Insurance, safety and maintenance tips for boat owners

Make the most of your boating experience with helpful tips from State Farm® around trailering, maintaining and enjoying your boat.

Boat insurance, maintenance and safety tips

Boat insurance basics: What's covered

Learn about boat insurance and what the coverage may mean for you.

Best practices for first time jet ski riders

Jet ski tips for your first time on the water.

Boating safety tips

Help stay safe on the water by being prepared with these boat safety tips.

Preparing your boat for a hurricane

Before hurricane season hits, consider preparing your boat in case of a storm. Some advance planning can help protect your boat in a hurricane.

Reporting a boating accident

Understand your responsibility if you are involved in an accident.

Boat trailer safety

Boat trailer safety includes choosing the proper trailer and towing vehicle, following proper hitching procedures and learning safe driving techniques.

Essential spring boat maintenance

Consider completing these tasks before hitting the water.

Canoe and kayak safety

Things to consider for a safer canoe or kayak trip.

How to recognize drowning signs

What does drowning look like? It may not be what you expect.

Dip your toes in the water with our swimming and water safety tips

Whether taking a dip in a pool or natural body of water, adults and kids alike should play it safe.

Testing the waters: Tips for ocean swimming safety

Follow these ocean safety tips when you are out in the open water swimming.

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm® (including State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates). While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. State Farm is not responsible for, and does not endorse or approve, either implicitly or explicitly, the content of any third party sites that might be hyperlinked from this page. The information is not intended to replace manuals, instructions or information provided by a manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional, or to affect coverage under any applicable insurance policy. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.

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