Many of our clients living in the Rio Rancho, NM area enjoy boating on the weekends and around their work schedule. Owning a boat is a significant financial investment. At Franklin Insurance Agency, we want to help you keep your assets. Below are some leading tips to protect your New Mexico boat from being stolen.
How’s the trailer?
The easiest way for thieves to steal a boat is to hook to the trailer and drive off. If your trailer is accessible and unlocked, this can happen in less than a minute. However, having your trailer stationary with a missing tongue or trailer tires for the extended winter storage will often deter thieves from attempting to steal your boat.
Put a lock at every corner and more on your boat while it is being stored. Having to remove multiple locks means more time and work for those trying to steal your boat. In most cases, your boat will put them at too great a risk of getting caught, forcing them to move past it.
Keep it Covered
For most thieves, out of sight is really out of mind. They are only looking for what they can see to steal. If your boat is covered under a cover and stored beneath a shelter away from the road, it will often be overlooked by those scanning the area.
You can add a wired alarm system to the boat that will alert you via message if it has been activated or even removed. Many of these alarm systems have an app that can be easily downloaded.
Call us for the best protection
If you live in the Rio Rancho, NM area and need boat insurance, call our agents at Franklin Insurance Agency today for more information.