Morse Code danger signal, SOS, was founded on the idea that three dots, three dashes and another three dots could never be misinterpreted. Contrary to popular belief, the letters themselves do not have any real significance or stand for anything like "save our ship."
Today, however, the term SOS has taken on a different, though equally perilous, connotation: striking objects submerged. Now, why should you care about the many possible permutations of the term? Because striking objects submerged is the most common incident that leads to filing a claim in the nation, and every boat captain should be prepared for this potential hazard.
NBOA Marine Insurance can provide you with coverage that, unlike with many other policies, will not depreciate for partial loss or damage if, for example, an outdrive strikes a submerged object. This can prevent you from being left with not only a damaged boat and a ruined summer boating season, but also a greater expense for the repairs.
For more safety information, and to find out how NBOA will lower your premium or supply you with free marine insurance coverage for one year, call (800) 248-3512 or visit www.nboat.com/searay.
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