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Re: "Paying" friends wanting to go on the boat.
Yes, you need to have a captain's license ("Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels License" specifically) to accept payment to take people out on your boat.
Without that I think your only legal option would be to put the boat into a charter fleet.
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