lots of year ago I found a calculta reel and rod floating at the sand bass grounds. I sent the reel to Shimano and they replaced it. I think their policies and service departments have changed alot in the last 20 years though.
The rod is a great one and will work real well though.
I can't speak for your harbor, but some of the harbors in our area do require a 'charter fee/permit" for any vessel that operates as a charter. It is some paperwork and about $1000. Maybe you could start by asking about charter permits in the individual harbors you are thinking about.
I have a 15 ft skiff and the sabiki rod is a life saver. Otherwise I would constantly be pulling hooks out of my sleeves and hands just from moving around my boat. Mine was $50 though I think so that helped.
Howdy yall. I just got a bigger unit on my skiff so I am selling this one. Fully functional and complete. Comes with GPS antenna, screen, transom mount ducer, power cable, fishfinder module, and the cables to connect all the unit. Works great. Shows me fish and shows me how to get home...