About Licensing: FAQ

 

LICENSING OVERVIEW: When you purchase a license from us it is for the building of ONE boat only. Any additional hulls built from the same file require a 50% fee per boat built to be paid. Upon payment of the licensing fee you will be issued a Certificate Of Authenticity , which will also contain a Hull Identification Number. The COA document grants you access to use our files to build one boat. The Hull Identification Number is to be permanently attached to the upper right corner of the transom and becomes the boats serial number. This is an international requirement and is globally standardized through ISO 10087: 2006

BUYING OR SELLING: Every new or used boat of our design, bought, or sold MUST be accompanied by the Certificate Of Authenticity and Hull Identification Number to be legal. The COA remains with the boat for it's lifetime and is non-transferable. Insurance companies and local authorities will ask for this documentation during registration.

We take copyright infringement very seriously and have a policy of issuing Designers Liens and/or Legal Action against any, and all unauthorized builds.

BUILDERS: Email us for licensing additional builds and production runs. OWNERS: If you have purchased a boat built to our design and suspect that it may not be licensed (It has no COA/HIN) please contact us regarding the builder and we will issue you the proper paperwork to ensure that your boat is legal.

LICENSE TYPES:
Private Builder License
Commercial Builder License
Franchise License
Custom Design License

 

LEGAL:

OWNERSHIP OF PLANS Unless otherwise agreed to by Trident Welding in writing the Owner is authorized to build only one vessel from the design. Drawings and Specifications as instruments of service are owned by and shall remain the property of the Designer. Additional hulls may be licensed for 50% of the original fee. Please contact us regarding additional builds prior to use of the files so that we may authorize use and issue licensing documents.

Upon completion of the vessel all Plans and Specifications used by the Builder during construction shall be returned to the Designer, or otherwise destroyed. All computer files such as CNC Nests, AutoCAD Drawings, must be deleted upon completion of the vessel. Any distribution, sharing, or re-use of these files is a violation of international copyright  law.

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