By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 02:19 PM EDT
“Do I need an extended warranty?” asked the caller to the Boat Owners Association of The United States’ (BoatUS) Consumer Protection Bureau.
It was one of dozens of similar phone calls the organization gets each spring from harried boat buyers around the country. The answer is that “extended warranties,” also known as service contracts, may not offer the full coverage you’re hoping for. Knowing what they will and will not cover, however, will give a boat buyer the chance to make an educated purchase.
Here are some tips from the BoatUS Consumer Protection Bureau: