## How many people can you have on a 20 foot boat?

Many boat captains will tell you that, as a general rule-of-thumb, multiplying your vessel’s length by its maximum width and dividing that number by 15 (or sometimes 18) will give you the total number of passengers that your boat can safely carry.

### What size boat requires a capacity plate?

Federal law requires single-hull boats less than 20 feet in length to have a capacity plate. (However, PWC and sailboat manufacturers are not required to attach a capacity plate.) Always follow the recommended capacity found in the owner’s manual and on the manufacturer’s warning decal.

#### How do you determine the gross load capacity for a personal watercraft?

x vessel width (ft.) / 15. So, for example, if a boat measures twelve feet in length and four feet in width, one would multiply those values, equaling forty-eight. Then, divide that value by fifteen to give one a maximum capacity of three people. The other value to remember is a vessel’s Maximum Gross Load.

**How do I calculate my boat capacity NSW?**

POWER BOATS 6M OR MORE IN LENGTH DIRECTIONS FOR USE For vessels longer than 15 metres use the formula: Safe persons capacity = 0.6 x length x √ beam (nearest whole number). However, a stability analysis is recommended to be used to establish maximum passenger capacity.

**How many people can be on a 24 foot pontoon boat?**

The mid-sized boats are well equipped to seat up to 13 passengers. The larger 23 to 28-foot boats are capable of cruising through rough waters and offer enough space for up to 15 people to enjoy a day on the lake.

## How do you calculate the maximum capacity of a boat?

If your boat does not have a capacity plate, the U.S. Coast Guard recommends the following formula for calculating maximum occupancy: multiply the boat’s length times its width and divide by 15. For example, a 6-foot wide, 18-foot boat can carry up to seven people safely.

### How do I know my boats capacity?

Look for a capacity plate near the operator’s position or on the transom of the boat. This plate indicates the maximum weight capacity and/or the maximum number of people that the boat can carry safely in good weather. You should not exceed either the stated maximum weight capacity or the maximum number of people.

#### How do you calculate boat capacity?

Multiply the length of your boat by the width of your boat and divide it by 15 to get the number of people your boat can safely hold. For example, if your boat is 30 feet long and 15 feet wide, your boat’s capacity would be 30 x 15 / 15, which is 30.

**Does boat capacity go by weight or people?**

The average weight used by boat manufacturers to calculate maximum capacity is about one hundred and fifty pounds per person. If the passengers on a boat have weights above that threshold, or if the weight of supplies is too great, the number of passengers should be adjusted.

**How do you find out how many people are allowed on a boat?**

## How much weight can a 24 foot pontoon boat hold?

51 Popular Pontoon Boat Weight Example

Boat Name | Length (foot) | Max Load Capacity (lbs) |
---|---|---|

Ranger 223C | 24′ | 2300 |

Tahoe LTZ Cruise 24FT | 24′ | 2260 |

Starcraft SLS3 | 24′ | 2600 |

Starcraft EX 24 R | 24′ | 1775 |

### How do I find out the capacity of my pontoon boat?

Using our real-world example, if your equal-sized pontoons have the individual dimensions of 18 x 2 x 2 feet (which is height x length x weight which equals volume) then you get 72 cubic feet of volume in one pontoon. You then multiply the volume by the cubic weight of water.

#### Does boat capacity include motor?

About Capacity The “maximum capacity” or “maximum weight” for a recreational boat refers to the weight, including people, gear and the motor, that can be carried safely.

**Where is capacity plate on a boat?**

Loading and Capacity Plates The number of seats in a boat is not an indication of the number of people it can safely carry. Capacity plates can generally be found on the inside transom, or next to the helm station. Capacity plates should never be removed, altered, or tampered with.

**How do you calculate the maximum load of a boat?**

For example, for a boat 18 feet long by 6 feet wide, the number of persons is 18 times 6 (or 108) divided by 15, which equals seven 150-pound persons (or a total person weight of 7 × 150, or 1050 pounds).

## What is the maximum load capacity of a boat?

Maximum Person Capacity The average weight used by boat manufacturers to calculate maximum capacity is about one hundred and fifty pounds per person. If the passengers on a boat have weights above that threshold, or if the weight of supplies is too great, the number of passengers should be adjusted.

### Does boat capacity include kids?

Yes, every person counts.

#### How many people can a 25 foot pontoon hold?

20 to 22-foot boats are well suited for lakes and rivers that do not have large waves. The mid-sized boats are well equipped to seat up to 13 passengers. The larger 23 to 28-foot boats are capable of cruising through rough waters and offer enough space for up to 15 people to enjoy a day on the lake.

**How much does a 26 ft pontoon boat weight?**

26′ — JC Manufacturing Sporttoon The fuel weight is 294 pounds, with an additional 500 pounds of cargo capacity. Even fully loaded, it can carry sixteen people, but that is not a factor in trailer weight. You will need a tandem trailer to tow a boat this long, with a weight of around 1,200 pounds.

**How many people will a 24 pontoon boat hold?**

The PARTY BARGE® 24 DLX makes good use of its massive 24′ 1” by 8′ 6” deck to provide a crew of 12 plenty of seating, storage and space need for unlimited fun in the sun!

## What is Max person weight on a boat?

### How important is boat weight capacity?

Factors in Stability Stability, or a boat’s ability to maintain equilibrium, is just as important as capacity for boating safety. Loading too much cargo or too many passengers in one part of the boat can affect its stability, even if the total load is within the boat’s maximum capacity.

#### How do I get a capacity plate for my boat?

The number of seats in a boat is not an indication of the number of people it can safely carry. Capacity plates can generally be found on the inside transom, or next to the helm station. Capacity plates should never be removed, altered, or tampered with.