Bob Swint, the founder and CEO of ATA began his consulting and accident reconstruction career in the pleasure boating arena. He went on to become one of the leading experts in the country in pleasure boat and watercraft accident reconstruction. He has served as a member of the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), American Boating and Yachting Council (ABYC) and The National Boating Safety Council. In recent years, boating accident investigation as well as PWC testing have become renewed areas of focus.
ATA staff engineers and technicians have developed techniques for instrumentation, photography and position tracking that support precise and definitive analysis of test data and provide for convincing testimony to support litigation actions.Pleasure craft dynamics and operating characteristics, occupant ejection, boat porpoising, boat control systems, stick-steer issues, propeller guards, fuel systems and carbon monoxide poisoning in house boats are but a few examples of the issues we have addressed. We have also performed reconstruction and forensic engineering for incidents occurring in the Houston ship channel and other commercial shipping lanes.