Sales of Vessels

It is important to note that the sale of a vessel and a contract for the construction of a vessel do not fall within the federal court’s maritime jurisdiction.

However, a contract for the repair of a vessel are deemed a maritime contracts and admiralty law applies. This an area of contention. For example, in one case, where the customization components of a new yacht were in dispute, the court held that was deemed still to be a contract for construction dispute rather than one of repair.

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