It doesn't have to
be complicated to be valuable.
The First Mate Marine Limited Warranty is designed
to give the maximum amount of coverage for the minimum amount of
involvement. Submit the warranty
registration and keep the documentation with the boat. If there is
ever a problem, just call the number on the warranty certificate and we'll
assign a claim number and start working with you or your shop right away. Whether
you're home or leave home, the First Mate Marine Warranty department is prepared
to work with professionals where you are to get you back in the water.
Some warranties are pro-rated:
That means the older warranty is the less it
is worth. Parts
that are fully paid may only be worth a small fraction later in the
warranty period. A big labor amount early in the warranty
period may shrink to almost nothing by the end of the warranty period!
Always look for a non-pro-rated warranty.
The First Mate Marine
Limited Warranty is not pro-rated:
It is worth as much on the last day as it was
on the first. If
a part was fully paid on the first day, it will be fully paid
as long as the warranty is in force.
Some warranties are not transferable:
If you want to sell something with a non-transferable
warranty the value of the warranty becomes zero at the moment of
is almost impossible to recover the value of your investment. Insist
on the transferable warranty.
The First Mate Marine Limited
Warranty if fully and automatically transferable:
Just throw the owner's document in the
glove box of your boat and should there ever be a covered problem,
whoever owns the boat will be able to claim the full value
of the warranty.
Some warranties require transfer documentation
Some warranties are transferable but they
often require you to complete and submit a transfer form along
with a transfer fee, sometimes $50 or more. You
have to pay again for something you thought you had already
paid for. Look for a warranty that
has no complicated rules or transfer charges.
Just throw the owners document in the glove box, and the warranty
follows the boat.
No transfer fee!
If there is a covered failure, whoever owns the boat just calls
Some warranties are good at a limited group of shops:
installations require that you return to the installing shop for
warranty work and others may only require you to go to a shop that
the company specifies. Look for a warranty
that allows you the freedom to move or travel. We call
the First Mate Marine Limited Warranty or "Anywhere
Warranty": We call it the anywhere warranty because
it is good practically anywhere. All
you do is call the number on your owner's document and we'll
take it from there. We'll even help located a professional
near you who can work with your warranty representative to
get you moving again.
Some warranties are managed by insurance
We all know what it's like to try to get a fair and reasonable
settlement from an insurance company. Look for a warranty that is
managed by the company that made the product. The
company that makes the product always maintains the vested
interest in keeping customers happy while a disinterested
third party has nothing at stake in your satisfaction.
First Mate Marine Limited Warranty is managed by First
The phone number on your First Mate
Marine Limited Warranty will get you a warranty representative
right here at the factory. You
and your mechanic will be talking with a trained professional
who has access to all the records and other factory professionals
necessary to get your problem resolved.