Situation: 60' boat on the hard in Central Florida Marina. 1 day before port is closed, marina tells the boat owner the marina is closed, and he can't board his boat to remove some hand tools. There has been no prior written, email, or phone notice. The gate is open, the boat owner goes to boat, recovers his tools, and when he tries to leave, the marina has closed the gate and called the cops. Two weeks later, the marina engages an attorney who delivers a "Cease & Desist" letter to the boat owner, giving him 30 days to vacate or the marina will start a law suit. The boat is unseaworthy. The rudders have been removed, and one of the shafts. Time to repair is unknown, but certainly more than 30 days, and probably less than 90 days. 1) Can the marina legally require an unseaworthy boat to be moved? (The contract for the boat in the yard is month-to-month) Doesn't 46USC10908 preclude that? §10908. Penalty for sending unseaworthy vessel to sea A person that knowingly sends or attempts to send, or that is a party to sending or attempting to send, a vessel of the United States to sea, in an unseaworthy state that is likely to endanger the life of an individual, shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both. (Pub. L. 98–89, Aug. 26, 1983, 97 Stat. 577.) 2) The boat owner has been unsuccessful in locating a maritime attorney to represent him, so if anyone has a referral, it would be appreciated. Thanks.