Paid charters may only carry 6 or 12 passengers at a time, unless it is a US Coast Guard Inspected Vessel. There are many factors to determine whether a boat may carry 6 or 12 in one trip. Primarily, vessels that weigh less than 100 GRT (gross tons) can carry up to 6 passengers; vessels greater than 100 GRT can carry up to 12 passengers. A boat can only carry more than 12 passengers if it is classified as a Recreational Vessel - manufactured and operated primarily for pleasure.
Articles in this section
- How many people can be on board at the same time?
- What if the captain does not show up or is late?
- What should I bring on a boat rental?
- What type of yacht should I charter?
- Are there life jackets on board?
- What happens if we encounter bad weather on our boating trip?
- How and when do I pay for a boat rental?
- What should I wear on a yacht charter (or boat rental)?
- How long does a boat rental last?
- How do I search for boat rentals?