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WARRANTY

Warranty Periods and Conditions

 

ALUMINIUM HULLS

Makocraft aluminium boats are warranted for thirty six (36) calendar months (3 years) after the boat has been sold by our dealer for the first time. Purchasing of a  Boat & Dunbier Trailer Package offers an extended one (1) year warranty, if ordered on a fitted & supplied Dunbier Trailer from Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd  and not dealer fitted boat & trailer packages, meaning the boat hull only (Structure only) and trailer are covered for a total of three years (36 calendar months). For warranty conditions on the Dunbier Trailer, refer to their applicable owners' manual supplied with the trailer. Our liability for Makocraft boats is limited to making good any defects by repairing the same or at our option by replacement, in a period not exceeding the warranty period. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Provided that:

Special Provisions Require that:

 

  • The boat must be maintained and used in accordance with the Boat Capacity Plate and necessary Maintenance Directions attached to the boat.

  • The Boat has not been damaged by misuse, accident, neglect or used for competitive purposes.

  • The Boat and/or outboard must not have been modified, altered or operated outside safe boating practices or the limits of the design specifications.

  • Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd shall not be liable for consequential loss of any kind arising out of the supply or operation of the boats.

  • The warranty does not cover any consequential expenses beyond the warranty repair of the boat itself, e.g. Freighting.

  • Paint is warranted against defective paint or application, NOT against the normal effect of wear and tear, oxidisation, fuel or solvents damage or dissimilar metals. Oxidisation has the potential to bubble the paint finish. Surface contaminates can cause oxidisation if not removed from the vessel.

  • The timber and carpet floors warranty is limited to installation for a period of 12 months and does not cover the effects of weathering or wear and tear.

  • Windscreen/windshield breakage and leakage around    windscreens/windshields or other designed openings are not covered under warranty.

  • All items fitted to a Makocraft Boat which are not manufactured by Makocraft Boats will be applicable to their own warranty as implied by the manufacture of the product.

  • Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd will NOT warrant boats, which have been improperly trailed. E.g. wobble/ multi roller trailers and off road use. Incorrect or insufficient tie down from vessel to trailer, no engine support through an engine support bracket.

  • Fitting of wedges and anti-ventilation plate foils could void the warranty. (Refer to special provisions No. 3)

  • Work agreed to be repaired by Makocraft will be done ex-factory, and freighting cost to and from the factory will be the purchaser’s responsibility NOT Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd, however for regional dealers a value equivalent to cost done ex-factory can be made available on special request. The warranty does not cover items replaced during normal service and maintenance operations which are subject to wear. These arrangements apply regardless of any change in ownership during the period covered.

  • All warranties and conditions implied under the Trade Practices Act, including as to one of merchantable quality, are not excluded by this warranty except that Makocraft limits it liability for breach to:

(a)   the replacement of the boat or products; or

(b)   the repair of the boat or products,

 

At Makocraft’s option, with all freighting costs to be the purchaser’s responsibility. 

  • The above warranty is in lieu of any and all warranties expressed or implied, conferred by statute or otherwise and is the only warranty given Horizon Aluminium Boats on the boat or any part thereof. Any such warranties under the Sale Of Goods Act are expressly excluded.

 

Commercial Use

As possible commercial applications and the conditions of usage vary so much, and as success depends on the capability of the user, Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd. cannot warrant boats used commercially (except at our total discretion) or warrant that Makocraft are suitable for any particular commercial application. In this regard the purchaser must satisfy themself.

 

IMPORTANT

The contents of our brochure and or website, excluding Warranty and Warranty Special provisions, will not form part of any contractual agreement. Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd recommends all persons comply with their local boating regulations and are familiar with safe boating practices.

 

Due to Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd commitment to continually improve our products, we reserve the right to modify and or change without notice, any design, materials, specifications, equipment and/or accessories. Because of variations which occur in manufacture and supply of products, all capacities, measurements, dimensions and weights quoted should only be taken as approximate only and are subject to change, all paint colours and trim depicted are as close as the reproduction process allows and Makocraft Australia Pty Ltd reserves the right to discontinue or change equipment, paint colours and trim with out notice.

Important - Please note, whilst the utmost care will be taken, normally painted models ordered as unpainted will show welds,construction marks and blemishes due to the nature of the construction process. 

 

Makocraft GLASS HULLS

Our Makocraft glass boats come with a guarantee that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and failure does not amount to a major failure for:

a) for a period of sixty (60) months for the 530 X-Offshore or twelve (12) months for the X-Lite and X-Max from the date of original retail sale, Makocraft will repair or replace the hull or deck of the Boat if structurally defective.
b) for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of the original retail sale, Makocraft will repair or replace free of charge any other part of the Boat found to be defective in factory materials or workmanship under normal use and operation within Australia. Please note; that unless otherwise required by law, this warranty does not cover gelcoat deterioration or damage, windscreen leakage, decals and 'tea-staining'.

For the purpose of this warranty, the terms; "structurally defective" means containing a defect that causes the hull or deck to be unsafe or unfit for use in normal recreational operating conditions; "hull" means the single fibreglass moulded shell and integral fibreglass structural components below the hell flange; and "deck" means the single fibreglass moulded shell and internal fibreglass structural components above the hull flange.

This warranty applies only where the boat: 

a) has been properly used and operated;
b) has been fitted with an engine (or engines) which exceed the maximum horsepower or engine/transom weights specified by Makocraft;
c) has been properly maintained and cared for;
d) has not been used for either water ski or ocean racings or any other form of competition use or for commercial use;
e) has not been modified or adjusted after being delivered by Makocraft;

f) The trailer is correctly adjusted and meets Makocraft minimum trailer requirements.

g) All warranty work is approved in writing by Makocraft before repairs are carried out.

h) The repair or replacement is carried out by an authorised Makocraft dealer or by some other person approved in writing by Makocraft prior to the repair being carried out.

The warranty does not cover any consequential loss of anything arising out of the supply or operation of the boat. IE; freight. Any work agreed to be repaired by Makocraft, will be done ex factory, and freights costs to and from the factory, will be the responsibility of the purchaser. The warranty does not cover items replaced during the normal service and maintenance operations and which are subject to wear.

Makocraft shall not be liable for consequential loss of any kind arising out of the supply or operation of the boat.

These arrangements apply regardless of any change in ownership during the period covered.