I bought my SeaRay 200 Select in 2003, I Bought it with the proceeds (Ironicaly) from settling a court case with Norwich Union.you can see the details of that case here, https://www.casemine.com/judgement/uk/5a8ff7a260d03e7f57eb08ff
this was settled (Out of court agreement case sealed) in the high court chancery division in front of three Law Lords, I ran a website about that case, Norwich union eventually paid a significant sum to have the website taken down in addition to the out of court settlement. I Paid 17,000 for my boat in 2003 Between then and 2020 I have maintained her myself , and shared the joy with family, friends, Customers and Suppliers. She has racked up 500 hours on the engine and been mostly reliable. In 2015 I put her in the DryStack at MDL’s Saxon Wharf, the cost was about 220 per month, which I considered fair given the excellent service they provide. To be clear I have no dispute or grievance with the service that MDL and the staff have provided. Around 2019 I got stuck in Brazil during Covid so between 2019 and today December 2022 the boat has only been used once or twice and therefore we have not used MDL’s services other than storage during that period although until February 2022 we happily Agreed to pay the Full dry stack Rate. In June 2021 I lost my primary source of income, we struggled to pay all our bills and because I am now 61 it’s been hard to replace that income. By February 2022 we started to fall into arrears with MDL and whilst we paid what we could by the end of February 2022 those arrears stood at about 2 months dry stack fees or GBP 555 Its worth noting that since 2015 we had actually paid over 100 months of fees.
So here we are at February 2022 with no job and 2 payments owed to MDL ! (In the documents section you can find all the details