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Old 04-04-2013, 10:06   #1
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Manufacture Warranty on New Production Catamaran?

What is the typical manufacture warranty on new production catamarans?

I searched the forum with limited info, but google turned up the stuff below. Can anyone confirm below or help fill in blanks? I am researching a new cat and trying to gauge what is a "typical" or "good" warranty. Based on below ~5 years structural and osmosis? Also do these typically transfer with resale or are they just valid for original owner?

Outremer – 5 years structural. In past may have been 10 years structural and 5 years osmosis (aeroyacht website, resale listings)
Catana – 5 years structural (resale listings)
Fountaine Pajot – 5 year hull, 1 year boat (BYA website)
Lagoon - 5 years? In past may have been 10 year blister, 5 year structural (resale listing and 2002 crusing world article)
Seawind - 5 years (2004 cruising helmsman article)
Leopard - ?
Antares - ?

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Old 04-04-2013, 22:07   #2
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Re: Manufacture Warranty on New Production Catamaran?

Most manufactures offer a 1 year stem to stern warranty, and 5 years or so for manufacturing defects of the hull and super structure...
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:13   #3
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Warrantys are only good if the manufacturer stays in business. Ask Hunter owners about the value of the warranty. Zero.
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Warrantys are only good if the manufacturer stays in business. Ask Hunter owners about the value of the warranty. Zero.
Did Hunter go belly up?
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Last year. Now owned by the "new" Hunter.
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Last year. Now owned by the "new" Hunter.
So is the NEW HUNTER basically the same as the OLD HUNTER only without obligations to customers and creditors?
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Liam,

That's what Chapter 11 is all about! They sold the assets, kept the liabilities. Pay out pennies on the dollar.
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Re: Manufacture Warranty on New Production Catamaran?

So it sounds like 5 year structural and 1 year end-to-end is the closest thing to a standard? Provided that the company is still around when something goes wrong.

Is osmosis/ blistering considered within the structural warranty if not called out separately? It typically doesn't show up for 3-5+ years but it seems some manufacturers are willing to treat under warranty. If not structural is the motivation for them to treat to protect their brand name?

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Re: Manufacture Warranty on New Production Catamaran?

I know of a couple of manufactures that have written work off as warranty work even though the hull warranty has expired... I think most reputable builders know that a 20K is warranty work done is a lot less costly than the bad PR associated with a hull failure...

That being said... Don't expect a manufacture to do anything on a boat that more than 1-2 years outside of the hull warranty.
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Re: Manufacture Warranty on New Production Catamaran?

About to test the water with Lagoon as I have a hull problem which they claim to be cosmetic. On a boat only two and a half years old, original owner, I'm waiting anxiously to see how thing go. Reputations are on the line!
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Keep us posted, and good luck!
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