Progressive Introduces Expanded Coverage for Boat Propulsion Systems

May 10, 2012

Progressive Insurance has introduced a new coverage for boaters that offers more complete protection of their propulsion systems. The coverage is called Propulsion Plus, and it pays to repair or replace the lower unit of an outboard motor, or the outdrive of a stern drive motor, in the event of mechanical breakdown. The coverage is available for boats up to 10-years-old, and can be kept until the boat turns 21-years-old.

“Propulsion Plus was created in response to customers asking for expanded coverage for their propulsion units. Both customer surveys as well as our internal data showed that these types of breakdowns were not at all unusual,” said Rick Stern, boat product manager at Progressive.

Propulsion Plus is available as an optional coverage for as low as $38 per year.

Latest Comments

  • May 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    SWFL Agent says:
    Correct Jacob. If the coverage is available it will probably remove a lot of conflict in the claims process.
  • May 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    Jacob S. says:
    I think the point is it's an insurance company. They provide coverage involving accidents. Mechanical breakdown or failure is not an accident and is not covered through normal... read more
  • May 11, 2012 at 11:09 am
    Water Bug says:
    I'm sorry, but I have worked in the service contract business for many years doing auto, light truck, and marine products. I have never seen a marine service contract that did... read more
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