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So I was screwing around on my boat the other day. I noticed I dont have the typical yellow sticker that says how many people you can legally carry. In its place is a kinda plaque which says something about being yacht certified.

Now I like my boat and all but its no yacht.

I never carry more than 6 because that all I have seating for. However I noticed this and was just curious.
 

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My 272 Formula is the same way. Six is it for me too but I do carry 8 or 9 PFDs
 

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I believe after a certain length (20+ something foot) Coast Guard no longer requires that tag. BUT I am not sure how they treat capacity as far as what is a violation then...
 

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The standards used in the NMMA Yacht Certification Program are subject to change in accordance with Federal Standards.

For the 1987 model year NMMA inaugurated a certification program for yacht manufacturers covering navigation lights, fuel Systems, AC and DC electrical systems, for both diesel and gasoline powered yachts; and ventilation for gasoline powered yachts and gasoline powered auxiliary equipment.

A manufacturer participating in this program must certify all models 26 feet in length and over (except racing craft and pontoons) marketed in the U.S.A. for non-commercial use.

Inspectors from nationally recognized independent inspection agencies or NMMA staff visit the manufacturer and physically inspect each model for compliance with all yacht certification standards contained in this handbook.

After resolution of any variances the inspector may find, each model will be certified.

New models must be inspected and certified prior to shipment.

To obtain a Yacht Certification, all components used must be on the NMMA "Type Accepted" list.

As for people capacity, count the cup holders! :bigsmile:
 

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axkiker said:
yeah im sure mine is the same. i was just curious why no sticker.
You'll never see a capacity number on a Yacht Certified vessel.
 

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45sonic said:
Depends on how many can/bottle koozies you have on board. :D:D
Yup, back to the cup holder concept! :blush:
 

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I have had up to 12 on my boat (open bow) with plenty of seating room and cup holders but always make sure that there are enough safety devices on board just in case the coasties want to talk.
 

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My 302 Formula had that yellow sticker on it. As I recall, it said 8 passengers, and had a weight limit on it also. It was right near the dash.
 

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Fishbone said:
That would be me and 3 of my Ga. relatives. Need a bigger boat with 2 heads.
Or if my friend Jeff has too many and picks up some land whales
 

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RSCHAP1 said:
What's the difference between a passenger and a cup holder??? Sounds like one in the same to me!!
I agree, I have 12 cup holders, 8 up and 4 down and an equal amount of a$$ space. Coincidental? I think not! :bigsmile:
 
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