Wozencraft and Martin Team Up for Day Off the Water

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Partners in keeping drivers and their boats in good hands on the water, Devin Wozencraft and Tres Martin set out on a train ride together in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains this week. Photo courtesy Devin Wozencraft 

Although he has a solid business and personal relationship with Tres Martin thanks to the many times they’ve worked with one another, Devin Wozencraft of Wozencraft Insurance in Southern California didn’t expect to be enjoying a getaway with his wife, Julie, on the other side of the country and all of the sudden be spending the day with the namesake of the Tres Martin Performance Boat School.

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Wozencraft’s Insurance Corner: Trending Now

There is good news and bad news for high-performance powerboat owners looking to insure their rides. The good news? If your boat tops out at 100 mph, it's never been easier to find insurance for it. The bad news? If your boat exceeds 150 mph, it's never been tougher. That's the word from Devin Wozencraft of Wozencraft Insurance, a brokerage firm that works with several insurance company underwriters to cover go-fast boats, in Tustin, Calif.

There is good and not-so-good news in the go-fast powerboat insurance world. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.There is good and not-so-good news in the go-fast powerboat insurance world. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

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Wozencraft Hoping to Make Eastern Inroads with Go-Fast Boat Insurance

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Primarily known to high-performance powerboat owners west of the Mississippi River, Wozencraft Insurance Agency is hoping to expand its go-fast boat insurance presence and products to the East Coast market. That’s the word from company principal Devin Wozencraft, who was invited by Douglas Marine/Skater owner and founder Peter Hledin to hang out and discuss insurance with potential Skater catamaran buyers in the Skaternation display at last week’s Miami International Boat Show.

“We always like to have someone in the booth from the insurance world so that our clients understand that they can get insurance for these boats,” said Hledin.

For Wozencraft, who said he was “flattered and excited” to be invited by Hledin, the trip to the Miami show was his first. He explained this his company uses five different insurance brokers to write policies for any go-fast boat starting in the 60- to 70-mph range and going all the way up to “over 200 mph.”

“The buyers of these boats usually are successful businessmen, so they approach their existing insurance carriers for business, home and life and so on to insure their boats,” Wozencraft said. “They find out quickly that those carriers won’t cover, let’s say, a 150-mph Skater catamaran. We’re not just here to expand our presence on the East Coast, but to let people here know that, yes, these boats are insurable.