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Buying a Used Beneteau First 27.7 Warranty Issues
Hi Guys and Girls.
I am presently in the process of buying a 1.5 yr old First 27.7. Prior to doing the deal one of the marina cleaners pointed out a problem with the lifting keel, in that the nylon keel box liner had dropped 2" out the bottom of the keel box. The owner has put it into the Beneteau dealer for a warranty fix, the problem being attributed to a sheared screw.
However I have discovered that although the owner has had the boat inspected by the dealer and engine and saildrive inspected/serviced on schedule the dealer has never filled out the warranty manual to reflect this work and other warranty work they have performed.
More importantly now the dealer would appear to be reluctant to fill out the warranty card. Should I purchase the boat I am worried that I will have no legal recourse to the warranty which if they decided Beneteau could simply say they boat was not serviced on schedule and hence the warranty I inherit is no longer valid.
Has anyone had similar experiences or could offer any thoughts.
Last edited by wilko; 02-04-2007 at 09:02 AM.