One of the king crab licenses offers up bonus VPs for each captained boat. Since the "opponent captains" (T.C. and Kirkman) don't hire captains for their boats, do they not get this bonus?
If they don't, then this premium license doesn't seem as valuable to the "opponents" as, say, the fishermen's pub or even the other king crab licenses.
I can see the assumption being made that their launched boats are already captained since it is already assumed their boats are all fishing and--at game end--at capacity.
The last one! They are assumed captained and full for bonus purposes