WIMBI BOATS® WARRANTY POLICY

 

 

WIMBI BOATS® WARRANTY POLICY

Warranties under the Wimbi Boats® brand are implemented based on the following information provided for any new Wimbi Boats® craft.

Warranty periods are as follows:

  • 12 months against any defective construction
  • 2 years for the fiberglass structure
  • 2 years for the assembly, pneumatic tubes and equipment
  • 2 years for an inboard engine
  • 5 years for an outboard engine*
*Applicable with an annual overhaul contract at a certified partner’s

For electronic devices or deck fittings, warranties are stated by the respective builders and usually cover a 1 or 2-year period. Under certain conditions, Wimbi Boats® will be able to assist you to enforce your warranties, but in no case be liable. Warranties do not apply in the event of the owner being responsible for damage which might have been committed following poor maintenance, misuse or an accident.

The warranty does not apply in the event of damage being caused by third-party components, an accident or improper use.

Maintaining your Wimbi Boats® craft

Your boat’s lifespan will mostly depend on you be it both regarding its use and maintenance. In order to maintain your Wimbi Boats® craft under the best possible conditions and ensure its longevity, a certain number of points must be regularly checked for warranties to apply:

  • Open the engine compartment each time before starting up (on inboard engines);
  • Check the bilge pumps are in good working order (replace them immediately in case of failure);
  • Do not leave your cushions in a space subject to prolonged dampness (remove them from the boat should the latter not be used for several months);
  • Never leave your cushions in prolonged contact with the hull without wiping them so that damp patches do not form between the cushions and the hull;
  • Cover your console with the Wimbi Boats® canvas sheet so as to protect electronics;
  • Rinse and wipe your boat using fresh water after each sailing so that water and salt do not damage it, especially all the chrome/stainless steel parts as well as outboard engines;
  • Clean and protect your air tubes (Hypalon©) using products solely recommended by ORCA®;
  • Remember to turn all batteries on and off before and after each use;
  • Do not use electrical accessories for a prolonged period without checking your batteries beforehand;
  • Despite the indications given by onboard electronics, you must regularly check all your fluid levels: engine oil, base oil, steering oil, your water tank, fuel tank, as well as your black water tank;
  • We recommend you always check your anchor is properly attached prior to each departure. In the event of rough sea conditions, we recommend you attach it to the windlass and disconnect the ON/OFF button (for boats equipped with an electrical windlass).
  • Your entire safety equipment must always be in order, serviced and conform to your navigation zone as well as your boat’s flag;
  • Always carry a VHF Radio with you (a mobile one in the event that the boat’s size calls for one, not a fixed one) and review alert messages;
  • Have your boat’s registration number featured on both sides as well as on the cockpit;
  • In the event that you navigate on the high seas, take all the necessary measures that such sailing entails;
  • An underwater inspection must be conducted annually and more if needed, depending on what condition the anchoring area/port is in, and a coat or two of epoxy will need to be applied every 3 years by recognized professionals producing an itemized bill;
  • We recommend you clean your boat with fresh water only, and not use any product so as to not remove any possible protective UV coating or other, and always use soft, non-abrasive sponges and a chamois leather.

This is but an exhaustive list of most frequently encountered situations. Other points that fall under common sense must naturally be taken into consideration.