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Skipper's Liability?

I have a goal of acquiring sufficient experience and training to bareboat charter in the future, perhaps in a couple of years. Iíve a question that I havenít seen addressed here or elsewhere regarding liability for the skipper of a charter boat with friends along to share the fun and expense. I assume the bareboat contract is between the skipper and the charter company, so if friends share in the cost of the charter, what are the liability implications for the skipper? If payment for the per-person cost of the charter is made through the skipper, does this expose him to increased liability should illness or accident occur to one of the friends/crew during the charter? How do those of you who include friends on a bareboat charter address this?
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