Can You Insure Your Work Boat With a Yacht Policy?

June 1, 2015

In this month’s edition of WorkBoat magazine, Gene McKeever answers the question:  Can You Insure Your Work Boat With a Yacht Policy? The insurance industry uses the law of large numbers to make money by insuring as many of what the numbers tell them to insure. How do you get a large number of boat … Read More

Same Damn Wind

March 4, 2015

In this month’s WorkBoat magazine, Gene McKeever writes about how no matter what the season and what kind of precipitation a storm brings, wind is wind, and boat and boat yard owners should be prepared for the kind of damage it can bring. Read the column now.

An Insurance Agent Can Be Your Advocate

February 3, 2015

In his latest column in WorkBoat Magazine, Allen Insurance and Financial’s Gene McKeever says your insurance agent can’t legally represent you but can serve as your claims advocate and explain coverage correctly to the insurance company’s claims representative. In this case it was important to help the claims person understand what the claim surveyor saw. See … Read More

Talking Marine Insurance and Safety With the Nation’s Work Boat Owners

December 12, 2014

Gene McKeever, a marine insurance specialist from Allen Insurance and Financial recently attended the annual International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, where he gave a workshop to conference participants on disaster planning and risk management. Conference presenters are screened by the conference organizers well in advance of the event. McKeever’s session was held on the … Read More

WorkBoat Column: Where is That Eye Wash?

November 15, 2014

This month in WorkBoat magazine, Gene McKeever talks about the little things that make a workplace safer. This includes eye wash stations, which are inexpensive and relatively easy to install. If you work in a place where there is hot work going on, plus painting, sanding, scraping, and grinding, you just might get something in … Read More

WorkBoat Column: How to Get Your Insurance Cancelled

October 3, 2014

This month, Gene McKeever outlines some surefire ways to get your insurance cancelled. As usual, it’s a matter of common sense and safety that will keep you on the right track. See more at 

WorkBoat Column: Your Insurance To-Do List

September 5, 2014

This month, Gene McKeever offers a glimpse into some typical conversations with boat or marina operators. Among them: • When you talk with your crew or employees about safety it’s not a money thing. It’s a safety thing. Stress that you want them to stay healthy and injury free. • Each time there is a … Read More

WorkBoat Column: The End of a Passenger Vessel and a Business

August 12, 2014

Each month, Gene McKeever publishes a column in WorkBoat Magazine. In August, he discusses the importance of staying on top of all those little details, especially when you’re trying to expand your business. Click here for the article.

WorkBoat Column: Communication is Key

July 7, 2014

Each month, Gene McKeever publishes a column in WorkBoat Magazine. In July, he discusses the importance of communication. Click here for the article. 

The Real Insurance Value of Your Vessel

April 21, 2014

What is a vessel really worth? The answer matters, very much, not only to the vessel owner, but to his or her insurance agent. Click to read more Gene McKeever’s April column in WorkBoat Magazine.