A deposit is required to secure a booking. The deposit must be received within 7 days of the booking to secure the date booked.
The amount of the deposit can be calculated from the following:
Single day charter £100 or 50% of the charter fee whichever is the least
2 consecutive days £200
3 – 5 consecutive days £300
For non-consecutive days, more than 4 weeks apart the deposit can be rolled over.
Unless otherwise agreed, balance of the charter fee is due on or before the day of the charter. Payment is to be made in cash or by bank transfer.
Cancellation must be made in writing. If the cancellation is made 28 days in advance of the booked date, the deposit will be refunded in full less a £5 administration fee.
In the event that the charterer does not attend on the day booked, the full charter fee will be charged less any deposit paid.
Safety of vessel and passengers
The skipper has the right to cancel the booking on the day for any reason of safety prior to departure. If any member of the charterer’s party puts the safety of the vessel or any soul on-board at undue risk, then the charter will be terminated. The charter fee will be levied and the appropriate authorities informed.
Safety of activities
It is the responsibility of the charterer to ensure that any activities on the boat are supervised accordingly and conducted safely by fit persons, trained appropriately, with suitable equipment.
The charterer is asked to provide a list of persons aboard the vessel prior to departure. The list should include: Name, Address, Next-of-Kin and contact phone number. Also any information, such as medical conditions, that may be relevant in the case of emergency.
Any person under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance, will be viewed potentially putting the vessel or souls on-board at risk. The charter will be terminated and the full fee will be levied and the appropriate authorities informed. As a guide a person on-board should capable of legally driving a motor vehicle.
It is the sole decision of the skipper to decide if the weather conditions are suitable for the proposed trip. The charterer should contact the skipper the night before to confirm that the weather conditions are suitable. The full deposit will be refunded if the weather conditions are unfavourable. If weather conditions permit an alternative location to that proposed, this will be offered at the appropriate charter rate. The skipper is not responsible for conditions that may prohibit the proposed activity.
Lost or Damaged Equipment
Lost or damaged equipment such as rods or tackle hired as part of the charter will be charged at the appropriate rate. Details of the prices for fishing tackle can be found on the Price Guide page. Damage to the vessel will be charged at cost for the repair.
Limit to Liability
Should the skipper cancel the charter due to unforeseen circumstances, such as mechanical breakdown, the limit to the liability shall be limited to the monies already paid.
This agreement will be under the jurisdiction of English LawShare this