Your boat is a big investment, and it's important that it be properly insured; but there are some simple things you can do to help protect your property. Basic security measures can often help prevent problem situations. Is your boat always kept secure? Make sure all latches and windows have good quality locks. Placing a deadbolt lock vertically, as opposed to horizontally, at the top corner of a sliding door, with its deadbolt going into the overhead plate, can make a big difference. Is your boat left in an easily accessible area? If it is, you'll need to take extra security measures; or place it in a secure marina that is well lit and has regular patrols. In general, the level of security and protection that you will require is determined by the potential threat. For more information, talk with a boat dealer in your area.