Boats and Watercrafts

Guardian Lemon Law firm handles all types of boat and watercraft defects in relation to the manufacturer obligations under a warranty, which applies to replacing a defective boat. The California Lemon Laws do not specifically apply to the sale of boats. But a manufacturer of a defective boat may be obligated under the warranty for the boat to have to replace a buyer’s defective boat.

Boats that have defects may be dangerous to the people powering the boats, and to the other people on the waterways on boats near the boat with defective parts. If you have bought a boat or watercraft that is defective, you are going to want to call us immediately at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537. We can help you to get all of the money that you deserve in this type of case.

Power Boat Types Covered by Guardian Lemon Law Firm

Guardian Lemon Law attorneys are ready to help you when your new boat has a manufacturer’s defect. We can handle and settle out all types of boat defect cases. We actually have not had any cases with a defective boat or watercraft that we cannot settle out for the full settlement owed to the buyer of the boat or watercraft!

The different types of powerboats include:

  • Bass boat – a 14-23-foot used for freshwater fishing, with a low freeboard and V hull.
  • Bay boat – a 18–24-foot boat with a low-profile boat for shallow waters.
  • Bowrider – a 17–30-foot boat with an open bow area, such as a family boat.
  • Center console – a 13–45-foot boat with the helm on a console in the center of the boat.
  • Convertible fishing boat – a 35-foot boat and longer, for offshore fishing and cruising, with large cabins, galleys and berths.
  • Cruiser – a 21–45-foot boat with a cabin in the bow area of the boat, with a small galley.
  • Cuddy cabin – a 22–30-foot boat with a small cabin and seating area.
  • Deck boat – a 25–35-foot boat with a V-shaped hull used to swim and partake in water sports.
  • Dinghy – a 7–12-foot boat with oars, towed by a larger boat when going onshore.
  • Downeast cruiser – a 26–40-foot boat such as a lobster boat.
  • Dual console walk-through – a 16–30-foot boat with two dashboards and windshields for fishing.
  • Express fisherman – used for high speeds to get offshore for fishing.
  • Fish’n ski boat – a 16–24-foot boat for fishing and skiing.
  • Flat boat – a 14–18-foot boat for shallow waters, using a push pole to move around.

We also handle defective claims for any other type of boat or watercraft. We know that the last thought in your mind when you buy a boat, is that it is going to have a manufacturer’s defect. But your new boat or watercraft can very easily have a defect, and that defect can be one that affects the safety of your use of the boat or watercraft on the open waterways. You may have invested your money to buy any of the following types of boat or watercraft, including:

  • High performance boat
  • Houseboat
  • Inflatable boat
  • Jet boat
  • Jon boat
  • Multi-species boat
  • Pilothouse boat
  • Pontoon boat
  • Power catamaran
  • Personal watercraft or PWC
  • Rigid inflatable boat
  • Runabout
  • Sedan bridge boat
  • Ski and wakeboard boat
  • Skiff
  • Utility boat
  • Walkarounds
  • Monohull sailboats
  • Sailing catamarans
  • Bluewater or ocean sailboats
  • High-performance boats
  • Trawlers
  • Bowriders
  • Deck boats
  • Motor yachts

In the event that you have bought any type of boat or watercraft that has a manufacturer defect, you need to call us immediately at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537. We are ready and able to help you get the full package of recovery compensation that you deserve in this type of case.

Outboard Boat Motors Can Have Serious Safety Defects

Some boats are powered by internal engines, others are powered by an outboard motor assembly. Many outboard boat motors have serious manufacturer defects. These defects are serious for the operators of these types of boats. The defects can cause a fatal accident, and can definitely serve to compromise your being able to run a safe boating operation or a safe boating excursion. Types of defects on outboard motors can include:

  • Engine sputtering
  • Sudden death of engine
  • Loss of engine power
  • Propeller problems
  • Overheating of engine
  • Engine won’t start
  • Spark plugs do not ignite
  • Defective battery
  • Defective choke
  • Defective throttler
  • Fuel line connections defective
  • Steering friction screw issues
  • Starter handle defects
  • Gear shift lever defects
  • Choke knob issues
  • Clamp bracket defects
  • Trim rod defects
  • Engine stop button problems
  • Propeller defects
  • Anti-cavitation plate issues
  • Cooling water inlet defects
  • Anode defects
  • Fuel filter defects
  • Carburetor defects
  • Shift link and shift cable issues
  • Timing belt defects
  • Water pump defects
  • Throttle cable and link issues
  • Spark plug gap defects
  • Steering pivot defects
  • Propeller shaft defects
  • Ignition wiring poorly connected and defective
  • Thermostat defective
  • Air vent screw defects
  • Faulty starter components

Accidents with Defective Boats Can Be Life-Threatening

If you are in an accident with a defective boat, or a boat that has defective parts, that boat may be a lemon. Any time you have an accident on the waterways, you are risking a serious and potentially life-threatening outcome. Boating accidents can be the result of a boat defect, and these accidents are serious, including:

  • Defect causing grounding of the boat
  • Defects related to the boat capsizing in open ocean
  • Defects responsible for the boat flooding or swamping
  • Defects responsible for the boat catching on fire
  • Defective parts responsible for explosions on a boat
  • Defects related to a boat colliding with another vessel
  • Defects related to carbon monoxide asphyxiation of passengers on a boat
  • Defects in hybrid outboard motors

What Types of Injuries Are Typical of a Boat or Watercraft Defect?

People can be seriously injured when a boat or watercraft has a defect. Any defective part on a boat or watercraft can turn into a recipe for disaster, when the defect is found while out on the waterways.

Common injuries that result from boat and watercraft manufacturer’s defects can include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide exposure
  • Dislocation
  • Head injury
  • Hypothermia
  • Internal injuries
  • Laceration
  • Neck injury
  • Shock
  • Strain and sprains

Lemon boats and watercraft are responsible for many different types of accidents on the waterways. You will be shocked to find out that your boating or watercraft accident was really the fault of a defective manufacturer’s part that was on your boat or watercraft from day one!

Before you get into a serious accident or life-threatening situation on the water, give us a call as soon as you realize your boat or watercraft has a manufacturer’s defect. Just call us today at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537. We will walk you through the next steps to getting your full compensation package in recovery, for a defective boat or watercraft.

What Types of Accidents Can Result from Defective Boat and Watercraft Components and Parts?

If your boat or watercraft has a manufacturer’s defect, it can cause a serious accident. Odds are that the boat or watercraft defect will be found out after the vessel is out on the waterways. No one buys a new boat or watercraft expecting that it will have a serious manufacturer’s defect.

Everyone who buys a new boat or watercraft assumes that it is fit for the purpose for which it is intended. It is the expectation of every consumer of a boat or a watercraft that the manufacturer will create, manufacture and produce a product that is safe, secure, without defect and ready to be used on the waterways. When a manufacturer builds a boat or watercraft that has manufacturer defects, it is going to be a recipe for disaster – with often real to life consequences!

A boat or watercraft that has manufacturer defects is more than likely a lemon boat or watercraft. If the boat or watercraft is brand new, it is within the Lemon Laws that there should be restitution from the manufacturer for a lemon boat or watercraft.

Many accidents that are the result of a manufacturer defect on a boat or watercraft can be serious, or even life-threatening. Examples of these types of accidents can include:

  • Passengers falling overboard
  • People falling in the boat
  • Someone being ejected from the vessel
  • Grounding by the vessel
  • Sinking of a vessel
  • Being struck by another boat
  • Carbon monoxide exposure
  • Capsizing of the vessel

If you just bought a boat or watercraft and found out that it has a manufacturer’s defect, get on the phone and call us immediately at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537. You have the right to have a new boat or watercraft or one that is still under warranty, that is free from any defective parts that can cause a serious accident.

We are always ready to talk to you about your claim, just give us a call today. We are here to serve you, and want you to know that we can give you the full recovery package and the peace of mind that you deserve in this type of legal claim. Just pick up your smartphone, and give us a call today at the Guardian Lemon Law firm at 888.341.8537.

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