On October 25 at Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell, another houseboat engulfed in flames threatens many other boats in the vicinity. This time the sharp eye of of another boater and a quick response by marina personnel avert a disaster. Marina fires are one of the leading causes of no fault loss involving boats and yachts. Marina fires are wake up calls for boat owners to do a check up on their marine insurance policies.
Firefighters battling a fire on Wednesday evening, March 2, 2011 in the Wahweap Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
It’s good to review your boat insurance coverage every now an then. ¬†This particular fire totally destroyed 4 vessels in a little over an hour. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a refrigerator.
If you have upgraded your boat with new interior, new electronics, new machinery, ect, ¬†then all the additional value resulting from the upgrade work should be insured. Call American Marine Insurance for a boat insurance coverage evaluation.