BoatUS evaluates Hurricane Matthew damage

The BoatUS catastrophe team is assessing boat damage from Hurricane Matthew.
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BoatUS catastrophe response team member David Wiggin evaluates damage from Hurricane Matthew near St. Augustine, Fla. Photo by Barbara Hart.

BoatUS catastrophe response team member David Wiggin evaluates damage from Hurricane Matthew near St. Augustine, Fla. Photo by Barbara Hart.

The BoatUS catastrophe team is assessing boat damage from Hurricane Matthew.

The "cat" team is made up of professional surveyors, claims processors, transportation providers, and crane and barge operators that are working in areas from Florida to South Carolina, recovering BoatUS Marine Insurance Program-insured vessels affected by the storm.

BoatUS reports that although there are localized areas of dock destruction and boat losses, damage to recreational boats from Hurricane Matthew has not been widespread.

“Damage turned out to be less than anticipated because the storm’s wall stayed offshore, but I’d also like to think boaters played a part, as well, in reducing damage,” BoatUS public affairs vice president Scott Croft said in a statement. “They had plenty of early warning to prepare.”

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