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rychuk

Travel Insurance - Boat is coming from Maryland to BC Canada

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rychuk

Bought a boat from Chessie Marine in Elkton, Maryland. Can't really get a straight answer from either the dealer or the shipper on insuring the boat and trailer while it is on its journey. The Shipper is insured and I have seen all of his documentation.

The shipper mentioned that 9 out of 10 dealers will put a 30 day tag on it for the trip but didn't sound 100%. What about a licence plate for the trailer? I am sure this is required in the states as it is in Canada.

I have talked to my sister who is in insurance and her company wants an additional $250 to cover the boat while in transit. Any other guys from Canada have some advice?

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RTS

If you bought the boat, shouldn't you have insurance on it now? And wouldn't that cover it for the ride home?

I know I had a binder on my boat before I picked it up from the dealer. The finance company required it, so if you are paying cash that might not be required, but it was at least available to me...

If not...let your sister insure it for $250 for the trip home.

Tag doesn't seem to me like it would be your problem if you are not the one hauling it home.

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shicks6

Just get an insurance binder/policy on the boat now. Annual policy is around $300-$500.

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Dare2goBare

If you don't mind me asking, What are your overalls shipping costs in Canadian Funds?

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rychuk

About $2500. I am getting it insured right now but they still want an additional $250 for the trip. I know it's worth it but holy crap am I burning through funds on everything else, prop, tint, 5% GST etc..!

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RTS

About $2500. I am getting it insured right now but they still want an additional $250 for the trip. I know it's worth it but holy crap am I burning through funds on everything else, prop, tint, 5% GST etc..!

Get used to it...consider this 'training' for the costs of boat ownership! :)

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Dare2goBare

About $2500. I am getting it insured right now but they still want an additional $250 for the trip. I know it's worth it but holy crap am I burning through funds on everything else, prop, tint, 5% GST etc..!

Thx. And like RTS said, it's just the start.

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mlw

Rychuk,

We purchase a used Wakesetter last year from Chessie Marine (Andy). I had the boat shipped down to Atlanta and everything went great. We insured it just to protect us...they did provide a 30 day tag and found that to be the norm from most all dealers. I hope you had (having), as great of an experience with those guys as we did.

Best of luck and congrats!

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Bill_AirJunky

Get the insurance & don't rush to do the other 19 mods till later. Most of us waited to get all the cool things done till we'd had the boat for a bit.

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G-Mack

About $2500. I am getting it insured right now but they still want an additional $250 for the trip. I know it's worth it but holy crap am I burning through funds on everything else, prop, tint, 5% GST etc..!

$200. RIV fee at the border.. warranty transfer (maybe) - $800.00 ish..... i have found on all the stuff I have imported you need to allow for about 10% additional on everything incidental getting it to your driveway.. above exchange.

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TheKiwi

Yeah $195 for RIV. Inspection fee is $80? at crappy tire. Not to mention terrible exchange rate at the moment.

But get a binder on the boat, I went through ICBC and got one that covered the boat from the dealer in Utah to BC.

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UofM_MXZ

The insurance is between you and the shipper. Chessie is also my dealer, and unless they are actually driving it up to you with their vehicle it is on you. Chessie is a top notch dealer. I hope you have a good experience with them.

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rychuk

Chessie has been great. This is my 4th wake (first 3 sold with close to 1000hrs on em) boat so I know they are money pits!!! Worth every dime though.

I will get the insurance, you can never have enough.

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Toronto Boater

I just shipped my boat from Ohio to Ontario, Canada. I used UShip. The shipper said he had insurance, but I also had my own insurance through http://www.skippersplan.com/Contact.html

The boat insurance covered the time it was in transport for no additional cost. You can speak with Meredith Palmer there.

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rychuk

Thanks!

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