There has never been a situation that a lawyer can’t defend. Why in the world would anyone think that having 27 people on a 34′ powerboat would be overloaded?
The 34-foot Silverton convertible that capsized July 4 on Long Island Sound with 27 people aboard, leaving three children dead, was not necessarily overloaded, an attorney for the boat’s owner said.
The lawyer noted, in a New York Times story, that at least 10 of the passengers were children and that no calculation of the group’s total weight had been made. He suggested that the combined wakes of passing boats could have been big enough to capsize the 28-year-old Silverton. Read on.