Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Kiln Mississippi
    Posts
    226

    Is a Full Restoration Insurable as a "New" Boat?

    I'm currently, painstakingly, doing a full restoration of a 1996 Champion 171SC Bass Boat. All wood is being removed and replaced with Coosa 26 composites, all critical laminations bedding Coosa 26 in being set with West Systems Epoxy, 1708 S-Glass is used for all reinforcement of stringer system laminations replacing the chop mat the manufacturer used. New Gelcoat, New Wiring, Rigging, Carpet, Plumbing, Steering, Seating, Jackplate, Trolling Motor, Hardware, Fuel Tank, and Flotation. The only part of the original boat being saved is the Hull Shell only. A deep V 17ft Bass Boat is not offered today. I do this for a living, have my own business, and this project would, if invoiced, be well north of $25K for just the completed Hull. Documentation with photographs have been taken as the project progresses. My question is in the eyes of the Underwriters is this a "New Boat" or a "1996 Used Boat". Of course I want to insure this unit when completed. If our state registration body created a new HIN would that make a difference? Thank you for responding.

  2.  
  3. Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Northern Minnesota
    Posts
    1,420
    #2
    I have a declared value policy through progressive.
    2000 Ranger R93 | 2018 Evinrude G2 HO | Icon 3.5 CS | 4" Atlas | Helix 10SI | Helix 7 G2 Chirp | Helix 7 G3N CHIRP | Raker HO 24p | Power Pole Pro 2 |

  4. Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Cato MO
    Posts
    2,564
    #3
    I doubt anything you do would make it a NEW boat and you'd never get a new HIN. Agreed Value is the only way I think.

  5. BBC SPONSOR
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Portland
    Posts
    785
    #4
    Give me a call when you can and I will help you with this. Bob Luellen 517-627-8080