Apart from your home, your yacht may be your most valuable investment (perhaps surpassing even your car). So it’s a no brainer that you should take steps to protect it from theft and vandalism. The key to preventing your yacht from becoming the next statistic is to turn to security measures that make noise and boost visibility, both of which act as theft deterrents. Let’s look into a few options.
A good method of securing your yacht is to install a marine-grade alarm system. It should be specifically designed for an outdoor water environment. These alarms allow you to choose between several options. Some sound when a cabin door is opened, some sound when an intruder steps onto the deck and some have motion sensor lighting to startle intruders. Whatever type of alarm you choose, ensure it’s simple and that you’re comfortable using it.
If you plan to store your yacht at the marina, ensure the safety of the establishment. The area should be well lit, which helps deter theft. Additionally, choose a marina that employs a full-time security staff. These guards can alert you immediately if they notice anything wrong with your vessel or slip.
Even with cutting edge security systems on board your yacht, thefts and other incidents can still occur at any time. Fortunately, your yacht insurance policy can help protect your finances if you experience a covered event. And on top of protecting your property, yacht insurance can also help protect your passengers and other boaters in the vicinity. Talk to your agent for more details specific to your vessel and budget.
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