Panel Discussion: Boating Under the Influence: BUI
Attorney Wendell Horne explains that boat owners need to be aware of their responsibilities as boat owners.
In the state of Georgia the law is very clear. If a boat owner, allows someone else to use their boat the boat owner is held responsible. Whether the permission to use the boat is expressed or implied, it does not matter, the boat owner will be held as responsible for any damages or laws that are broken.
This means that if a boat owner allows someone else to use the boat, and that person causes an accident or is under the influence, the boat owner will be the one who pays the penalties for damages caused.