I have a smaller construction and construction supply company. I started a project and was complaining how it’s a real pain getting supplies via truck to my current site. I then used a friends fishing boat to bring the supplies via water and worked out great. It got me thinking about the feasibility of using a small simple boat like his to make deliveries in my area. I know I got away with this a few times for myself but what is actually needed for me to move goods over the water short distances? It would all be done in Baltimore. I have a lot of customers that get bulky goods delivered on the riverfront and this worked so well and saved so much time / money it made me look into.
I am having a hard time finding what licenses I need for the vessel.
do I need specific insurance?
I am sure that me bringing goods by boat must have a lot of regulations I am completely unaware of. I spoke to another supplier and he loves the idea too. We both do a ton of work on the waterfront.
Any direction would be appreciated. I just don’t know where to look for regulations regarding transporting goods over water. All of the information I find is geared towards huge ships not a 60foot boat hauling construction supplies.