Three on Yamaha team receive Coast Guard licenses

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Three members of Yamaha Marine Group’s OEM technical support team — Brad Leatherman, Craig Todd and Bill Craft — recently passed the Coast Guard test and are now licensed operators of uninspected passenger vessels in near coastal waters up to 100 miles offshore.

This license allows the holder to act as an operator of vessels up to 100 gross tons and out to 100 nautical miles. Most pleasure boats are in the uninspected vessel category because of the materials and method of construction. These vessels are limited to carrying six passengers for hire, such as a small charter boat or a small towing vessel.

“I am extremely proud of these individuals for their accomplishments,” said Chuck Butler, Yamaha’s OEM technical support manager, in a statement. “This helps further our goals to provide the highest level of support to our customers. Through a working knowledge of the current regulations, standards and practices, we are going to be able to continue to maintain that support.”

The license requires at least 360 days of experience on the water. One day is achieved by a minimum of four hours under way or on the water. Only one day can be logged by an individual per calendar day, and 90 of the 360 days must be gained outside the boundary lines. The boundary line is used by the Coast Guard to determine inland versus near coastal waters as they apply to license candidates. In addition, the team also completed 52 hours of classroom time.

Related

Yamaha Rightwaters To Launch Trash Interceptor

Developed in conjunction with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the device is designed to remove debris from waterways before it reaches the ocean.

Vessel Vanguard Releases Latest Management Platforms

The company upgraded the features, functionality and security of its suite of maintenance management programs.

Cox Marine Appoints COO

Gavin Wesson will oversee the continued development of the company’s diesel outboard.

Netherlands Eases Covid Measures as Metstrade Approaches

The moves by the Dutch government open up travel prior to the show, which is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at RAI Amsterdam.

Coming to America

Swedish electric boat builder X Shore has established a North American sales office in Newport, R.I.

Registration Opens for ABYC Standards Week

Scheduled for Jan. 10-14, the conference includes sessions to review current and new standards, the group’s annual meeting and the Marine Law Symposium.

New Initiatives To Push Boating Safety

The Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Discover Boating are promoting on-water safety, one in a digital format and and one analog.