Knowledgebase: Miscellaneous
Are There Minimum Crew Requirements for Recreational Boats?
Posted by on 05 November 2011 04:57 PM

"I was told that if you owned a boat of 50 foot you were required to have three crew members as a minimum. Is that true."

There are no crew requirements for recreational boats, however there are minimum crew requirements if the recreational boat is a facility.  The minimum number depends on the vessel length.  A facility that is 50 ft in length requires a minimum of 1 coxswain and three crew members.

Source:  Auxiliary Operations Policy Manual, COMDTINST M16798.3E, Section N, Table 1-1

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