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Foreign built vessel allowed to charter?
Last Post 15 Jun 2012 05:16 PM by CaptNick. 3 Replies.
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26 Jun 2009 10:28 PM
    Is a foreign built, U.S. documented sailboat allowed to do six-pack charters in U.S. waters? I believe a change was made to the Jones Act regarding this but cannot seem to confirm this...Thanks in advance

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    23 Jan 2012 12:48 PM
    Only if the vessel is to operate in the U. S. Virgin Islands which is exempt from the Jones Act and U. S. Documentation Rules.
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    11 Jun 2012 10:55 AM
    Greetings. Forgot to mention the MARAD Waiver that foreign built vessels may apply for that allows the carriage of up to 12 passengers for hire in U. S. Waters. The U. S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) website has all of the details.
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    15 Jun 2012 05:16 PM
    If its "US Documented" then it doesn't matter where it was built honestly. Any foreign-built vessel under 5 net tons must be state registered for a period of time before it can be considered for federal documentation. That being said, if its only state registered it can charter as a six-pack. If its documented, you can try to get a COI to carry more than 6 people.
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