Law of Recreational Boating

Apr 16, 2019

This book explains the unique maritime laws that typically affect the recreational-boating community.  The author, a maritime attorney, presents the well-researched statutory and case law material in an informative, understandable, and often-entertaining style.  The reader will learn how to avoid common legal pitfalls relating to yacht purchase, marine insurance, repair contracts, salvage, regulatory laws, and charter parties.

“In the Law of Recreational Boating, maritime attorney Eric Lenck has done a great service to recreational boaters and professional mariners alike. Intended as a resource for the recreational boating public, this book has still broader appeal. As a 23-year licensed Master of Motor, Steam, or Sail, I found much that is useful in this worthy text. I recommend this book to my colleague mariners and to all who own or operate boats. Whether you’re buying your first boat or celebrating decades of time on the water, you’ll find things here that will expand your knowledge of the confusing and sometimes odd world of maritime law and in doing so find greater comfort that you are protected, properly insured, and legally shipshape. Law of Recreational Boating belongs in every boater’s library.”

Capt. Jonathan Boulware
Master, 500 tons, Oceans, Motor, Sail, or Steam
President and CEO, South Street Seaport Museum, New York

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