Please Read Our "About Licensing" Post First
LICENSED BUILDERS: An individual, Limited Company, or Corporation who builds a boat, or boats, from our CNC Kits becomes a Licensed Builder in agreement with Metal Boat Kits. Whether a Private Builder or Commercial Builder a Royalty for each boat built is due upon commencement of each hull build. The license fee paid at the time of purchase is for the construction of ONE HULL ONLY. All subsequent hulls constructed require payment of 50% of the original licensing fee. Another HIN and COA will be issued for each hull upon receipt of the license fee. This must be done to ensure the boat is legal. Unlicensed boats will have a designers lien placed against them.
COMMERCIAL LICENSE: Each Commercially Licensed Builder receives space on the metalboatkits.com websites “Licensed Builders” page advertising their business, photos of their builds, links to their website and contact information. In this way metalboatkits.com acts as a central marketing hub for interested buyers for our designs worldwide. In short we will refer interested buyers in your Territory to you, and protect your Territory from competitors.
PROTECTED TERRITORIES: Partnered Commercial Builders will be assured that no other commercial builder will be licensed in their Territory while they hold a valid license agreement (Note: Commercial Licenses are granted on a per design basis unless you are a Franchised Builder.)
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.