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Charter lakes

Post by Birddog247 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:29 am

Looks like there done. Anybody else get a letter?
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by getitdone » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:02 am

Yep got mine back in june go to http://www.markelinsuresfun.com/ and do it your self.
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by jeepinocala1111 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:28 pm

Charter lakes were to expensive anyway.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by flydock » Thu Sep 17, 2015 4:48 pm

I got a letter too a couple months back. Markel isn't insuring watercraft in south Florida either according to their website.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by brett711 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:20 pm

there is nothing wrong wth charter lakes, use them for 5 years.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by flydock » Thu Sep 17, 2015 5:27 pm

They no longer insure airboats at in south Florida.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by terrible ted » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:22 pm

yep

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Bdriller » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:34 pm

flydock wrote:They no longer insure airboats at in south Florida.
must be they are looking at highest claims areas, and being florida has the most airboats naturally the most claims, it appears that a lot of claims are stolen airboats.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by 540 mountain motor » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:39 pm

No letter here in Texas. All is well as far as I can tell with CL.
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Birddog247 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:09 am

I have a feeling the recents accidents in south Florida have led to this
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Scarecrow » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:10 am

Just maybe the insurance folks are seeing all the racing and alcohol use posted in the photos and videos. :dontknow: :rebel:

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by flcracker9 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:52 am

Pat, being my hull is homemade, the only quote I could get was from Alan Bates @ Markel American Insurance. Not sure if your hull is a manufactured hull or not, but Markel wrote me a policy back in June
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Post by BluByU2 » Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:13 pm

I haven't received my cancellation letter from Charter Lakes...yet. Hopefully I won't, but if I do, I will be looking for another company for coverage. :?

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by flydock » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:32 pm

I think only broward and fade county may be affected.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Afflicted » Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:47 pm

It's not just florida its airboats period. I'm in tuscaloosa alabama. I'm the only person around that's ever had airboats, no claims or anything but they still told me to kick rocks

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Jimmy M. » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:55 am

Just got my cancellation letter from Charter. Apparently Travelers, who is the insurance carrier, has decided to "limit it's exposure to airboats". They did quote me a new policy through Markel though. It's actually cheaper but I need to look at the fine details and compare to what I had. I'm in north Florida so it doesn't appear to be just a south Florida issue.
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Afflicted » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:55 pm

Thing is travelers would let u get any amount of coverage u wanted. Markel was double priced for me and they said your boat is worth this much and this is all u get, and each year the coverage is less an less because the boat loses value. I just said I'd do without

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Post by scrambletown » Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:11 pm

Afflicted wrote:Thing is travelers would let u get any amount of coverage u wanted. Markel was double priced for me and they said your boat is worth this much and this is all u get, and each year the coverage is less an less because the boat loses value. I just said I'd do without
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by rjonesboy » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:54 pm

Got my letter from Charter lakes today. Guess Im insurance shopping. Actually want to insure my airboat and a Shearwater flats boat. Any suggestions?

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by junglecat » Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:48 pm

Just got my letter in Citrus , so not just S. Fl .
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Re: Charter lakes

Post by fl cracker » Tue Dec 22, 2015 10:52 pm

Call Geico Marine . I was quoted $650 a year for 25k coverage and 300 liability . I paid 1,100 with a Charter.
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Post by kwowens1963 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:50 pm

I received my non renewal 3 weeks ago from Charter lake, been with them for over 5 years this sucks. i am in Texas and looking for someone else to carry my insuarnce.

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by BluByU2 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:55 pm

Finally, got my cancellation letter effective 12-13-15. Apparently, no other insurance company will cover a boat with a pancake cage, so I'm done with them all!

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by Afflicted » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:34 pm

fl cracker wrote:Call Geico Marine . I was quoted $650 a year for 25k coverage and 300 liability . I paid 1,100 with a Charter.

They know it's an airboat? Wouldn't think gieco would touch 1 if they knew what the boat was

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Re: Charter lakes

Post by rjonesboy » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:49 pm

My charter lakes policy was $601 a year for 22000 coverage. 300k uninsured boater and liability. That's pretty hard to beat. no claims. Probably why theyre not insuring anymore. Too cheap and too many claims.

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