Captain Jerry Slayton left the corporate world after 30 years to pursue his love of sailing and outdoor adventure. He has sailed since 1986 in local waters as well as the US Eastern Coast, Florida Keys, and the British Virgin Islands.
Sail with him aboard Namaste for an adventure on the waters around Charleston’s sea islands and the great Atlantic Ocean. Contact Sailing the Edge of America today.
To carry passengers for hire, licenses are required. The license includes charters for fishing, sightseeing, diving, transportation, teaching, or any use considered a “passenger for hire” situation. Many companies require them for boat deliveries.
This license is appropriately named “Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels” (OUPV). Sometimes called the “6-Pack” or “Charterboat Captain License. Uninspected means the boat’s design is less regulated, and 6-Pack refers to a limitation of 6 passengers placed on the license.
Licenses are issued for a particular route. The license can be used on the Great Lakes, Coastal Routes within 100 miles offshore, bays, rivers, lakes, etc. OUPV licenses are given to vessels that are 100 Gross Tons (about 100 feet, more or less). You may upgrade your OUPV license to a Master’s license.