DIY CHARTER BOAT BUSINESS STARTUP KIT
Step 1 - Get Sailing / Boating Lessons
Step 2 - Deckhand on another Charter Boat
Step 3 - Get Qualified
Step 4 - Build a Business Plan
Step 5 - Investigate Finance
Step 6 - Buy a boat in Commercial Survey
Use the following table to work out your vessel service category. For example, a passenger vessel carrying 30 people and operating out to 15 nautical miles has a service category of 1C.
Common classes of survey our boats are built to include 1E (for larger groups in smooth waters), 2C (groups up to 12 for offshore charters), and 4D (bareboating in partially smooth waters).