Boat Warranties: What to Look For



Without a boat warranty (or without a good warranty), boat ownership can be an expensive hassle. With a quality warranty, however, owning a boat is exactly what it should be: carefree, enjoyable, and relaxing. Do you know what to look for in a boat warranty? Are you aware of the various aspects and how they affect your wallet? We’d like to share some important information about boat warranties that will help you make a smart boat-buying decision.

Find Out What’s Covered and What’s Uncovered

This is probably the single most important aspect of boat warranties. While it sounds simple and obvious, it can easily go overlooked. What is covered and what is not? Are cracks in the hull covered? Are broken seals between the hull and deck covered? What happens if there is a problem with the wiring? Don’t make assumptions. Check the warranty and find what you need to know before you buy.

When buying a boat, it’s important to be as detailed as possible when researching the warranty. At Scout Boats, we are as transparent and informative as possible with our boat warranties. We want to make sure you fully understand every detail, and we’ll gladly talk with you to make sure you have all of the information you need.

Is the Boat Warranty Transferable?

What happens to the warranty when you sell the boat? Is it completely voided, or does it automatically transfer to the new owner? Are there steps you need to take to transfer the warranty? Scout uses a transferable warranty that simply requires the use of a Warranty Transfer Form.

The Engine Will Be Covered Separately

In most cases, the boat’s engine will require a warranty that is separate from the boat itself. For example, at Scout we install many Yamaha engines. Part of the reason we choose these top-quality outboard motors is because of their fantastic warranties—not to mention world-class performance and reliability. Whether you purchase a Scout or a different boat brand, be sure you understand the specifics of your engine warranty as well.

Providing Some of the Finest Boat Warranties in the Industry

Three-Year Stem-to-Stern Warranty

Scouts’ warranties start with a three-year stem-to-stern warranty that covers a wide range of components and parts. Throughout the three-year timeframe, we will cover the cost of parts and accessories that were made or installed by us during the manufacturing process.

Ten-Year Structural Hull Warranty

We are dedicated to ensuring that the hull on your boat is free of structural defects. To demonstrate our commitment and give you peace of mind, we have included a ten-year structural warranty that is completely transferable. With this warranty, you can count on us to repair or replace any boat that is defective for an entire decade.

Reliable, Trustworthy Boats with a World-Class Warranty

You can drive a boat that looks great, rides like a cloud, and comes with one of the best warranties in the entire industry. Scout Boats are made to a high standard, and we confidently and proudly stand behind our boats with generous warranties.

Contact Scout Boats today to learn more about our top-quality warranties and world-class fishing boats.