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Marine Vessel Damage Claims

Navigating Marine Vessel Insurance Claims with Expert Guidance

At CCMI, we specialize in providing expert support and assistance to boat and vessel owners dealing with damage claims. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the claims process. We’re here to act as your advocate, ensuring you receive the maximum insurance payout for your boat or vessel damage-related losses.

“Dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian has been a challenge. Century is continuing to walk us through the long process. Roberto has been great at keeping me informed and readily available for questions. The journey continues but I am glad to have Century representing me in my Ian claim.”

— Aura Brooks

Understanding Marine Vessel Damage Claims

For Boat Owners and Marine Businesses

Types of Boat or Vessel Damage

Boats and vessels can sustain various forms of damage due to accidents, storms, collisions, or other unforeseen events. These damages may encompass structural issues, damage to the hull, engine or equipment damage, loss of personal or business property on board, and more. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the specific types of damage you may encounter is the first step in evaluating your insurance coverage and initiating a comprehensive boat or vessel damage insurance claim.

Common Insurance Policies for Watercraft

Boat and vessel owners, as well as marine businesses, rely on insurance coverage to protect their assets. We meticulously review your insurance policy, whether it’s your boat or vessel insurance, yacht insurance, or marine business coverage. Our experts will help you assess your losses in relation to your coverage.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Insurance policies come with distinct coverage limits and exclusions that can vary significantly between policies. We delve into the specific coverage components that may apply to your situation and elucidate potential exclusions that you should be mindful of. Understanding these details is crucial in ascertaining the scope of your claim and ensuring you have adequate protection.

The Claims Process Explained

Whether you’re a boat owner or a marine business operator, navigating the claims process is an essential step following boat or vessel-related damage. We provide an overview of the typical steps involved in filing a boat or vessel damage insurance claim. This includes the initial assessment of damage, meticulous documentation, claim submission, and preparing you for negotiations with your insurance company during the claims settlement process.

Commonly Covered Items for Boat or Vessel Damage Claims:

  • Structural damage to the hull, deck, or other parts of the boat or vessel.
  • Damage to personal or business property on board, such as electronics, fishing gear, safety equipment, and more.
  • Engine or equipment damage, including repairs or replacements.
  • Costs associated with salvage operations and towing.
  • Loss of income for marine businesses due to vessel damage, leading to temporary closure or reduced operations.
  • Additional living expenses for boat owners, covering temporary accommodation and heightened living costs during boat repairs.
  • Costs associated with debris removal and environmental cleanup.
  • Expenses for emergency repairs to prevent further damage and ensure the vessel’s seaworthiness.
  • Damage to trailers or other accessories, if they are insured under the same policy or possess comprehensive coverage.

By reviewing your specific insurance policy, we can pinpoint the precise coverage offered and any potential limitations or exclusions that may apply to boat or vessel damage-related damages. Coverage can significantly vary depending on the policy and the insurance provider.

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