Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Tonnage
Do not assume that the "tons" shown on your documentation certificate has anything to do with the vessel's weight.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
It is an archaic calculation that is an estimate of the boat's cargo carrying capacity based on its volume. On US certificates it is calculated from the boat’s width, height, and length.
Because, you know many of us haul freight with our Amel’s and the government needs to be sure it gets its duties collected accurately. Or something.
Some countries use a rough approximate calculation (like the USA and the UK) others take this to the silly limit and require an exact calculation of the internal volume from a lines drawing of the hull. The whole concept is rather a waste to time and energy for a yacht, but rules is rules!
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Follow on from my previous. That is way more than Amel specs.
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