As Hurricane Irene starts slamming the coast, Marinas are being over loaded with haul outs, and insurance companies are being bombarded with calls. Guess what.. You may be late for both. Insurance companies in some cases will not write a policy for you until AFTER the hurricane. And the marinas all close 24 hrs BEFORE a hurricane to manage what they have to deal with. Here is a quote from Chris from Hagerty Marine Insurance.
“We have been flooded with calls for insurance…..…Most all Underwriters have suspended all new biz for entire East Coast,,,,however, we are adding the Hurricane haul out endorsement to any existing policies that don’t currently have it in effect ….and hauling the boats ASAP, as all marinas will shut down in next 24 hours for haul-outs…..Take action now…..”