David Weil is licensed to practice law in the state of California and, as such, some of the information provided in this column may not be applicable in a jurisdiction outside of California. Please note also that no two legal situations are alike, and it is impossible to provide accurate legal advice without knowing all the facts of a particular situation. Therefore, the information provided in this column should not be regarded as individual legal advice, and readers should not act upon this information without seeking the opinion of an attorney in their home state.
David Weil is the managing attorney at Weil & Associates (weilmaritime.com) in Long Beach. He is an adjunct professor of Admiralty Law at Loyola University Law School, is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and is former legal counsel to the California Yacht Brokers Association.
I am buying a boat through a yacht broker and the sea trial and survey will be completed next week.
My boat is listed for sale through a California broker and I recently accepted an offer from a prospective buyer.
A: The short answer to our reader’s question is a resounding “NO.” If the current owner of the boat sells
I am in the process of buying a 40 foot motor yacht that was a bank repo. The broker disclosed
We are interested in starting a charter business with the purchase of a 50 foot sportfishing yacht that is currently
I work as a chef aboard large motor yachts, mostly in the Caribbean. I have a job lined up for
Q: I made an offer to buy a boat several months ago but we had to back out of the
Q. My boat sank a couple of months ago due to the negligence of boat mechanic and I’m looking for
I have read a couple of your articles in recent issues of The Log about the private repossession and sale
I bought a 41 foot power boat two years ago with the help of a friend who loaned me the