Since disposable income isn’t too easily disposed of these days, it’s tempting to consider scaling back on your usual spring and summer plans. Don’t do it. Instead, boat smarter. Use these ideas to keep your costs down and maybe even have your best season ever.
1. Cut Your Coverage Area
Insurance companies often set coverage parameters based on your geographical cruising range, which the companies often refer to as “navigation.” Say you live in New Jersey. The insurance company may offer you a policy that covers you for cruises down to Key West, but you know you’ll never take your boat south of Ocean City, Maryland. Adjust your plan’s navigation range and save.
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Estimated Savings: $75