Features July 1, 1999 Issue

New Boat Warranties: How To Work Them in Your Favor

The warranty for a new boat is a lot different than a new car. In most cases a boatís rudder and gelcoat arenít covered. And when seeking repairs for work that is covered, a buyer often gets caught between a tight-fisted builder and an indifferent dealer. We asked builders, dealers and owners how to ensure that the fine print doesnít turn your love affair into a nightmare.

Reader survey responses say, 'Beware the fine print,' especially those dealing with exclusions.

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