Maine Sea Grant College Program
Federal law requires that vessels used to take passengers for hire from Maine ports are owned and constructed in the United States. A fishing boat may be classified as an inspected vessel or an uninspected vessel, depending on the number of passengers it will carry and whether it meets the required construction and safety requirements.
Maine Sea Grant and Lobster Institute, "Fisheries & Tourism Fact Sheet Series: Getting Your Boat Ready for Passengers: Vessel Requirements" (2013). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 80.
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