In recreational boating, there is no TÜV that carries out regular inspections as in road traffic or commercial shipping. This makes it all the more important for the owner to ensure that the engines in the boat are serviced regularly. The oil in each engine must be changed at least once a year to prevent piston seizure, for example. The oil level as well as the cooling water should be checked once more often. If necessary, the filters and the timing belt must be replaced.
Sealing sleeves can become brittle If you have a saildrive or sterndrive, you must regularly replace the sealing sleeves, because they are under water and can become brittle in salt water. The manufacturer's specifications should already be followed to avoid damage and unnecessary costs.
Some insurances do not cover consequential damages Due to maintenance deficiencies, there is often damage to engines or yachts, water leaks in or, in the worst case, even the ship sinks. Some insurances do not cover consequential damages resulting from maintenance deficiencies. This is "not the case with Pantaenius," says Holger Flindt, head of the claims department at the yacht insurance specialist. In case of uncertainties or questions, owners should rather once again head for the contract workshop or an independent service company and have the yacht checked.
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