News Release

Progressive® Insurance introduces expanded coverage for boat propulsion systems

Propulsion Plus® covers mechanical breakdowns for as little as $38 per year

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio — May 09, 2012 —Progressive® Insurance has introduced a new coverage that meets boaters' needs for more complete protection of their propulsion systems. The coverage is called Propulsion Plus® and it pays to repair or replace the lower unit of an outboard motor, or the outdrive of a stern drive motor, in the event of mechanical breakdown. The coverage is available for boats up to 10-years-old, and can be kept until the boat turns 21-years-old.

"Propulsion Plus was created in response to customers asking for expanded coverage for their propulsion units. Both customer surveys as well as our internal data showed that these types of breakdowns were not at all unusual. We decided to do something about it," said Rick Stern, boat product manager at Progressive. "So really, Propulsion Plus was created as a result of customer demand. They asked for it, and we made it happen."

Propulsion Plus is available as an optional coverage for as little as $38 per year. Replacing the propulsion system on a boat can cost thousands of dollars, so the new coverage can help protect you from breaking the bank in the event of a mechanical breakdown.

For more information about Progressive Boat Insurance, or to get a quote, visit or call 1-800-PROGRESSIVE.

About Progressive
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies is a leader in boat insurance, and offers flexible, year-round coverage so boaters can go wherever they choose; whenever they choose and have peace of mind they're protected. Specialty coverages which vary by state include On-Water Towing, Roadside Assistance, Personal Effects, Total Loss Replacement, and Pet Injury. The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can engage whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient for them —online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent.


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