Masters License 25/50/100 Ton

License Description: This license allows the transport of passengers on an inspected passenger vessel. These vessels must have a Certificate of Inspection (COI) which states the number of passengers allowed and area of operation.

Two (2) types of Master 25/50/100 Ton License:

Master Inland: May take passengers upon inland waters only.
Master Near Coastal: May take passengers up to 200 miles off shore.

Eligibility Requirements: 
USCG Application Age: 19 years old

Sea Experience: 
Inland Masters 25/50/100 Ton, 360 day underway on navigable waters, 90 days of the 360 must be within the last 3 years.
Near Coastal Masters 25/50/100 Ton, 720 days underway, at least 360 days must be upon near coastal or ocean waters, at least 90 days must be within the last 3 years.

* A “day” is defined as 4 or more hours away from the dock