The USCG Masters License allows the holder to operate inspected vessels as well as uninspected vessels. Any vessel that is certified (authorized) by the USCG to carry more than 6 paying passengers plus crew must have a Captain who holds a Masters license. Ferry boats, harbor tours boats, whale watch boats are examples of inspected vessels
The Master 100 GT Upgrade provides an opportunity for the holder of an OUPV (6 pak) license to raise their grade to a Master level license. The Masters License allows the holder to operate inspected vessels as well as uninspected vessels. The Masters License is required by the USCG for any inspected vessel certified to carry more than 6 paying passengers.
Boatwise wants to make sure that all students signing up for the OUPV class (6-pak) understand the USCG requirements for the license. They are briefly reviewed below. If you have any questions or have any unusual health issues, we recommend you follow up with the USCG Regional Exam Center in Boston at IASKNMC@uscg.mil or call 1-888-IASKNMC(888-427-5662 to ensure that you are qualified to hold the license. Examples of health issues are color blindness, hearing loss, heart attack or hypertension health history. .
The USCG requires all launch operators to be licensed. This 2 day class substitutes for the USCG exam and includes a Safe Boating certificate and USCG applications
Please click here to be redirected to the USCG website where the following forms can be found on the right side of the page, if on a mobile device click on Forms then scroll down to the bottom of the USCG page.