Perils of a Pleasure Boat Insurance in Spain.
“Well, what happened to the boat?”, some reader might wonder.
To avoid losing both the boat and the received indemnity over time to the COMPANY-picked boat-yard, the boat owner donated the boat to a Navigation School on the Mainland in exchange for the pending and rising demands from the COMPANY-picked boat-yard. ￼
Besides being repaired at the same boat-yard, the boat received a total renovation, an echosounder, a speed log, new VHF radio equipment, a new life raft and rescue-equipment, a full painting job, and a complete official survey for a Sea-Worthiness-Certificate and a Spanish Matriculation. ￼
From a reliable source, the expenses for the repair-jobs did not come up to the costs demanded from the Swedish boat owner. The difference amounted to more than 3000 €. ￼
I apreciate serious comments and opinions on this topic, since I´m ignorant in jurisprudence, but quite experienced as a seaman.
Taking the case to Court in spite of being more or less broke, or keep on warning unknowing pleasure boat owners in the hope of getting a relevant opinion some day? Please read again and have a good think before you give an opinion.
Don Quijote del Mar.