What is inland marine insurance coverage?
We are asked this question often. Inland marine insurance is usually a “line” of coverage added on to a policy or sometimes purchased as a stand-alone policy. Generally speaking, it covers goods in transit or projects under construction. Although it’s generally a type of property insurance, some classes within inland marine only provide liability coverage. It is derived from marine insurance, which covers items, whether in transit or not, while on water. Once it gets to land, that coverage ends and inland marine picks up from there.
Typically, the following types of businesses require some form of inland marine insurance coverage:
Mobile Concession Stands
Pool Cleaning Equipment
Radio or TV Studio Equipment
Recording Studio Equipment
Rock Climbing Wall
Vending – Candy/Snacks
Vending – Stamps
Vending – Videos
As you can see above, all of these businesses are moving on a regular basis.
If you are in need of a quote on a class of inland marine insurance, contact Boardwalk Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency specializing in all types of commercial insurance products for consumers in 25 states.
Inland Marine Product Highlights:
• Discounts if in business with no losses for a minimum of three years
• Discounts if items are brought back to owners place of business each day
• Discounts if the business has a central station alarm
• Discounts if all items are fives years or newer in terms of age
• $500,000 limit of insurance
• Limit per individual piece of equipment varies by type
• $2,500 maximum limit on blanketed equipment