Although boating is fun for you, it takes place in an environment that is hard on your boat. Salt, high RPMs, rough water, etc. can all take their toll on boat, engines, and components. This makes a pre-sale inspection of a pre-owned boat and extended warranty coverage on both new and pre-owned boats excellent investments.
A marine warranty is an easy way to limit out-of-pocket costs due to mechanical failure of major systems, i.e. engine, electrical, steering, etc.
New Boat Warranties
Most new boats are backed by hull and engine warranties for 1- or 2-years; extended warranties will prolong the coverage of engine and systems for a specified number of years.
Pre-Owned Boat Warranties (Extended Warranties)
Pre-owned boats, on the other hand, are generally sold “as is.” An extended warranty adds a layer of protection to your purchase and lets you buy a pre-owned boat with new boat peace of mind. This is especially true if you’re a first time buyer and don’t really know what to look for in a pre-owned boat. When choosing a warranty program, look for one backed by a quality insurance company and designed just for boats.