Charles D. Katz


This Note explores the existing limitation laws followed in the United States and other countries and demonstrates that these laws have been applied unjustifiably to pleasure craft. It discusses the proposed limitation alternatives and their treatment of the pleasure craft limitation issue and offers a workable definition of pleasure craft, which can be used as a starting point for abolishing pleasure craft limitation of liability. This Note also discusses the inequities caused to claimants by international disparities in laws regarding pleasure craft limitation and the importance of uniform exclusion of pleasure craft from limitation schemes.