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91.Maristar.240
07-20-2011, 04:40 PM
I have a suspended license out of California and I'm having a hard time getting insurance on my boat...
one representative i spoke with said there are companies out there that will insure me anyway since i don't need a valid license to operate a boat but that their policy was that i needed one.
that's exactly what i was thinking! didn't think it would be a problem.

Anyone know what insurance company to call?
Tried all the major ones so far no luck!

djkslc
07-20-2011, 04:48 PM
Try Progressive. They will write a auto policy in my state with a suspended license, I would assume they would do a boat.

dirtk38
07-20-2011, 04:48 PM
You may want to try calling a reputable independent insurance agent because they have experience and knowledge from representing multiple companies.

Shameless plug: My father is an agent and he has been specializing in boat insurance for many many years. PM me for his agency's contact info if you want it.

TxsRiverRat
07-20-2011, 04:52 PM
Why is your license suspended?

BWB-745-
07-20-2011, 05:07 PM
You may want to try calling a reputable independent insurance agent because they have experience and knowledge from representing multiple companies.

Shameless plug: My father is an agent and he has been specializing in boat insurance for many many years. PM me for his agency's contact info if you want it.

I would suggest going through an independent agent also.

I know the company I work for would not insure you.

SkiDog
07-20-2011, 05:41 PM
try Skisafe Insurance/

91.Maristar.240
07-20-2011, 05:46 PM
try Skisafe Insurance/

already tried em!

91.Maristar.240
07-20-2011, 05:47 PM
Why is your license suspended?

an old dui that i was supposed to do 18 months of classes to get it reinstated.

cbryan70
07-20-2011, 05:52 PM
progressive cant write with a suspended license.... Did you try foremost? http://www.foremost.com/

91.Maristar.240
07-20-2011, 06:52 PM
progressive cant write with a suspended license.... Did you try foremost? http://www.foremost.com/

have you looked up their reviews??? horrible!

TxsRiverRat
07-20-2011, 07:09 PM
What about Global Marine? they're the ones USAWS wants us to use.

east tx skier
07-20-2011, 08:10 PM
What about Global Marine? they're the ones USAWS wants us to use.

I used them until I realized I could pay a lot less for the same or better coverage.

It has been a while since I applied for a quote, but presumably, since these policies tend to cover you while towing, that they will ask for a valid driver's license.