Taiwan-based Hudson Yacht and Marine Industries blamed design flaws in Gunboat International’s models, not builder error, for problems that resulted in warranty claim disputes and eventually in Gunboat filing a lawsuit against HYM.
Trade Only follows developments in lawsuits that can have a significant effect on companies or sections of the worldwide marine industry.
Taiwan-based Hudson Yachts and Marine Industries Inc. is “vehemently” denying allegations in a lawsuit filed in Rhode Island’s U.S. District Court by Gunboat International alleging that HYM produced subpar Gunboat models, refused to perform warranty work on them and then launched a competing “knockoff” brand.
Gunboat International, a North Carolina builder of luxury carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is suing a yard in China that it had contracted to build its largest models, saying some work was never done and that the yard refused to pay warranty claims on other poorly constructed yachts it had built — allegedly costing the company…more
Five former employees of the Bradenton Yacht Club filed a collective action lawsuit against the club, arguing that the club failed to pay Florida’s full minimum wage to servers and bartenders, who also had other duties.
An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission has ruled in favor of Johnson Outdoors in a dispute with Garmin.
Garmin International, a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd., said today that an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission issued an initial determination in an investigation that Navico Holdings AS brought against Garmin.
In response to Malibu Boats’ patent-infringement lawsuit against MasterCraft Boat Co., MasterCraft issued a brief statement, saying it “strongly denies the allegations made in the lawsuit.”
Malibu Boats filed a lawsuit against MasterCraft Boat Co. for allegedly infringing on its Surf Gate patent.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is denying allegations that it violated Florida’s Sunshine Law when it entered into a licensing agreement with the city of Miami to hold the Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.
Marquis Yachts reached a settlement with European builder VanDutch Marine after filing a lawsuit alleging that VanDutch had breached an agreement for the Wisconsin builder to produce its yachts.