BoatWiki - Definitions
A livery in boating terms is an entity or person that holds one or more boats out for rental, charter, or lease. It is also referred to as a place where livery boats are kept, maintained and dispached.
Individuals and business that rent or lease boats are typically subject to special rules and regulations applicable to the jurisdiction in which they will be operated. Livery boats are often advertised and promoted by third parties that bring an owner and customer together. Many of which are now online website services.
Boat rentals, charters and leases are becoming ever more popular in the boating industry. In most cases these fall subject to special regulations which may vary according to the respective jurisdiction.
Owners of livery boats should employ due diligence in determining various requirements with regard to registration, licensing, and taxation. They may also fall subject to liabilities and penalties if the renter or lessee is not properly screened with regard to operating skills and boater education requirements.
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8/25/2022 - Page initiated by Team BoatWiki.