Q: Can a marina owner move someones boat to another slip without boat owners permission?
This very likely does not involve admiralty or maritime law. Most likely any legal
issue would be a contract question subject to your State law. I recommend you
call a lawyer locally, provide or describe the contract, if any, and look for local lawyers who offer a free initial consultation. If there are multiple lawyers listed free initial consultation you may be able to obtain a reliable answer without cost. Try several if you wish to per the above, Tom Evans Injury At Sea
Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer
It could depend on the terms of the facility's agreement. I can't speak for California law specifically, but as a general matter nationwide, I've seen dockage agreements that include provisions allowing moving vessels for special events, safety considerations, emergencies, or other circumstances. I agree with Mr. Evans - these settings could involve elements of state law. Good luck
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