It is a great shame both for your dream and manufactures reputation, there could be a number of parties involved to a claim - meaning supplier of the fiber glass products could be at fault and as well as workmanship.
Bottom line, the manufacture should be insured. Return the boat asks for a replacement on major structural faults. First if possible I would go to the yacht designer
and notify them of the faults. As they receive royalties for each boat build of their design they have a lot to lose if a faulty product has their name on it.
IN TURN THE Yacht designers will hold manufactures to a count as it is their reputation and name on the design (This places more presure on the manufacture for a quick solution)
As the designer
could cancel the manufactures build contract
in most cases. I would consult with the designer and establish if the boat is a hazard to life or not on the open ocean in all weather
sailing if it is the case then.....
Cheaper then and faster way for a positive solution then using lawyer.
Take the designer assessment to the manufacture and demand a new boat replacement if it is structural or repair if it is superficial gel coat issue and non structural fault.
Be prepared in case you hit a warrantee road block by first hiring a capable Public Relations person that writes boating
articles for a living they are ex journalists. Pay them to write up a draft
article ready to send to the media with both the boat designers and manufactures names included as well as your experience in dealing trying to hold the manufacture to rectify the problem.
Flag the draft
article in front of the manufactures management faces. (Never leave a copy)
limit them to 24 hrs to think of an agreeable solution for a problem not of your making.
At this point you should be offered a solution to the problem youíre experiencing on no account should you accept a rebuild
if it is a structural problem as your surveyor seems to think. Only a new boat replacement will do.
Why? A repair of the manufactures bad workmanship could remove the warranty responsibility on the original build. The rebuild
will change your claim. You could find yourself in for a very unhappy ring around the rosy time messy time of blames and no one responsible. Plus you will suffer a significant devaluation of your boats value because of a structural repair.
If it is a building materials are at fault, it is not your problem, the manufacture can claim recompense from the suppler not you..
If they will not honor their warrantee, remember to go hard no quarter should be given to the manufactures. Push the PR side for all you got on line social media like this is a great leaver to bend them for a resolution.
Build your case with care then you have a far better chance of getting the result you seek.
My hope is you don't have to resort to my suggestions. However my life experence tells me you need to know your options,as using lawyers should be the very last resort.
Best of luck,
Kryg S.V. Skoiern IV