Chicago TikiBoat is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all of it's passengers. Therefore, we mandate that the customer selects the captain and crew for hire. This is only required for bare bone vessels such as our TikiPontoon. US Coast guard regulation is below:
Specifically, when full possession and control of the vessel is not retained by a bareboat customer, then the Coast Guard is mandated by law to enforce vessel inspections, documentation, and crew credentialing requirements. See 46 U.S.C. § 2101; 8902-8903. Examples of non-compliance would include when a customer selects the owner of the vessel as the crew, then full possession and control of the vessel has presumptively not been passed to the customer. Additionally, when a customer selects a crew, other than the owner, and the owner or agent pays the crew, selects the crew, or has the authority to dismiss the crew for cause, full possession and control of the vessel has presumptively not been passed to the customer. Those found in violation of these regulations are subject to civil penalties. See 46 U.S.C. § 3318, 8906
In order to rent the TikiPontoon vessel, please click agree that you acknowledge the above statement.