Originally Posted by FF
Check the coast guard documentation website and see what is listed.
This is a volume measurement of how big the hull is.
That's right. Coincidentally, however, the Coot is shown as having 15 gross tonnage in the USCG documented boat registry (using the "simplified" calculation method) and having an empty weight per the builder of 14 tons, emphasizing coincidentally
. Nevertheless, the builder's weight isn't the actual weight since the individual boat isn't weighed. It's only a general estimate because there are variations of equipment, etcetera.
Our warships are measured in tons of displacement (weight) while civilian ships are measured by volume expressed in tonnage.