i.e. so could advertise publicly - without risk of surprises!
Just an idea was kicking around with someone..........
Lets say we choose a starting point (country) and legally register the vessel for charter
(including for offshore
use) and meet whatever build / design, equipment
(quals) and crew (numbers) requirements in that locale.......but then offer RTW Charters, divided into legs (that obviously stop in various countries in which you / the boat are not registered as a Charter
Boat) and only return "Home", every year or 3. I am guessing insurance
would be interesting ($$$
) - but the basic premise would be that being legal
means can charge well above grey charters due to access to a wider market (those not willing to take a punt on the unknown - and may actually have a choice financially to spend more!)........obviously the financial viability of such a venture is a big question, this post really about achieving legality!
My take (from memory not research!) is that Charters arriving from overseas are usually ok as long as they leave again with same passengers (or only drop off?)............the "Grey" area would be picking up new punters for the start of a further leg in the other countries you arrive in.......but that it would not be slam dunk illegal as the deal (booking) was done elsewhere (in advance of arriving), you are not actively seeking people in that country (likely your punters would be flying in specifically to meet the boat) and have the comfort of not appearing on anyone local's radar
for very long (a month max?, with no onboat advertising) nor very often (every couple of years max?!).
My guess however is that some countries would still be best avoided, both for the risk of getting clobbered as an Illegal Charter (or Terrorist?!) coupled with the Visa aggro for the punters of explaining that will be flying in and sailing out (which is not "standard"
). And at a WAG would probably be selective on which country to call as "home" for the best
way to legally become a charter boat........