Marina owner’s action for residential eviction against defendant who rented slip at marina, and occupied boat that remained stationary, and was used exclusively as a residence, defendant’s contention that action fell within federal admiralty jurisdiction was without merit
Plaintiff is the owner of a marina. Plaintiff rents a slip to Defendant, who owns and resides on the boat docked in the marina. Plaintiff filed this action for residential eviction based on a FIVE day notice to cure under Fla. Stat. §83.52, failure to maintain dwelling unit. The tenant argued that Admiralty Law controlled and the court had no jurisdiction, and that Plaintiff’s five day notice to cure was defective.