Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
Eng I lasts for 2 years (1 year if your morbidly obese like me) and costs a £100 and you need to go to a specialist GP plenty around. ML5 can be signed of by your GP lasts 5 years and should cost the same as HGV medical which is £75?
Your GP can charge absolutoy what ever he likles for a ML5, some do it for less than £75, most for more.
The ENG1 price is set by the MCA, my lat one wa £80, if has gone up by then it will only be a couple of quid dearer.
As Stu has said the ML5 last 5 yrs and is therfore by far the most appropriate for commercially endorsing a L2 (or for that matter an advanced).
Getting back to the original question. Hire rates for RIBs vary greatly, you will need to ask individual operators. There are however very very few commercial (bareboat) insurance policies that allow an owner to hire out to a commercial operator. We are in the charter business but its not something we would consider. The risk of a third party working for themselves on my RIB and having a claim made against him but on my policy is far to high. Most bareboat policies specifically state that barboat charter for commercial work is excluded.
This is of course their problem not yours so if they are prepared to, go for it. There are a few companies and forum mebers that do hire out leisure RIBs to other charter businesses.