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Re: Chartering an Ericson 35 Mk II
Assuming you intend to skipper the charters, you would need to obtain a OUPV license, a so-called 6pack. As you would be operating your boat as an "un-inpected" vessel, chartering creates no additional requirements for the vessel beyond the standard safety requirements. In addition to your license, you need to obtain commercial use insurance, which you may find difficult to obtain.
In the States I am not aware of any state licensing or business requirements but any state may have something unique.
The Ericson 35 II is a lovely cruising boat, but have you considered how well it fits your intended purpose though. How well will six adult guests, together withe skipper (and a mate?) fit into the cockpit, will the skipper be able to reach the main sheet from behind the wheel, etc...?
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Last edited by sailingfool; 12-11-2015 at 11:38 AM.