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April 19, 2017

Some of the most interesting, yet difficult, cases I’m approached with involve boat wakes. I sometimes tend to compare them to car accidents in which one vehicle doesn’t actually touch the other, yet causes it to crash. I realize the analogy is somewhat flawed unless w...

February 3, 2017

In the previous issue, I started to examine a controversial element of boating accident law known as limitation of liability. Let’s pick up where we left off. We saw how the wrongdoer in a boating accident could possibly succeed in paying no more than the post-accident...

January 12, 2017

Legal Perspective by Tim Akpinar

The universe in which pleasure boats operate might be seen as a very different one than that in which commercial vessels operate. And some would be quite content to have these two worlds remain separate from one another. A tugboat mate w...

November 7, 2016

With the chill of winter in the air, the notion of relaxing in a warm sundrenched boat cockpit is but the stuff of memories now. Cabins that once welcomed guests seem cold and drained of summer’s bright colors as vessels are prepped for their hibernations. Yards are bu...

September 28, 2016

Although they don’t know it, sharks made headlines this past summer with a number of sightings in Long Island waters. While it was alarming news for many swimmers, I guess it didn’t seem like a big surprise for local residents and boaters who realize that a number of d...

September 1, 2016

In the real estate industry, there’s an expression that goes, “Location, location, location” I’m not sure if a single word repeated three times qualifies as an expression, but the fact remains that we hear this as a response to the age-old question, “What are the most...

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