# What does yacht capacity mean?

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Date created: Fri, Jun 18, 2021 6:29 PM
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## Top best answers to the question «What does yacht capacity mean»

• The United States Coast Guard (USCG), American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), Canada, and ISO all rate capacity for boats under 26 feet based on displacement weight. This is the amount of weight needed to sink the boat and is equal to the boat's volume. If the weight of a boat is less than the fluid it displaces, it will float.
• Most boaters (myself included) believed that a maximum capacity, such as " Four Persons or 530 pounds", is the point beyond which a boat is likely to become unstable or will capsize.

#### What is your boat's passenger 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.