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Old 01-06-2012, 21:44   #1
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Definition of Chartering

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I know this is somewhat open to debate:

Generally if you offer your boat/services for typical charter work you have to be licensed and the boat reg'd for survey etc....

My question is.. and it's splitting hairs I know:

If you offered to Rent a Cabin/Bunk with use of common facilities such as Head/kitchen. Same as renting a room in your house, just that this house happens to move around.

Therefore a person is entering into a Tenant arrangement with the boat owner for use of the cabin..etc.. You cld be moored at a Marina and hire out bunks to backpackers etc.. Dont have to travel anywhere either..

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Old 01-06-2012, 22:32   #2
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Re: Definition of Chartering

I would say that (at least in USA) if the boat is in the water and you are accepting payment from those on board, you would need to meet all licensing and certification requirements as would apply to any other charter boat. Requirements might differ depending on how many on board, and where boat was moored, but they would still apply.
Not same as a house.
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Re: Definition of Chartering

Agree with Dennis. I sincerely doubt that the USCG would accept that you are just renting out a room. They would insist on the boat being properly registered and equipped, and on you being properly licensed.

In other countries... Who knows? Maybe the local officials would fall for this particular dodge, but I wouldn't count on it.
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