Family Boating Activities

Many of our boat insurance clients are families with a wide spread of ages. Boating is an excellent opportunity for fun activities they can all enjoy together. Here are some of our best ideas for boating families:

Appreciate nature: Bring along binoculars and a bird book and watch for birds while you cruise the coast or lakeshore. Watch for other wildlife, whether whales, seals, otters, beavers or a moose. If you enjoy organized games, you can create a wildlife bingo and offer a prize for the first to fill their card.

Go fishing: Even the tiniest tots can get involved in fishing off the boat, and it’s up to you whether you fish for the next meal or catch and release. You can hold a fishing derby, where the one to catch the biggest or most exotic fish wins!

Try new water sports: Learning new sports is a great way to make memories together. Rent gear so you can explore multiple options without a commitment. Possibilities include water skiing, tubing, snorkeling, wakeboarding or surfing if you are boating where you can catch some big waves.

Encourage a spirit of adventure: Explore, pick new lakes for boating (check your boat insurance coverage to make sure you’re covered for trailering your boat before you go). You could also chart a new course on ocean waters and stop to camp at the local campgrounds. Research local tourist spots, museums, activities, and places of interest that you can investigate during your boating excursions.

Enjoy the downtime: One of the best things about boating is enjoying time for rest. Drop anchor and enjoy a picnic or dining together at a lakeside restaurant. Swim in the water off your boat, float in an inner tube or visit the beach. Bring along your favorite books (maybe books for boat lovers) and some board games (don’t forget some yummy snacks) and enjoy your time together.

ski boat woman with surf board

Family time is always better when you are on the water. Take plenty of photos. Write down some of the highlights of your adventures, either for your scrapbook or to publish on social media. You will enjoy looking back on all your beautiful memories.

Before you take off, make sure you have the best boat insurance coverage for your vessel and your family. Contact Global Marine Insurance for a complimentary review of all your boat insurance needs.

New Marine Insurance Underwriter

Global Marine Insurance welcomes its new marine underwriter, Kate Murphy.  Her unique combination of insurance industry experience and boating enthusiasm makes her well suited to secure the best yacht insurance solutions for her clients.

A Rhode Island native, Kate is a lifelong boating enthusiast. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2003, then worked in the higher education market before entering the marine insurance industry. Kate is an active member of Young Professionals in Yachting, International Yacht Brokers Association, and the Ft. Lauderdale Mariner’s Club. She currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

“Kate is an outstanding addition to our team. We welcome her knowledge and passion for the industry,” says Troy Buttleman, Sales Manager. 

Ms. Murphy is strategically positioned to fill a need in the Ft. Lauderdale market and support the existing Global Marine Insurance team. The expansion of Global Marine Insurance Agency reflects its current trend of growth in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Washington, and California. Founded in 1989 they continue to serve the marine industry throughout the country.