Originally Posted by FtLaudTwo
Perfect, Secure Dockage for Trawler at luxury home in Fort Lauderdale.
Mature, experienced couple (previous owners of 38’ Marine Trader) will provide dockage, maintenance and management your 36-43’ trawler in exchange for usage. Will trade dockage at their beautiful, conveniently located home (one turn off the Intracoastal) in exchange for usage of the boat as agreed between the parties. Boat must be in good condition. Dock cannot be used for live aboard but a one or two night stay by the boat owners on occasion may be acceptable.
Interesting concept except for the insurance issues from both a boat and a property insurance stand point.
From a boat stand point, this arrangement could be looked upon as chartering as consideration is changing hands.
From a property stand point, the property owner could be considered as conducting a marina business. There might also be some liability issues if the boat were damaged at the dock.
Hope you and the boat owner discuss the situation with your insurance agents prior to entering into a relationship.
Isn't it wonderful the degree of control insurance companies have over our lives. NOT!!!