Lots of good input on here.
The fact is that the "Offshore boats" will always get the blame even if its not our fault. There are a much higher percentage of boating problems in the other catagories. So we should start thinking about it before "the man" does.
Flying vs boating. I have to agree with SS930. Not saying flying is easy. You just don't see average people buying super sonic speed planes, stealth fighters, putting twin turbos on their cessna, etc! Imagine if people spent the weekends "cruising the sky, airplane poker runs, "tieing up" in large groups in the sky while some drunk show off does a fly by! Sky divers jumping from all directions (ie tubers and jet skiers)
If you look at cars the sports cars and "speed" always get blammed. Look at what the police enforce, speeding! Not grandma driving to slow, people on their phones, or the person merging onto the freeway who thinks they actually have the right away and everyone better "let" them in.
We all should work as a team now before someone does it for us.