Capt Robert L. Gardana

Capt. Robert L. Gardana is a licensed U.S.C.G. master and maritime attorney for over 30 years (website: www.BoatLawyer.com). If you have a question you would like to see addressed in a future column, e-mail it to [email protected]

Understanding Your New Boat Warranty

For many new boat owners, it is only after encountering problems that they read through the “paperwork” which came with their boat. The better course would be to become familiar with a number of practical warranty issues before you purchase …

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Learn Law Before Adding Guns On Board

Learn the law before adding guns onboard

For recreational boaters, piracy often seems as remote as Somalia – where four cruisers were killed following the hijacking of the Quest, a 58-foot sailing vessel. Certainly the crew of four aboard the Joe Cool never suspected that their minutes …

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What To Do When Your Boat is Arrested

You’re sitting peacefully in your office and the captain of your yacht calls and says: “Boss we’re under arrest by the U.S. Marshall.” “What did you do?” you reply. “Not us – not the crew,” the captain elaborates. “The yacht …

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