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
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... purchase to read more