Oakland, CA asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Can a marina owner move someones boat to another slip without boat owners permission?

And what are the reprecussions of doing it?

2 Lawyer Answers
Tom Evans
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Tom Evans
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Seattle, WA

A: 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

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: 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

Tim Akpinar

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