Does the boat need a Certificate of Inspection (COI)? Nicholas August 09, 2018 16:07 Updated Follow Bareboats may carry up to 12 passengers without a COI. Related articles Chartering Laws and Regulations Do you need a USCG OPUV Operator’s License to Bareboat Charter? What determines if it’s a 6-pack or 12-pack? How do you count passengers? What if I want a captained charter and I don’t know any licensed operators? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.