Florida boaters deserve transparency and peace of mind -- even if they experience a problem on the water or need assistance.

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The Issue

Unfortunately, many maritime salvage and towing services take advantage of innocent boat owners who experience trouble on the waters. These questionable companies offer assistance, but leave boat owners with outrageous and unexpected bills that far exceed the value. From claiming simple help is a “salvage” to embracing deceptive marketing practices, these surprise charges and shady practices need to be addressed. This is more than wrong, it’s the equivalent of modern day piracy on the seas. It’s time to raise awareness about this issue and hold Florida’s maritime salvage and towing companies to a higher standard.

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The Stop Sea Piracy campaign was established to advocate for reasonable reforms and price transparency that would give Florida’s boaters a greater peace of mind…

Nobody likes to get scammed out of thousands of dollars, but that’s unfortunately what happens on Florida’s waters, according to Rep. Shawn Harrison. That’s why…

House Bill 469’s splash at the House Government Accountability Committee Tuesday afternoon worked out to whether people consider boat salvers to be heroes or pirates.…

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of Florida boaters support requiring an estimate before assistance is provided on the water.

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There are more than 930,000 registered boats in Florida.