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How Many Boats Are In Florida?

How Many Vessels Are There In Florida?

There are 961,266 registered boats in the State of Florida for the year 2019. These are the last numbers released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”). The FWC reports numbers for the previous year.  For the year of 2018 it was 950,740 vessels. For 2017 the number was 944,162. The number of vessels is increasing by about 1% every year, however, indications that we have from the market are that 2020 will exceed that average. With Covid-19 limiting recreational options many chose boating as their outdoor recreation outlet. We’ve heard from many sources that boat sales have been very strong for 2020. 

Also figuring into that expected increase is the rising numbers of boats put on the water by boat rental outlets (also known in boating law as (“liveries”) and boat clubs. 

Boating laws differ greatly from those applicable to auto accidents and land-based law. Make sure the attorney you choose has experience with multiple boating cases. Not just one, or maybe two over the years. Special statutes apply to JetSki injury cases, boating crashes, and to liveries that rent vessels to customers. Presently we are handling numerous boating injury cases right now. Clients—and attorneys referring their boating injury cases to us—place their trust in our 25 years of handling boating injuries cases in our hands. 

Do not be fooled by attorneys who do not handle these types of cases. Do not let them fumble around with your case. We are boating injury attorneys and handle boating accident cases throughout Tampa Bay and all of Florida. Call us any time, weekends and holidays, at 

1-888-B-O-A-T-L-A-W. 

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11. 2020

How Many Boats Are In Florida?

How Many Vessels Are There In Florida? There are 961,266 registered boats in the State of Florida for the year 2019. These are the last numbers released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”). The FWC reports numbers for the previous year.  For the year of 2018 it was 950,740 vessels. For 2017 Read More >
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11. 2020

Crashes At Night

BOATING CRASHES AT NIGHT Unfortunately boating crashes at night are commonplace now. It likely has something to do with the higher prevalence of vessels in the State of Florida. 961,266 in 2019—the last numbers released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”).  Also contributing to boat crashes is the fact that few boats Read More >
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09. 2020

IMPACT WITH CHANNEL MARKERS CAUSING INJURY

Impacts with Channel Markers is a frequent cause of boating injury cases. This is not surprising in some respects given Channel Marker locations on Florida waterways; they are located at the edges of channels upon which vessels are supposed to travel. Some of these channels are very narrow between the Channel Markers. Not all channel Read More >
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09. 2020

Safety Equipment

3 ESSENTIAL PIECES OF BOATING SAFETY EQUIPMENT At 888-Boat-Law we repeatedly have seen that there are three essential pieces of boating safety equipment which are not always considered when preparing for a day of boating. We are not talking the usual personal flotation devices—life vests–which everyone understands is a fundamental piece of safety equipment. We Read More >
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09. 2020

Fish Out Of Water

THIS IS US AS YOUR ATTORNEYS. This is the dogbite attorney who wants to have your boating accident case.  Have you ever heard the expression: “A fish out of water”?  That is the dogbite attorneys who want your boating injury case. Sure, they’d love to take a crack at your case. They’d  love to experiment Read More >
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08. 2020

BOAT RENTAL CLUB INJURIES

Boat rental club injuries are increasing This is due in part to the increasing popularity of boat clubs—which allow more people than ever to get out on the water. But boat club injuries also are occurring due to the inexperience of the operators.  Boat rental clubs operate on some formula of the following. A small Read More >
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08. 2020

Open Weekends & Holidays

BOAT INJURIES ATTORNEY ON WEEKENDS WE ARE OPEN! In 25 years of handling boating injury cases, JetSki crashes, and cruise ship injuries we see that many of these boating injury cases occur on the weekends and holidays. This is the same time that most attorneys are closed. We are open on weekends and holidays and Read More >
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08. 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOAT INJURY ATTORNEY

Boating Injuries In Monroe County Monroe County is one of the most unique places on earth, certainly one of the most beautiful. It is also home to a large number of boating injuries and crashes involving personal watercraft (“PWCs, also called “JetSkis” by many). If you have been on the water on Memorial Day, July Read More >
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08. 2020

CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER REFUNDS

Passenger Refunds: What You Need To Know What is the deal with cruise ship passenger refunds? The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, the agency over cruise lines, is looking into the hodgepodge of refund policies of cruise lines. Some cruise lines were refusing refunds if a person canceled their cruise before the cruise line canceled the Read More >
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08. 2020

BOAT PROPELLER INJURIES

Are boat propeller injury cases increasing? It appears the answer is yes. It may be seasonal but we are seeing several. On July 27, 2020, Channel 2 NBC in Ft. Myers ran a story about a rise in propeller injuries. It cited Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission that 3 boat propeller strike cases had occurred Read More >