That's a pretty audacious title don't you think? Who could claim themselves the title of super hero unless gifted with unusual gifts of strength, speed or otherworldly power? But Batman and Robin, favorites of mine from the days when I used where a towel for a cape, were not gifted with super human skills, but it was their gift of intellect and there ingenious tools that allowed them to save the day from the Joker and Catwoman. That and a Great BIG Bat Light that lit up the night sky, oh and a cool car and a superhero suit and a.... well you get it. They had lots of cool stuff.
We don't. Not really anyway. I have a ton of boating education experience and he has a newly formed insurance agency with the super powers of one of the biggest insurance underwriters in the Nation. But what makes us superheros is what we offer to our clients. We can provide you with the boating experience to get the boat of your dreams and the insurance to cover said vessel. And in this day of Hurricanes, Fires and Floods, Boat Insurance is the holy grail for newbee boaters.
You see insurance companies are now asking new boat owners to prove their skill level. Back when the dollar was strong and greed was good, every hedge fund manager with a credit card could be a captain. They called them "Credit Card Captains". Just cause you could afford it, they let you have it and insured it for you. But eventually after enough boats sunk or beached or ran aground or crashed into the dock or worse, killed people, insurance companies woke up and realized they were subsidizing the education of people who had no right to be behind the wheel.
And its a real concern. I asked a Facebook group dedicated to sailing the question, " How many of you bought a sail boat without ever taking a lesson?" With in five minutes the post went viral and I had over 100 comments. Two days later there were a few thousand comments of people saying they bought a book and looked at Youtube videos and have been sailing ever since. That's kinda like saying you earned your black belt from watching "Kung Foo" reruns on TV. Its sent a shiver down my spine and gave me pause to think how many people out there are at risk because of the credit industry. But that's why my phone is blowing up these days.
So many insurance companies have made it a requirement that you prove your skill at boating and sailing before they will let you off the dock that I decided it was time to change how we teach sailing and boating. And that's when I met Hugo Hanham-Gross of theHanham Insurance Agency.
Hugo walked up to me at the Annapolis Boat Show and told me he is looking to insure new boat owners, and I told him I teach new boat owners how to use their new boats. The light bulb went off over both our heads and we said, "lets work together".
And so I present to you the dynamic duo of sailing, the caped crusaders of cruising, the patriots of power boating (sorry had to come up with a "P" thing). In short we can solve most of your most challenging boating quandaries.
Just bought a new beneteau and need insurance?
Looking at a used viking and have no idea how to use twin props?
Getting a boat delivered to San Diego in April and you have never touched a tiller in your lifetime?
Now we're not gonna tell you which one of us is the boy wonder and which one gets to drive the Batmobile, but either way, WE CAN HELP.
Or give me (Capt Chris) a call if you need help with your boat. 252-617-3792