GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CHARTERERS
Renter is obliged:
to handle the yacht and its equipment carefully and mindfully;
to use the yacht exclusively in territorial waters, consistently in accordance with navigation regulations;
to use the yacht solely for vacational purposes;
Not to lend the yacht to a third party, nor use the yacht for profitable purposes. Only persons, who are stated on the crew list, may stay on the yacht.
not to take part in regattas without a special preliminary agreement with the charter company;
not to tow other vessels, except in case of uttermost emergency;
To immediately notify the charter company in case of damage, and act according to their instructions.
In case of damage, theft or maneuvering incapability, the charterer shall write a “Damage report” and authenticate it with the proper authorities (harbour-master, police, marina, doctor...).
The rental fee includes the charter of the yacht and its equipment, normal attrition, third party liability insurance and hull insurance to the amount of the deposit, as well as mooring in the home marina. The rental fee does not include fuel, mooring and taxes in other marinas, ports and anchorages, car parking fees and tourist taxes.
The charterer pays 50% of the rental fee upon reservation, and the remaining 50% four weeks before the charter.
The deposit is paid by the charterer in cash or credit card upon takeover of the yacht in the marina. The deposit is refunded in full if the yacht is returned undamaged and at the agreed time.
The deposit must also be paid if a yacht is chartered together with a skipper.
In case of lost or damaged items or parts of the equipment, the charterer is charged the actual cost of repair or replacement, including transport costs and the expenses of eventual lost charter days for the yacht.
The damage compensation is calculated at the return of the yacht. If the expenses can not be estimated at once, an adequate portion of the deposit is retained and a settlement is made within 30 days.
The charterer is obliged to check the engine and its cooling system daily. Damage caused by engine overheating is not covered by the insurance and is paid in full by the charterer.
If the charterer, for any reason, can not realize his paid charter, he can find someone else to take over his rights and responsibilities, with the consent of the charter company. If the charterer can not find a replacement, the charter company keeps:
• 20% charter price if the company Book your charter d.o.o. manages to find a client for the cancelled week.
• 50% charter price if a reservation has been cancelled more than a month prior to the first charter day.
• 100% charter price if a reservation has been cancelled less than a month prior to the first charter day
In case of cancellation because of objective reasons (death in the family, serious accidents, war and similar), the advance payment is not refunded. The charter company will arrange a suitable vessel at the next available date or next season. In case of major breakdown of booked yacht Book your charter will replace the yacht with similar one, or another one or will return the amount which client paid for damaged yacht.
The charterer declares that he has a valid sailing license (boat leader license and radiotelephony license), as well as adequate sailing and navigational skills.
The charterer must always sail in accordance with his experience and the weather conditions.
The charterer must pay regard to the weather forecast and act in accordance with it.
In justifiable cases, if the charterer’s sailing and navigational skills are doubtful, the charter company may test the charterer’s practical knowledge. If it is established that the charterer does not possess the required skills, a skipper is provided at additional payment.
If the charterer is found incapable of handling the vessel, the charter company has the right to annul the charter contract and keep the charter fee.
The charter company hands the yacht over to the charterer at the agreed time and place.
If the yacht can not be given over in time, the charter fee is reduced proportionally for every lost day. If the charter company can not hand over the yacht after 36 hours or at a place that is less than 36 nautical miles away from the agreed harbour, the charterer has the right to withdraw from the contract. In this case, the charter fee is reimbursed, but all other compensations (travel, accommodation…) are excluded.
The charterer is obliged to carefully check the state of the yacht and its equipment upon take-over.
All remarks and/or deficiencies must be entered into the handover records.
The charterer is obliged to return the yacht at the agreed time and place.
If the charterer is up to 12 hours late, he pays an idemnitification, 2% of the weekly charter cost for every lost hour, and all the expenses that arise because of the delay.
The yacht is handed over with a full fuel tank, clean, tidy, serviced and in faultless navigational condition. The charterer returns the yacht in the same condition.
If the charter company suspects that the bottom of the yacht or the keel have been damaged, the yacht may be lifted from the water and inspected at the expense of the charterer.
No pets (dogs, cats…) are allowed on the yacht, except upon preliminary agreement.
Any eventual reimbursement claims from the charterer must be appealed to the charter company in writing, no later than 8 days after the conclusion of the charter. All claims must be registered in the handover records.
Any unresolved disputes are under jurisdiction of the court in the charter company’s residence.
Valid from January 2018
Open Class Regatta
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