Recreational Boating

This Article addresses the manner in which recreational boating cases have affected U.S. maritime law, particularly in the last two or three decades. The Article focuses on modification of case law concerning admiralty jurisdiction and preemption issues, the latter as it has affected the law of damages. The Article also covers the incorporation of the “reasonable care” standard in recreational cases, particularly those involving passenger claims, and briefly discusses expanded federal regulation of recreational boats and boating.