Now that it’s almost prime yachting season, it’s time to dust off the controls and gear up for the spring. However, before setting out, your yacht needs some ample attention to make sure everything runs smoothly. In addition to securing the best New Jersey Yacht Insurance available, use the following checklist to keep your investment in top shape.
Do you have the required number of fire extinguishers and life vests on board? If so, have they been checked within the last year? Be sure one is located next to the helm and that the others are easily accessible in case of emergency. Next, ensure the rails are in good condition and the walkways are secured with no-slip grips. Lastly, be sure to check carbon monoxide monitors wherever they are located.
Docking and Emergency Equipment
Ensure you have an anchor or two on board, especially one that is suited for the sea bottom of where you will be traveling. Next, ensure the rope is in great condition and that it is easily accessible for trips. In addition, check the bilge pump. In case of emergency, have a manual pump stored, as well. Be sure to clean out any debris that could hinder the bilge’s ability to pump water out. Further, store batteries in non-corrosive, liquid tight, ventilated containers, says Discover Boating.
The fuel tank should be free of any contamination or rusting before setting out on the water. Check to see that the fittings, hoses, and tanks are not leaking anywhere and that they are properly secured. Lastly only use fuel with 10% ethanol or less to prevent damaging your fuel tank.
Once these items on the checklist are inspected and the necessary repairs are made, your yacht is ready to go. At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we offer a variety of products to safeguard your valuable assets. To learn more about our specialty personal line services, contact us today at (888) 990-0526.