductible for claims relating to navigational electronics to $250.

Coverage for personal items such as cell phones, tablets, stereos, sporting equipment, and clothing lost or damaged while on board or while being loaded or unloaded from the boat.

To ensure that you or your family do not incur large out-of-pocket expense if injured onboard, our policies also include an additional $25,000 for payments not covered by any major medical policy. This coverage is in addition to the medical payments limit you select with your policy. (Select BoatUS Yacht, BoatSaver or PWC Endorsement to add this coverage with your quote.)

Get Unlimited Towing from TowBoatUS at our lowest price - as little as $3 a month for the insured boat. Pricing varies with the length and location of your boat. Click here for additional information.

When you insure your trailer, roadside assistance while trailering your boat is included.

Up to $5,000 per incident for watersports equipment including skis, tow ropes, knee boards, wakeboards, inflatable tubes and scuba equipment. PLUS increased medical payments, automatic ski and wakeboard tournament coverage with entry fee reimbursement should you miss an event due to a covered claim.

Losses and Depreciation

We will pay the reasonable cost of repairs or replacements, in accordance with quality marine repair practice, less depreciation. Depreciation shall be calculated at 10% for each year beginning with the 20th year from manufacture. In all cases, there shall remain no less than 20% residual value regardless of age. In the event of damage to plywood, plastic, fiberglass, metal, cement, or other molded material, we are obligated to pay only the reasonable cost of repairing the damaged area, in accordance with quality marine repair practice. If there is a covered loss requiring repainting of an insured boat, we will pay the cost of repainting or resurfacing the damaged area in accordance with customary marine repair practices so that the area repaired will match, as closely as practical, the original color. We have the option to make or reimburse you for repairs or replacements, or to pay you directly based on an agreed estimate of loss. Repairs and replacements will be made with like kind and quality.

In the event of damage to a dinghy with cost of repair exceeding the actual cash value of the dinghy the most we will pay is the actual cash value as determined by industry reference materials including, but not limited to, the N.A.D.A. book, the BUC Used Price Guide, and ABOS Marine Blue Book.

We will reimburse you for the actual cash value (the boat's current market value, not the replacement value) at the time of the loss.

For a quote, visit our Online Application or call 800-283-2883 for personal service.

All coverage is subject to terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of the policy. Boat and PWC policies are underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company with administrative offices at 5323 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22151. GEICO Marine Insurance Company carries an AM Best Rating of A+ (Superior) and is domiciled in Chevy Chase, MD. Coverage offered in all 50 states to boat owners with a U.S. address. In California, the program is provided through Boat Association Insurance Services, license #0H87086. Learn more about the relationship between BoatUS and GEICO.