N.Y. Lien Law Section 80
Liens on vessels

A debt which is not a lien by the maritime law, and which amounts to fifty dollars or upwards, on a sea-going or ocean-bound vessel, or fifteen dollars or upwards on any other vessel shall be a lien upon such vessel, her tackle, apparel and furniture, and shall be preferred to all other liens thereon, except mariners’ wages, if such debt is contracted by the master, owner, charterer, builder or consignee of such ship or vessel, or by the agent of either of them, within this state, for either of the following purposes:


For work done or material or other articles furnished in this state for or towards the building, repairing, fitting, furnishing or equipping of such vessel.


For such provisions and stores, furnished within this state, as are fit and proper for the use of such vessel, at the time when they were furnished.


For wharfing and the expense of keeping such vessel in port, and for the expense of employing persons to watch her.


For loading or unloading such vessel, or for the advances made to procure necessaries therefor, or for the insurance thereof.


For towing or piloting such vessel, or for the insurance or premium of insurance of or on such vessel or her freight; but no lien exists for a debt contracted for any purpose specified in this subdivision, unless it amounts to the sum of twenty-five dollars or more.

Source: Section 80 — Liens on vessels, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LIE/80 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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