BIA Dealer Certified Used Boat Warranty


Purchasing a used boat has now become far less risky with the launch of a new Boating Industry Association backed used boat warranty program.

The BIA Dealer Certified Used Boat Warranty provides complete peace of mind to families who purchase a used boat or PWC from a participating BIA marine dealer. Under this program consumers are assured that they are not buying someone else’s problem boat.

Before a used boat is brought onto the sales yard of a BIA dealer, it must undergo and pass an extensive range of tests. The history of the boat is checked to assure clear title and there is a 50 point pre-sale inspection to ensure that it is fully operational and mechanically sound.

This attention to detail allows only the best BIA used boats to be offered for sale as a BIA Certified Used Boat. This is the very best guarantee that a boat consumer can obtain. Now consumers can buy with absolute confidence. You can tow away the boat knowing that that you have purchased a quality boat commensurate to its age and hour meter reading.

After taking delivery of the used boat, the benefits and comfort level continues. Every boat, motor and trailer package covered by the BIA Certified Used Boat Warranty is fully covered for one year against mechanical failure. At the time of purchase, the boat buyer can opt for a small additional fee, an extra year cover to take the total warranty to two years.

The expansive warranty covers a broad range of parts and components. Included in the cover is the outboard engine from the gearcase right the way through to the flywheel and everything in-between. On the boat itself, instruments, wiring, windscreen, steering and fuel system are all covered and with the trailer the winch, wheel bearings and coupling are included.

Of course, like all warranties there are conditions and limits attached. The limit of the warranty is $7500 in total, and there are specified limits attached to individual items or assemblies. As a condition of the BIA Certified Used Boat warranty, the owner is required to have the boat serviced every 12 months or 100 hours.

The BIA Dealer Certified Used Boat Warranty is managed by Nautilus Marine.

According to the Nautilus Marine Sales & Marketing Director, Mark Crockford, the new program provides a blanket of comfort to the purchasers of used boats.

“This is a wonderful new program that elevates the quality of stock held by an Australian marine retailer,” Mark Crockford said.

“Now a boating family can buy with absolute confidence knowing that their used boat purchased has passed the stringent 50 Point Safety Check. This ensures the used boat stock is amongst the best in the business and certainly removes any risk associated with buying privately or from overseas. It doesn’t get any better than this level of protection.”

With over 125 years of marine insurance expertise between the senior Nautilus Marine executives, Nautilus Marine is absolutely committed to providing high levels of customer service, backed by local knowledge.

Nautilus Marine Insurance Agency is a wholly Australian owned insurance agency that provides insurance programs for boat owners and for the marine industry. This insurance is issued by Nautilus Marine Insurance Agency Pty Ltd (ABN 34 100 633 038 AFSL 227186) on behalf of certain underwriters at Lloyd’s. Nautilus Marine has offices across Australia.