Robson Forensic marine experts cover the waterfront. We bring real life experience, backed by practical knowledge and education, to clarify the standards of care and applicable rules for recreational boaters. Our casework frequently involves the design, construction and maintenance of small craft as well as their operation.

Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Small Craft

In 2018 there were more than 12 million registered boats in the United States. There were more than 20 million people using Personal Water Craft. Occasionally, there is one too many boats in the same place and accidents happen. Our experts can efficiently sort through the information to bring clarity and understanding into the legal setting.

Our experts are knowledgeable in all aspects of recreational boating, resulting in reports and testimony that provide a thorough understanding of how and why incidents occur.

Maritime Evidence & Testing

Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection and storage of evidence in boating cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate large evidence items and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.

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Interpreting Marine GPS Data

By Hendrik J. Keijer
Expert Article

A version of this article was published in the ABA TIPS Admiralty & Maritime Law Spring 2022 Newsletter. The PDF is available for download at the link on the side of this page. GPS units and…

Marine Carbon Monoxide & Fire Detection Systems

By Hendrik J. Keijer
Expert Article

All vessels, from small recreational boats to large ocean going ships, have safety systems onboard designed to reduce and/or eliminate the likelihood and consequential severity of exposure to…

Parasailing Safety

By Kyle McAvoy
Expert Article

Parasailing as a recreational activity began in as an outgrowth of an activity called “parascending;” a land-based activity used to teach people how to parachute without having to use an…

The Standard of Care for Captains, Masters, or Skippers

Thursday, March 04, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Featuring Kyle McAvoy
Video Webinar

The titles of Captain, Master, or Skipper are used to demarcate the person in charge aboard commercial or recreational vessels. These titles carry a responsibility to ensure for the safety of those…