I have a 91 Sunbird Corsair 198, 19 ft, 4.3 V6, and it states on the dash that 10 people is the max occupancy, or 900 lbs. weight. That's 90 lbs. a person, plus gear. I would never want or take 10 people, regardless of size, in my boat.
So obviously, common sense rules here. It always does!
Our boat is slightly smaller than yours and the max occupancy is probably around 8 to 10 people, but we would like to check it formally with the manufacturer, even if we agree with you that practically we prefer take less people (6 to 8). We need this paper to show to our mechanic the use of our boat, so that he can put a new motor/engine.
Would you know how to contact directly the manufacturer of these boats Sunbird (Regency 195 in our case) ?
Thanks in advance for your kind answer ? best regards