2018 Hurricane Season

As we near the official start of summer, it’s also the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June through November. Last year the United States and its territories saw major devastation, as hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria blew through and made landfall.

This month’s boating tip from National Marine Underwriters and International Marine Underwriters provides a forecast from the Insurance Industry Institution (I.I.I.) into the 2018 hurricane season, in addition to statistics from past hurricane seasons. Read the full article here, and visit nmu.com and imu.com for more tips and insights.

Spring Start-Up Checklist

We’re halfway through spring—but that doesn’t mean you should only halfway prep your boat this season.  Before getting back on the water, there are some important steps you should take to ensure you boat is seaworthy and safe. Having a set checklist can be useful to make certain you’re ready to head out on the water.

This month’s boating tip from National Marine Underwriters provides a checklist that captures information for annual boat preparation. Read the full article here and check out other tips and insights at nmu.com and imu.com.


How to Read a Nautical Chart

As we near the end of the season, those of us in “winter weather” areas are counting down the days to spring and summer—and to getting our boats back in the water!  As we patiently wait for the start of our favorite season on the water, there is still plenty to be done on dry land; like brushing up on our navigation skills.

This month’s boating tip from our International Marine Underwriters discusses the importance of nautical charts and how to understand them. Read the full article here and check out other tips and insights at nmu.com and imu.com.


Winterization & Boat Storage Tips from NMU

WinterBoatStorageLG, it is time for boaters in seasonal areas to begin winterizing their vessels. Whether your boat will spend the season in or out of the water, you can find some helpful tips for wintertime storage in this National Marine Underwriters (NMU) article.

The more work you put into storing a boat, the easier it will be to get back on the water come springtime. For further information on decommissioning your vessel, please read NMU’s article “Tips for Winterizing Your Watercraft.”

NMU Attending U.S. Powerboat Show Oct. 15-18

The United States Powerboat Show kicks off in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, October 15. If you are attending the three-day event, we invite you to visit with National Marine Underwriters’ (NMU) Patty Goodchild and Al Saunders. The NMU team will be exhibiting at booth AB5, near the Phillips Seafood restaurant.

Now in its 44th year, the U.S. Powerboat Show gathers boaters from around the world to the historic Annapolis seaport. To learn more, visit the event website.

Summertime Boating Safety Tips

With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, boat owners and guests alike are gearing up for a weekend on the water.

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all onboard, National Marine Underwriters’ offers useful resources including a pre-departure checklist and tips on boating etiquette. Click here to access these resources on NMU.com>>

We hope you enjoy the Fourth of July holiday and wish you safe summertime travels!

Visit with NMU at Chicago Boat Show

If you’re attending the Chicago boat show this week, we invite you to visit with our National Marine Underwriters (NMU) team. NMU’s Al Saunders will be manning exhibition booth A333 at the show, taking place January 14 – 18 at McCormick Place. Stop by to meet with Al and learn more about our marine insurance services!

For more information on the event, please visit: www.chicagoboatshow.com.

NMU Launches Redesigned Website

National Marine Underwriters (NMU) is pleased to announce its newly redesigned website www.nmu.com. Now you can get the same great information about our boat and yacht offerings, plus new information such as news and events and relevant industry articles. Additionally, to improve your experience, the website is mobile-enabled for viewing on a smart phone or tablet.

Check out the website and see what you think!