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If he is charging the crew for their passage, they are technically passengers, not crew. Granted, they are working passengers, but as they have paid the captain, the do not qualify as "crew" in the normal sense. As such, his liability to them is probably somewhat different than if they were paid crew.
He is, in effect, running a charter service using someone else's boat. This may affect the insurance coverage of the boat being moved. Most privately owned boats are covered when being moved by a delivery captain, but are not covered if used in a commercial charter, which this well might be considered.
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