I recall falling in love with fishing as a teenager, on the party boats of Sheepshead Bay, Point Lookout, and Montauk, New York. There were the guys who fished, and the guys who worked so that others could fish.
I loved the captains, the mates, the camaraderie, and I always loved the business. Those guys risked everything from heading out in storms to going out with barely any passengers to moving from spot to spot with a boat full of passengers when the fish just wouldn’t bite. Everything at risk, every day, year after year, but none of them would have changed their lots in life for any amount of money.
There is a lot to the business of getting fisherman out for their times offshore, away from their worries, making memories. There are boats to buy and repair, dock slips to rent, fuel and bait to take on, pay days, and a lot of insurance coverage.
After I had moved to Florida, the most famous of the New York fishing fleets started a fleet in Florida. I took my first trip for 44 hours out on the Gulf, and felt like a teenager off of Montauk. This trip actually led to representing this legendary fleet for the past decade in all sorts of matters, from litigation, to corporate counsel.
I have a special place in my legal life for the men and women who make memories for their passengers possible. Not everyone can own a boat, and without these folks, some memories just wouldn't be possible. But, to make it all happen involves a lot of business decision-making, risk, and even litigation.
If you are a head boat or charter boat owner or captain, or own any of the peripheral services in this special world, such as a bait supplier, marina operator or tackle shop, it would be a pleasure to discuss any concerns you may have about risks in your operation, litigation which may be on the horizon, or plans for expansion.
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