Overloading—don’t rock the boat! 

Friday 20 August 2021
Excessive loading of your vessel is dangerous and can cause your vessel to capsize 
10 men in a boat

Overloading a tender has a detrimental effect on the vessel’s stability, affects the vessel’s normal handling characteristics and makes the tender more susceptible to swamping and capsize.   

Know the maximum load capacity for your tender  

This includes the number of people on board, the engine, portable tanks, equipment, supplies and any catch that may be brought on board.  

Your safe load capacity reduces as wind and wave conditions increase  

It is also important to consider the conditions your vessel’s load capacity has been calculated for. 

Find out more about operating your tender safely