Marina Liability

Marina Operator’s Duties

Marina operators are responsible for ensuring that all vessels can make a safe berth, that any boats moored or stored at the marina are kept safe from damage, and that there is no damage to a vessel during the refueling process. If the operator fails to address any deficiencies, dangers or hazards at the marina, the marina is liable for any damages or injuries that occur to a vessel or its occupants.  However, marinas may obtain liability insurance in order to protect themselves from legal obligations after an accident.

Marina Liability Insurance

This insurance is called Marina Operators Legal Liability Insurance, which covers any damage that occurs to a vessel that was under the marina’s “care, custody and control.” The specific protections that the insurance provides will depend on the package that operator purchased. Some packages will include coverage for personal injury or death, but many packages do not. There can be other types of insurance coverage as well. 

Kinds of Marina Liability Issues

Call Us for a Free Consultation Regarding Marina Claims

If you are an individual and you or your vessel have been injured or damaged or if you have a legal issue arising in the marina environment call us for a consultation regarding your legal rights. 

If you are a marina or marina operator and are involved in a dispute regarding breach of contract or liability for an accident, our firm can consult with you regarding your legal rights and responsibilities.

Our firm can consult and help guide parties through the insurance claim process and provide legal representation in marina claims, in some instances.

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