What are my options with a lemon of a boat?
2 attorney answers
Believe it or not, the sale or purchase of a boat is not a matter of "admiralty and maritime law." Nevertheless, that is the practice area where this questions is posted. I am changing the practice area to "consume protection."
One of your options is to attempt to return the vessel for a full refund. If the marina will not agree to that, you can try contacting the manufacturer. If that does not work, your final option is to sue them.
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If there are multiple repairs for defects that are covered by the factory warranty, or the boat is out of service for an excessive amount of time because of those defects, you could likely take action against the manufacturer for breaching its warranty, and they would have to pay your attorneys' fees. I would suggest consulting with a Lemon Law attorney, whether through Avvo or otherwise. I am also happy to answer any other questions that you have.