Spring repair shop sued over sinking boat
A Hill County resident is suing after paying a Spring-area marine services business $100,000 to spruce up his Hydra-Sports Vector boat.
Billy Mims filed a lawsuit on June 13 in Harris County District Court against Captain Kirks Marine Service, of Spring, citing breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties, violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, common law fraud and negligence.
Mims says that in July 2007, he paid the defendant $100,000 to upgrade his Hydra-Sports Vector boat, which included renewing the boat transom and stingers and installing three new Mercury Verado 275 horsepower engines. The boat was used very little during the next two years, but when it was put in water overnight in July 2009, it sank, according to the press release.
Mims claims he later learned that the boat sank because the defendant failed to install the transom with the proper silicone.
Mims is seeking damages, attorneys fees and court costs. He is being represented in the case by Austin attorney Robert Kizer.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-37587.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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