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Bass Cat Boats warrants each new fiberglass boat to its original noncommercial purchaser for a two-year period. Warranted to be free from defects in the workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions. Certain items are under coverage by the manufacturer(s), separate of Bass Cat manufactured goods. Bass Cat makes no claim to represent, circumvent or exercise the independent manufacturer(s) warranties.

This warranty is valid in the United States and does not apply to (1) Any boat which shall have been repaired or altered in any way so as to affect its use and operation; (2) gelcoat cracking, crazing, blistering, fading, discoloring or any similar situation; (3) windshield breakage; (4) any boat which has been subject to misuse, alteration, neglect, accident, used for racing purposes or operated in a negligent manner at the opinion of Bass Cat boats; (5) upholstery damage; (6) any boat utilizing over an 8” jackplate (2009) or altering of standard equipment offered specifically by Bass Cat; (7) any boat which has been overpowered, according to the maximum recommended engine horsepower specified for that particular model, on the capacity plate. (8) any part or component expired within a reasonable time of its expected operational period.

To validate the warranty, the boat registration card must be returned to Bass Cat Boats within fifteen (15) days of the original purchase. Under USA Federal law all boat manufacturers are required to notify first purchasers, in the event that any defect is discovered “which creates a substantial risk of personal injury to the public,” or any noncompliance with Federal regulations by the manufacturer. Failure by any first purchaser to fill out and return the warranty registration card, or complete transfer, may make it impossible for Bass Cat Boats to give direct notice to such purchaser and does not execute warranty.

This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and in lieu of all other obligations or liabilities on the part of Bass Cat Boats. Bass Cat Boats expressly denies, on the part of any person to incur or assume for it, any other liability in connection with the sale or use of its boats and trailers. Implied warranties, if any, given by valid law, shall be limited to the duration of this written warranty.

The obligation of Bass Cat Boats, under this warranty, shall be limited to the repair or replacement of any part which is judged defective by Bass Cat. During the term of this warranty repairs will be made free of charge, at any authorized Bass Cat service center under guidelines excepted by Bass Cat, or by Bass Cat itself at its discretion and approval. Transportation costs to the factory are the responsibility of the purchaser. All warranty repairs must be approved by Bass Cat personnel, whose decisions are final. Removal of components which are termed rigging parts will not be the responsibility of Bass Cat Boats. Bass Cat Boats will not be liable for haul-out, launching, towing or storage charges, inconvenience or loss of time or income, or any other special or consequential damages of any kind or nature.

Bass Cat Boats accepts no liability for those components which are or may be marketed to the retail consumer and selected as standard or optional equipment on a Bass Cat Boat. Examples of those components may be and are not limited to, outboard engines, propellers, fish finding equipment, instruments, trolling motors, battery chargers, engine controls and ignition switches, batteries, radio/stereos, bow guards, and covers.

An extended Lifetime Warranty also applies. These are transferable warranties through an authorized Bass Cat dealer or through Bass Cat Boats. There is a charge for transferring the warranty and it may be transferred only under the guidelines issued at that time period. Transfer is only complete upon receipt by Bass Cat, qualification, fees and transfer.

Extended lifetime warranty to the original consumer is transferable on used boats which are sold through an authorized Bass Cat dealership and/or pass an applicable qualifications check list for that particular model. There is a charge for verification and transfer. Lifetime warranty covers manufacturers defects in the structure in its original state. Any modifications, additions or changes to the boat from its original manufactured condition may be judged invalid for transfer. Under those conditions only the fees for transfer will be redeemed. Qualification fees will be deemed as a service performed.

Assessments of the Lifetime Warranty will be executed base prorating dependent on the age and condition of the boat, using NADA, ABOS, or similar accepted value booklets available at that time.

Bass Cat warrants all Bass Cat trailers for a period of two (2) years, for noncommercial use under guidelines stated in this limited warranty. No exceptions or other offers apply. Tires and certain other items may be subject to their own independent warranty restrictions and available only through those company(s) dealers, agents or representatives. Transfer is applicable under transfer guidelines in this written warranty.

The information in this literature is based upon the latest product information available at the time of publication approval. Bass Cat Boats reserves the right to make changes anytime, without notice, in colors, equipment, specifications, materials, hulls, prices, and discontinuation of models. When changes are made, we reserve the right to do so without incurring the obligations to equip, or modify, existing models built prior to the date of such changes.

 

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