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Old 18 September 2010, 13:24   #1
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Minimum requirements to take paying passengers

What is the minimum requirement to take fare paying passengers on inshore/coastal trips within a few miles of a safehaven?

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Does it have to be coded? If so any info or threads?
Idea of cost
Obviously appropriate insurance? Any decent companies to try? Typical cost?
Driver: what is the minimum qualification?
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Old 18 September 2010, 14:00   #2
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What is the minimum requirement to take fare paying passengers on inshore/coastal trips within a few miles of a safehaven?

Firstly the boat:
Does it have to be coded?
You can get away with a local permit usually good for a rwenty mile radius from the safe haven. ask you local harbourmaster if no local permit then coding it is

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Does it have to be coded? If so any info or threads?

Idea of cost

plenty of Info hit the search button or the RYA has a fairly useful section on its website

about 3 k but dependant on how many people the boat is coded for


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Obviously appropriate insurance? Any decent companies to try? Typical cost?
Bristol channel Marine, fastnet Navigators and general

my policy which involves a couple of meg public liability and comercial towing insurance is about 800 quid

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Driver: what is the minimum qualification?
PB" Commercial endorsement I think is good for three miles offshore

requiremets are PB2 Sea Survival and an ML5
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RYA Powerboat Level 2 with commercial endorsement would give you 3NM from a NOMINATED POINT of DEPARTURE by day and in favourable conditions.

Advance PB Certificate of Competence or Yachtmaster Coastal would give you 20NM from a safe haven day and night.

Both cover you for any engine size, up to 24m and 12 passengers. IMHO The Adv. PB is the minimum really as the PB2 is pretty restrictive
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if you need a consultant closer to home then this lad seems to be in a class of his own

www.jgmarineservices.co.uk
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if you need a consultant closer to home then this lad seems to be in a class of his own

www.jgmarineservices.co.uk
So that's where he went!
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Hi Paul

Whilst I understand the context of your post, why just go for the minimum?
From my experience this year, the public are drawn to a well equipped RIB and the feedback we have had seems to endorce this. Offer a premium product, charge a premium price ...
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Don't have the time or money at present to do what you've done steve. Plus the footfall isnt the same here. I was thinking of just doing week end runs etc as a part time activity to get out and about and make evens or a little, but in reality it appears you need to make it work pretty hard to do so. However doing it properly I agree is the way forward, I wasn't trying to cut corners and make money.

On looking at it, I think I'll do the relevant exams and perhaps offer my services as relief work when I wish to. Just love being on the water in any capacity driving so figure it's worth it living so near to so many outlets and I imagine week ends are when most full time operators want time off!?!
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Go for it, the rewards of skippering commercially are good, and I dont just mean the money, there is alot of satisfaction from doing a job well.
Funny enough I found getting regular weekend skippers the most difficult apect and therefore ended up doing most of them myself.
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