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2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer

Boat was being transported by trailer & was in an accident, causing significant damage to hull & sterndrive.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

1998 Mako 282

A few months after purchasing a used boat, owner discovered cracks in hull. Mako said boat had no warranty, it had been sold as-is “scratch and dent” to a Mako employee. Survey inspection uncovered signs of previous repairs, cracks at transom, swim platform and chines, also excessive hull flexing. Manufacturer later recalled model line to correct transom defects.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

R Recall Check: A total of 2 recall(s) may apply to this watercraft [including information on the transom defect recall.]

1994 Thunderbird Formula F- 303

Boat crossed wake at high speed and came down on starboard side. Entire hull side delaminated from midships aft. Hull-deck joint separated at bow. Boat sank almost immediately. Boat was a total loss. Police report says owner and passengers were DUI drugs/alcohol.

R Accident Check: A total of 1 accident(s) reported for this vessel. Report states that excessive speed and alcohol use were the cause of the accident. No details about boat damage.

1997 Sea-Sport 24’

Used boat was listed for sale on web site. Boat surveyor recommended by broker inspected boat and gave it a good report. After purchase, owner noticed damages and learned that the boat had been totaled in a hurricane.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

1994 Wellcraft 46’ Cockpit MY

En route to the Bahamas the forward port lights blew out because of pressure from bow wave: boat filled w/ water & was close to sinking, electrical systems shorted out. Wellcraft immediately shipped replacement ports with metal frames. Electrical system hasn’t worked properly since.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

2000 Sea Ray 210 BR; MerCruiser 5.7L EFI w/ Alpha engine

Owner says shift mechanism never worked right. His wife remains disabled following an accident while docking. Dealer never told owner about Merc service bulletin describing defective shift assembly plate.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

1996 Century CC 2600

About 30 mi. offshore, port hull-deck joint separated entire length of boat. Surveyor didn’t see any transverse frames in accessible areas of hull interior. Hull is extremely thin, surveyor noted light construction throughout. He concluded that boat is not suitable for offshore use.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

2004 Rinker 232 Captiva

On first outing after buying used boat, owner says ride was really rough: docking lights broke, swim platform broke at every support, passenger seat support bent. Boat hull is “hooked.” Owner worked with manufacturer to make extensive repairs.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

2003 Silverton 38’ Convertible

Owner observed cracks in hull at each bulkhead, largest under engine is 3 ft. Cracks caused by hull flexing and voids in hull. After many repair attempts, factory added fiberglass to internal hull “to better spread the load,” hull was also repaired from the outside. Cracks returned after repairs.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

1995 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer

Surveyor inspected used boat and reported, “hull shell laminates and the hull’s internal framing are either damaged or very poorly constructed.” He found cracks on starboard inboard strake & cracking in hull around same area, requires over $27,000 to repair.

S Clean Accident Report: Our records show that the vessel has not been involved in an accident.

S Clean Severe Damage Report: Our records show that the vessel has not undergone any severe damage.

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