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Spain confirms the denial of limitation of liability to private yachts

SuperyachtNews – July 2017

The Spanish Supreme Court has confirmed that the owners of private yachts will not be able to apply for limitation of liability in the event that their yachts cause damage to others during marina fires…


On 28 June 2017, the Spanish Supreme Court passed a judgment that confirmed the conclusions of an earlier judgment, being that private superyacht owners are not entitled to limit their liability in respect to damages caused to other vessels in the event of a fire while berthed in a marina. The decision taken by the Spanish Supreme Court contradicts common law decisions and, given that this is the second such judgement, is now entrenched in Spanish case law.

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