Decedent was kayaking on an inland tidal area when his vessel was run over by a cabin cruiser. Evidence demonstrated that the vessel was driving at a rate of speed that exceeded the posted limits and that the owner was not keeping a proper lookout.
The case presented both federal and state court claims and resulted in a recovery against the boat owner. The parties stipulated to periodic payments to ensure that the defendant could take responsibility for their negligent actions. The result was a confidential settlement.