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As recreational boating continues to gain popularity, it's no surprise that more and more boats, trailers, equipment, electronics and personal items are stolen each year. If you're a boat owner, there is no worse way to start your day than finding your driveway or backyard void of your hard earned possessions.
Follow our tips below to keep your boat safe from theft this summer...
Using anti-theft devices
Alongside your family home and cars, boats and trailers are one of your biggest investments. Hard work and accumulated sacrifices have gone into paying for your most prized assets, so investing a little more in an anti-theft device like a wheel clamp or hitch pin could prevent you from being the next victim to report a stolen boat.
Parking your boat at home
Most boats are stolen while on the trailer, so don't make it easy for a thief to hook it up and take off. If you park your boat in the driveway, don't leave the hitch facing the street and ensure your driveway is well lit and equipped with an alarm. Anti-theft warning stickers can also be placed where they can be easily seen - thieves will often pass up a boat that appears to be well guarded.
Protecting your boats accessories
Often thieves are more interested in your boat's accessories than stealing the actual boat as they are easier to steal and harder to trace. So ensure you use locks on props, outboards, and outdrives. Buy good quality steel locks that aren't easily defeated.
Protecting your personal belongings
After a fun-filled day out on the water, remember to take all of your personal belongings out of your boat when you get home to avoid any curiosity from people passing by. It's important to take any portable items out of the boat, always put a cover over on it and close curtains if you have them.
Maintaining adequate insurance coverage
The best thing you can do to keep your boat (and your finances) safe this summer is to ensure you're maintaining adequate levels of insurance for all of your most prized possessions. RACT boat insurance includes cover for theft, fire, accidental or malicious damage, and even stranding and capsizing. So relax and enjoy your time out on the water with your family knowing that we've got your back this summer.
Want to know more about RACT Boat Insurance? Call us on 13 27 22
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