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Old 09-12-2015, 05:53 PM
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If you own a boat used for commercial purposses do you need to be inspected by the CG or have some other special classification, insurance?
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:32 PM
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All you are required to have for basic commercial fishing in NC is p numbers.
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Some of the safety equipment needed is different, if I remember correctly..
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If you own a boat used for commercial purposses do you need to be inspected by the CG or have some other special classification, insurance?
i was required to be CG inspected. i was also required to be documented as a part of the CG inspection process. insurance is a totally different ballgame with a commercial vessel. safety equipment as well as vessel numbering is completely different as well.
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It depends.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:11 AM
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Yes commercial is different depending on what your doing.I know if your fishing you have to have 1 inspection.Also you have to have different safety gear.All life jackets have to have everyone name on them with whistle and light.Also depends on the size of the boat to what safety gear you have to have.Most youll need a life raft.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
If you own a boat used for commercial purposses do you need to be inspected by the CG or have some other special classification, insurance?
Proof of insurance is not mandatory. If you insure you must insure as for hire.

OUPV is limited to the carrying of no more than 6 passengers for hire. No inspection is required and the safety gear is slightly different. Type 1 life preservers. Lights are required on each vest when fishing offshore waters. Names are not required but it is highly recommended to identify the safety gear to your vessel via documented name or State registration numbers.

State may vary your registration numbers. Florida requires the registration to specify for charter, commercial etc. etc. Each state may also have special requirements for charter fishing licenses and such.

USCG rules apply to all navigable waters. Your specific activities will dictate your federal requirements.When those are met you must then comply with the State requirements of which you operate in.
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Thanks all, I have an idea which would require a commercial vessel. if I ever move forward with it I'll be in touch with the CG.
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It all depends on what you are doing with it. Fishing? Passengers? Towing? Dredging? Surveying? Selling hotdogs? Need more info to say for sure.
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I would think that the regulations are for the protection of any fishermen you hire to work with you. Do these regs still apply if you fish by commercially by yourself?
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Nothing different with or without crew.

You even need a throw ring when fishing by yourself, doesn't matter that there is no one to throw it to you!
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Since on my Grady, I wouldn't carry more than 6 passengers anyway, I got OUPV inspected.
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
Nothing different with or without crew.

You even need a throw ring when fishing by yourself, doesn't matter that there is no one to throw it to you!
That is the government hard at work with our tax dollars to come up with these regulations.
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