We just purchased a Bahia
46 and want to Document it with the USCG. We have been instructed by the USCG to use the Simplified Method which requires us to fill out Form No. 5397 which is used for determining the vessel dimensions and tonnage.
In order to be consistent with what other Bahia
owners have done, What are the 'B=' and 'D=' values used? L=46 ft. of course.
What is the Gross tonnage and the NET tonnage assigned by the USCG?
We are familiar with the vessel's empty displacement
and maximum loading values, but these are different than Gross tons and Net tons.
Your input/help is appreciated. Thanks,