Columbus, GA asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Alabama

Q: "(1) Vessels needed for use on a temporary basis" Using a small (<26ft) cuddy cabin boat once a month? Once a week?

According to the "3 Lakes Law" I cannot have a small <26ft cuddy cabin boat registered on Lake Martin, AL....but under sub section D it referenced the aforementioned exception.

If I intend for my vessels main ussage to be outside of the lake, but I happen to live here and want to enjoy my boat on a very occasional basis and store it at my property, would that be ok and in accordance with this law?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Maritime Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: Your question would be best handled by an Alabama attorney familiar with state boating laws. But you await a response for two weeks. You will need to check with an Alabama attorney familiar with these boating laws or Alabama officials involved with the law. The law you mention is very region specific, involving Lake Harris, Lake Martin and Weiss Lake and requires knowledge of local regulations, not merely general knowledge of maritime law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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