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Policies and options specifically designed for all property and casualty facets of boat dealerships, yacht brokerage companies, and independent brokers.

Like marinas and other forms of marine-related businesses, boat dealerships and yacht brokers are a primary speciality at Strickland Marine, as we cover all things marine.  We serve the commercial-insurance needs of many boat dealerships and yacht brokerage companies in the Southeastern United States and have the extensive experience and expertise to help you place competitive coverage your dealership answer your important coverage questions.

Boat Dealers and Yacht Brokers

Boat dealers have a variety of risks.  Aside from the property risk to the dealer’s inventory and the general liability risks that any enterprise incurs in the process of doing business with the public, boat and yacht dealers incur additional risks that require specific policy form for their industry.  Most have a service department, which carries it’s own list of liability and equipment exposures. Those often take customers’ boats into what the insurance industry refers to as “bailment” for service or repair or consignment sales, incurring specific liability exposures.

In servicing customers’ boats, some dealerships take customers’ boats for test runs, incurring liability exposure in the process. Most incur exposure while demonstrating a new boat on the water to potential buyers or at boat shows.  

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Agents and Brokers

If you’re a broker or agency principal, and you need help assessing, marketing, sourcing, or placing coverage for your clients who own boat dealerships, contact us through our “Agents and Brokers” page to request a brokerage relationship.  We serve both direct customers and brokers.

Boat-show activities, themselves, also carry certain risks, as do the acts of boat delivery and other dealer-related activites.  Other exposures range from pollution liability from fuel systems to possible completed-products liability. Of course, workers’ compensation is always a factor for dealers with more than minimal staff.

With many years of experience placing and servicing commercial1 insurance policies for boat dealers and yacht brokers, Strickland Marine is a source of professional integrity and excellence that can help you pursue your coverage goals for1 your dealership or brokerage company.

Join the many boat dealers who take advantage of our VIP close-the-deal service. We provide instant insurance support and quoting to help with plave boat insurance for your customers–while they’re in your showroom so that they can quickly know what boat insurance will cost and (if they bind) that they have coverage before they drive away with their new boat. This helps you and your staff close more deals quickly.

We also offer VIP service to quote and bind your customers’ boats expediently, helping you close boat deals.

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