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Boat Insurance in the US: Market Research Report

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Boat Insurance Market Research Report | Advisory & Financial Services | Specialist Insurance Lines | Dec 2012

Improvement ensured: Rising incomes and a move to the internet will drive industry growth

IBISWorld’s Boat Insurance market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Liberty Mutual Group Inc. Liberty Mutual Group Inc. market share
Progressive Progressive market share
State Farm State Farm market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$26bn
Annual Growth 07-12
-0.9%
Annual Growth 12-17
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Profit
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Employment
44,970
Businesses
1,356
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Rocking the boat

The Boat Insurance industry has experienced a whirlwind of trends over recent years. As unemployment rose and disposable income fell during the recession, spending on boats and related insurance declined, and many existing boat owners reduced the type of coverage to save money. Additionally, recent storms affecting coastal waters have caused insurance claims to jump, hurting industry profit. Although the weather conditions are hard to project, the coming years are expected to smooth out for insurance companies. As the economy and disposable income improve, consumers will likely loosen their purse strings and return to spending on boats and, thus, necessary insurance.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Boat Insurance industry is required to have a certain level of capital reserves by insurance regulators to ensure firms are able to meet potential loss liabilities. Additionally, capital is needed for information technology since systems are used to track policies, payments and claims. Actuaries also use systems to model insurance risk, ensuring firms have proper reserves in case of a catastrophic event. Companies have continued to improve their technology in order to provide better customer service, such as efficient customer responses and user-friendly websites.

One key technological investment has been in online distribution, which is becoming a key business portal, because the majority of consumers now shop online for insurance coverage... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Boat Insurance Industry?

This industry underwrites (i.e. assuming the risk and assigning premiums) boat insurance policies for privately-owned watercraft. A boat owners' insurance policy can insure against risks of owning and operating a boat, its motor and its trailer. These risks include sinking, fire, theft, and collision. Insurers for commercial boating operators are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Liability coverageComprehensive and collision coverageUninsured operator
 
Industry Activities
Boat insurance underwritingMarketing boat insurance productsPortfolio diversification


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