STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
67-7032. Owner’s responsibility — Presumption of consent. (1) The owner of the vessel shall be liable for any injury or damage occasioned by the negligent operation of it, whether the negligence consists of a violation of the provisions of law, or in the failure to observe ordinary care in the operation as the rules of the road require. It shall be presumed a vessel is being operated with the knowledge and consent of the owner if, at the time of the injury or damage, it is under the control of the owner’s spouse, father, mother, brother, sister, son, or daughter, or other immediate member of the family. The owner shall not otherwise be liable, however, unless the vessel is being used with his consent, either expressed or implied.
(2) Nothing contained herein shall be construed to relieve any other person from any liability which he would have otherwise had, but nothing contained herein shall be construed to authorize or permit any recovery in excess of injury or damage actually incurred.
(3) Nothing contained herein shall deprive the owner of any vessel of any of the rights, limitations or exemptions from liability afforded such owner under any federal statutes.
[67-7032, added 1986, ch. 207, sec. 2, p. 529.]