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Safety Guide for the Hurricane Season

The Ahoy! Crew

For people living around the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast, June 1st marks the beginning of the most unpredictable and tumultuous time of the year: hurricane season. For boat owners, developing a hurricane plan is two-fold. You must consider protecting yourself and your family in addition to your vessel, be it on a trailer or in the water. This guide will address all aspects of hurricane preparation, from vessels on a trailer or in water to hurricane holes and insurance policies, so that you are equipped and ready for this upcoming season.

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What Does Boat Insurance Cover?

The Ahoy! Crew

As more Americans take to boating, the risks of boating increase In 2020, the number of boating accidents increased 26.3%,…

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How to Choose the Right Boat Insurance Coverage

The Ahoy! Crew

Under ideal circumstances, recreational boating provides an escape from all of the daily distractions of a landlocked life. Out on…

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Five Festivals You Can Only Get to By Boat

The Ahoy! Crew

Imagine: pulling up on your boat to an island festival. The days are filled with celebration, dance, and food. Every…

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Guests on Board: How To Instruct Your Inexperienced Boat Crew

The Ahoy! Crew

Sometimes people who haven’t spent much time on boats have strange ideas about what to bring on an excursion. Remind guests that anything is liable to fall in the water, so it’s best practice to bring hats and sunglasses with attached lanyards--and maybe leave your favorite accessories at home.

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A Guide to Speedboats Maintenance

The Ahoy! Crew

Boat owners are typically quite in tune with their boat and what is ‘normal’.  While underway, you can look, listen, and feel how things are running.  Back in port, any new information gathered will be important as you give time and attention to the everyday and routine aspects of maintenance. 

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What is a Safe Boating Certificate, How Do I Obtain One, and Do I Really Need It?

The Ahoy! Crew

A state-safe boating course will make you more calm and more confident on the water since your education will apply to your real-life nautical adventures.

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A Guide for the Off-Season Boater

The Ahoy! Crew

Fortunately, you can fill that hole with a variety of activities that will turn the dreariness of the off-season into productivity and ultimately more adventure once you’re back on the water. Read ahead for nine activities to battle those no-boating blues. 

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Guide to Winter Boat Maintenance

The Ahoy! Crew

Caring and Maintaining a boat through the winter is a great opportunity to hit the reset and take care of necessary boat projects that may be neglected during the peak of the boating season. 

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Amanda McCormick - Agent and Customer Service Representative, Ahoy!

By far, the most common feedback we get from agents about using Ahoy!’s portal is that it really is super easy to use, especially compared with other boat insurance providers.

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What is a Maintenance Log and Why Is It Important To Keep One?

The Ahoy! Crew

because boaters share an unmatched clarity and presence in their best and even their worst moments on the water.  Keeping a maintenance log is the quiet icing on this cake or the cherry on top.  It is worth the extra effort.  

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4 of the Best Festive Boat Parades to Spread Holiday Cheer

The Ahoy! Crew

This holiday season, boaters all over the country will dust off their Santa hats and decorate their boats to participate in a community boat parade.

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